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More stories about Vinyl

  • On-Site With Fiber-Cement Siding

    We take a close look at handling, cutting, installing, and painting fiber-cement to see how it compares with traditional lap siding.

  • Letters

    Another vote against vinyl, chimney spillage warning, on working with architects

  • Letters

    Vinyl siding defended, spray insulations, Model Energy Code

  • Notebook

    How new tax law affects contractors, window installation certification programs, building market up and down in mixed economy

  • Letters

    Deck details, nailing metal hangers, vinyl siding

  • Controlling Moisture in Mixed Climates

    In climates that require both heating and cooling, humidity presents special problems for builders no matter what the season. These wall details will prevent damage to finishes and structural components from interior and exterior moisture.

  • Durable Details for Vinyl Siding

    Cracking, splitting, and rippling of vinyl siding can usually be traced to poor installation — specifically, not allowing for the material’s inevitable expansion and contraction with changes in temperature. A siding expert tells how to put it up right.

  • Products

    Cordless drywall cutout tool, mortar gun for masonry joints, hammer-in chemical anchors, new roof rail bracket

  • Practical Engineering: Keeping Water Out of Walls

    Preventing structural damage from water leaks

  • Quality Vinyl Floors

    A professional floor installer describes the best methods and materials to use for a durable resilient floor.