January 2011 Table of Contents

Features
High-Performance Homes on a Budget High-Performance Homes on a Budget

Well-thought-out details make energy-efficient houses both attractive and affordable. Read more

Making a Business of Ice Dams Making a Business of Ice Dams

Though it’s not for the fainthearted, dealing with ice damage can be a profitable sideline Read more

Stair-Builder's Tool Kit Stair-Builder's Tool Kit

For short cash and a little effort, you’ll save lots of time on your next handrail installation. Read more

Best New Tools From 2011 STAFDA Show Best New Tools From 2011 STAFDA Show

A sampling of the best products on display at the STAFDA show. Read more

Letters
Letters

Sizing circulation pumps; what you don’t know; plumbing victory; Energy Star misleading Read more

News
JLC Report: Lead-Safe Remodeling JLC Report: Lead-Safe Remodeling

Lead-safe remodeling update; new energy code approved for 2012; error-minimizing tape measure coming soon Read more

Business
Business Business

Budgeting for your marketing, sales, and project starts Read more

Products
Reprieve for Dying Decks Reprieve for Dying Decks

UDF-21 Deck Resurfacer polymer coating fills cracks, locks down splinters, and cures to form a textured, slip-resistant surface that's nearly maintenance-free. Read more

Sub-Zero 700BR Refrigerator Drawer - Blends Into Cabinetry Sub-Zero 700BR Refrigerator Drawer - Blends Into Cabinetry

The Sub-Zero 700BR Refrigerator Drawer is designed to fit discreetly under a counter and blend into the surrounding cabinetry. Read more

Wall-Mounted Sliding-Door Hardware Wall-Mounted Sliding-Door Hardware

Johnson wall-mounted sliding-door hardware can provide the convenience of a pocket door while keeping installation simple. Read more

VTCR Single-Sided Valley Truss Clip VTCR Single-Sided Valley Truss Clip

Simpson's new VTCR single-sided valley truss clip eliminates the need to bevel the bottom chord - or use wedges - when installing a valley truss over a supporting roof. Read more

DishDrawer Tall Dishwasher DishDrawer Tall Dishwasher

The DishDrawer Tall has extra headroom and a fully adjustable racking system that allows it to accommodate such items as long-stemmed wine glasses and 13-inch plates. Read more

Folding Patio Door Folding Patio Door

Andersen's new Folding Patio Door has an unusual top-hung design that allows its panels fold up and out the way easily. Read more

Safecoat Naturals Nontoxic Paints Safecoat Naturals Nontoxic Paints

Safecoat Naturals nontoxic paints are finishes made from - in the maker's words - only "natural earth-based plant and mineral components." Read more

Emergency Escape Emergency Escape

Unlike ordinary flexible fire escapes, the PEARL (Permanent Escape and Rescue Ladder) is guaranteed to be there when it's needed: the recessed steel cabinet that houses the ladder fits between 16-inch on-center 2x4 walls. Read more

Toolbits
ProFlex 816 Thermal Flip-Top Gloves ProFlex 816 Thermal Flip-Top Gloves

ProFlex 816 Thermal Flip-Top Gloves provide the warmth of fleece-lined mittens when you need it - but when a task requires manual dexterity, you can flip back the finger and thumb covers and use your fingers without having to take off the whole glove. Read more

Backfill
Town Lattice Truss Bridge For A Bride Backfill Town Lattice Truss Bridge For A Bride

Builder Ted Kellogg convinced his bride-to-be that a brand-new covered bridge over the rocky stream behind his farmhouse would make a perfect spot for their summer nuptials. Read more

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