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  • Q&A: Is Weathered OSB Okay?

    Q: I am siding a building that was framed and roofed two years ago and is sheathed with 15?32-inch OSB. The building paper blew off one of the gable walls, and now the OSB has turned gray and some of the strands are lifting from the surface. Is the OSB st

  • Tightening A House Shell From The Outside

    Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.

  • How Far Can SIPs Be Cantilevered?

    Q: When building with structural insulated roof panels, how far is it safe to cantilever (or project) the ends of a panel past the top plates? I like the idea of creating a protective overhang for the siding and windows.

  • On Site With Zip System Sheathing

    Get faster dry-in and a tighter building envelope without housewrap.

  • Quick Porch Enclosure

    Over 20 years ago, on a vinyl siding job, I screened in a deck that had a shed roof.

  • Safer Sheathing

    The company that invented OSB sheathing now offers a version it says is nearly three times more burn-resistant than a conventional wood panel.

  • Products

    Bendable trim; burn-resistant sheathing; color-coded spackling; fastener-free hardwood flooring; lightweight drywall; pullout microwave; more

  • Products

    Garage doors; heat-reflecting shingles; hurricane-resistant glass walls; clay plaster; decking with drainage; roof wrap; pergolas; more

  • Working On a SIPs Roof

    A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof.

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