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  • Architectural Shingles In Non-Traditional Colors

    Owens Corning’s Designer Colors Collection consists of Duration and Duration Premium architectural shingles in nontraditional color blends, including distinctive shades of red and blue.

  • Malco FCC4 Guillotine Shear

    Cut fiber-cement siding without a cloud of hazardous dust with the FCC4 Guillotine Shear by Malco.

  • Letters

    Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more

  • Back-Priming Fiber-Cement Siding

    Q: We ordered preprimed HardiePlank lap siding to finish a project, but when it was delivered, we discovered that the backs were left unprimed. Normally, we back-prime wood clapboards, but I'm not sure this step is needed with fiber-cement siding, and the manufacturer's Web site is mute on the...

  • Retrofitting Exterior Insulation

    Adding rigid foam to the outside of the shell dramatically increases R-value while reducing thermal conduction.

  • Roofing With Cedar Shingles

    For a long-lasting roof, stick with the best shingle grades and use a ventilating underlayment.

  • Dow Structural Insulated Sheathing: A Solution for Coastal Walls?

  • Another Look at Vinyl Siding

    Manufacturers have successfully tackled some of the issues plaguing this low-cost cladding.

  • Squirrels and Cedar Siding

    We installed untreated cedar shingles on the exterior walls of a vacation home in central Maryland. Now the owners are complaining that squirrels are eating the new siding. And the squirrels really are eating it - they're not just trying to get inside the house. Is there anything we can apply to...

  • Cutting The Dust From Fiber Cement

    Specialized tools make for cleaner air and a healthier crew.