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More stories about Underlayments

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    Dampproofing vs. waterproofing; sound control; concealed electrical splices; more

  • Synthetic Roofing Underlayments

    These new membranes are lighter, stronger, and faster to install than traditional felt paper, but are they worth the extra expense?

  • Products

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

  • On the Job: Membrane Deck Flashing

    Membrane deck flashing; quick brick shelf

  • Flashing an Entry Door

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

  • Drip-Edge and Roofing Membranes

    Q. Drip-Edge and Roofing Membranes When using peel-and-stick roofing membranes, does it matter if the membrane goes under rather than over the metal drip edge at the eaves? In my work as a home inspector, I've noticed that these membranes get installed bo

  • Do Shakes Need an Underlayment?

    Q. Is it necessary to use felt paper or Tyvek behind cedar shakes on gable walls that are not heated or cooled?

  • Flashing A Flanged Window

    A few minutes of time and a few dollars of materials can prevent expensive headaches.

  • Tiling a Breezeway

    Q. I've been asked to tile the floor of an enclosed breezeway that gets tracked with a lot of dirt, leaves, and snow. Besides being subject to the temperature extremes found in Ohio, the existing concrete slab has a crack running across its width. Is porcelain tile the best option in this situation...

  • Choosing Laminate Flooring

    Laminate flooring looks better than ever and is easy to install, but you have to select the right product for a durable installation.