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  • Boral TruExterior Trim

    Low-maintenance and dimensionally stable, Boral's TruExterior Trim now comes in a 1 1/2-inch thickness.

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  • Polyurethane Paints for Wood Windows

    Q: My client's old wood windows are badly in need of a new paint job. My client, a sailor, suggested using a high-performance polyurethane enamel boat paint on the windows to cut down on future maintenance. It seems to me that if a finish can adhere to the hull of a wooden boat, it should be able...

  • Maintaining a Lighting Design

    Picture this scenario: a homeowner of a magnificent apartment entrusts her residence to a new house manager. She shows him where the project manuals are located and wishes him good luck. The manager peruses the manual and finds some old construction documents to re-lamp a downlight in the living...

  • Slate in the Shower

    Q: My client wants to install slate tile in her shower to match the tile on her bathroom floor. I know that slate is porous and harder to keep clean than ceramic tile, but is there a good sealer that can be used with the slate so that maintenance will be manageable?

  • Buying a Skid Steer

    If you can afford only one machine, make it one of these.

  • Restoring Wood Floors Without Sanding

    Preserve the patina and renew the luster of wood floors using only a buffer

  • Buying a Compact Excavator

    Ownership can reduce your dependence on subs and create new sources of revenue, but be sure to consider all the costs.

  • Shopping For A Generator

    The right-size generator will last longer and extend the life of your expensive tools. Here's what you need to know before you buy.

  • Q&A: Exterior Ceilings

    Q. Patio covers are standard features of nearly every home built in the Phoenix area. Standard construction is wood frame with a drywall ceiling, taped, textured, and painted. Within ten years, the taping and texturing start to separate from the drywall. Retaping and texturing might make it last a...