June 1987 Table of Contents

Building With Brick

A look at materials and methods of brick-veneer construction. Read more

How Insulation Can Peel Your Paint

Peeling exterior paint is a New England tradition cherished by few. New studies show how insulation adds to the problem, and what to do about it. Read more

Looking at Buildings

How to make dormers look like they belong—and other design tips. Read more

Special Report: Fire Codes and Foam Plastics

What do we really know about the safety of foam plastics in a fire? Not enough, according to this in-depth look at the politics and procedures of product testing. Read more

Synthetic Stucco & Insulation Systems

New to the U.S. in 1969, these innovative exteriors promise good insulation and low maintenance. But durability hinges on precise detailing. Read more

Vinyl Siding Revisited

From its early days of fading and cracking, vinyl has come a long way in quality and versatility. Read more

Restoring Historic Windows

Tips and techniques for breathing new life into deteriorated windows—using modern techniques, careful scheduling, and common sense. Read more

Treating Wood Roofs

Treating Wood Roofs Read more

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