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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.
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
Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.
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.
Get faster dry-in and a tighter building envelope without housewrap.
Over 20 years ago, on a vinyl siding job, I screened in a deck that had a shed roof.
The company that invented OSB sheathing now offers a version it says is nearly three times more burn-resistant than a conventional wood panel.
Bendable trim; burn-resistant sheathing; color-coded spackling; fastener-free hardwood flooring; lightweight drywall; pullout microwave; more
Garage doors; heat-reflecting shingles; hurricane-resistant glass walls; clay plaster; decking with drainage; roof wrap; pergolas; more
A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof.
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