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  • 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

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    More on immigration; rain-screen siding; guardrail codes; vinyl sunburst; theft

  • Stucco That Works

    Done well, traditional three-coat stucco should be impervious to water, but the demands of schedule and budget have pushed many builders to opt for less durable one-coat stucco claddings and have enticed applicators to take shortcuts that compromise the integrity of otherwise good stucco. To remedy...

  • Detailing Rain-Screen Siding

    Providing an air space behind wood trim and siding is the best way to make them last.

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    High-Performance Underlayment - 36-Volt Power Tools - Drainage-Plane Clips - Bendable Borders - Impact-Resistant Glass Block System - Efficient Bracing - Integral Insulation

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    Case of the missing beam; thinner sheathing and nail pops; strength of OSB vs. plywood; adequate air for spraying finishes; more

  • Flashing an Entry Door

    For doors with applied casings, simple flashings made from self-healing membrane serve the same purpose as fins

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    Fiber-cement siding clips; dune-friendly decking; drywall & accessories; ridge vents; masonry

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    Stainless Cap Nuts - Low-Maintenance Millwork - Folding Walls - Aggressive Augers - Standby Power - Storm Shingles - Stronger Siding - Durable Doors

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    Notes on safety; pandering charge; support for higher energy performance standards; vinyl-siding school; wallpaper liner; fire sprinklers