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More stories about Panels

  • Painting Steel Roofing

    Q: When installing painted steel roofing, is it necessary to coat the edges of cut panels in order to prevent rust?

  • Replacing an Electrical Service

    Upgrading service equipment increases safety and load capacity while bringing the house up to code.

  • Fast Fix for Dark Paneling

    Q: We recently completed the remodel of a 1970s relic complete with dark paneling and shag carpet. In some areas, the homeowner acquiesced and allowed us to apply new 1/2-inch drywall over the old paneling, while in other areas we simply painted over it.

  • Building a Frame-and-Panel Fireplace

    Pocket-screw joinery and specialty moldings transform a site-built mantel into high-end millwork.

  • Fast-Tracking a Pop-Top Addition

    Using wall panels and trusses, framing and roofing took only four days.

  • Letters

    Unvented attics meet code; mystery setup; the joy of SIPs; safety-story feedback; more

  • Products

    Low-Maintenance Railing - Speedy Anchor - Durable Decks - Shelter from the Storm - Faster Fastening - Revolutionary Roof - Synthetic Underlayment - Maximum Opening - Pristine Trim - Competing Compressors

  • Building With Structural Insulated Panels

    SIPs produce a tight, well-insulated shell that takes less labor to construct than an equivalent stick-framed building.

  • Reinforcing Old Framing

    Q: We're remodeling a 1930s vintage San Diego home and have to seismically reinforce its cripple walls with plywood, shear transfer plates, and hold-downs. Because all the framing is very dry and most of the cripples measure only 1 foot to 2 feet in lengt

  • Substituting Synthetic Roof Underlayments for Housewrap

    Q: After stripping the original siding from a 30-year-old house, I'm being asked to re-side with 4x8 and 4x9 fiber-cement panels designed to look like stucco. The installation instructions permit caulking at the vertical joints, but call for Z-flashing at