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More stories about Panels

  • On Site With Liquid Flash

    We try out Huber's Zip System Liquid Flash on a few windows that we were installing, as well as on pipe penetrations, to see how it performs.

  • PVC Ceiling

    Zip-Up Ceiling offers a quick way to finish a basement ceiling: Install trim around the perimeter, then infill with paintable PVC panels and hidden rails that can be unzipped later for cleaning and overhead access.

  • For Firefighters, Solar Panels Are A New Type Of Trouble

    Fire crews are reporting trouble with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels: in building fires, they block access and create a shock hazard.

  • More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

    The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using wood structural panels to achieve code-required lateral bracing in wood-frame construction. A new APA publication lays out the OSB industry’s latest recommendations for a “simplified” way to meet code.

  • Unity Homes Launches, Aiming at Affordable High-Performance

    The new builder has lofty growth ambitions, made possible by its panelized construction process.

  • Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System

    These shingles are squared and fastened to each other in 45-inch-long panels.

  • Solar Installers Offer Deals, Gaining Converts

    Jay Nuzzi, a New Jersey state trooper, had put off installing solar panels on his home here for years, deterred by the $70,000 it could cost.

  • Efficient Comfort: York Affinity Large Bypass WaterSaver Humidifier

    This high-efficiency humidifier evaporates 100% of the water it uses, according to the maker.

  • Engineer's Assessment of Tornado-Damaged Homes

    As a structural engineer with the APA/Engineered Wood Association, I perform forensic assessments of single- family homes after hurricanes and tornados.

  • Open-Joint Siding

    In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the mid-2000s, there were many high-profile cases of water damage caused by improperly detailed siding, mostly on condos and other multifamily housing.