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More stories about Walls

  • CertainTeed Easi-Lite 30 Gypsum Board

    Up to 30% lighter than standard 5/8-inch Type X board, Easi-Lite 30 combines reduced weight with fire resistance.

  • Building Freestanding Walls

    John LaTorre Jr. shows how to build a wall that's an independent structure when there are no other walls to tie into for rigidity.

  • Baseboard Heat Covers

    Remodeler Randal Patterson shows how to make simple wooden covers for hydronic baseboard heat.

  • Basement Stairs Transplant

    Stacking the basement stairs under the stairs to the second floor opens up the living space.

  • Working With Roxul Insulation

    Choosing insulation for a high-performance home in Northern Vermont requires thought and care. The right choice can make a huge difference in both comfort and cost efficiency.

  • Layout for Tile Floors

    Proper layout doesn’t just mean a good-looking floor; it can save you material and installation time as well.

  • JLC Live Preview: Wall Bracing Hands-On Workshop

    A highlight from the upcoming JLC Live conference and trade show: a hands-on session about how to meet new code requirements for lateral bracing of walls.

  • Code-Compliant Wood Walls

    The ICC and APA team up to provide guidance on building "R20" and "R-13+5"  wall to meet requiremtn in the the 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.

  • To Improve the Energy Performance of Walls, Look at Total R-Value

    Today’s builders are learning to mitigate thermal bridging by using alternative framing techniques, continuous exterior rigid foam products, or both.

  • The Case of the Sobbing Siding

    On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof inspection hadn't been nearly thorough enough