July 2015 Table of Contents

Features
Charging for the Estimate Charging for the Estimate

How to avoid giving away a lot of free work Read more

Best Practices: Brick Veneer That Works Best Practices: Brick Veneer That Works

Strategies for avoiding failure Read more

Letters
Letters July 2015 Letters

Furring for foam sheathing; weather barriers; rigid foam and condensation Read more

News
Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing Code's Eye View Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing

Do a little homework before abandoning the decades-long practice of using step flashing with asphalt shingles. Read more

Q&A
Q&A Fixing Ghost Doors

There's nothing supernatural about it. Read more

Windows in Thick Walls Q&A Windows in Thick Walls

Which is better, an innie or an outie? Read more

On the Job
Pre-Assembling Exterior Trim On The Job Pre-Assembling Exterior Trim

Fabricating parts on the ground or in the shop saves time and improves quality. Read more

Insulated Footings for a Massachusetts Passive House Insulated Footings for a Massachusetts Passive House

A Massachusetts builder starts a custom Passive House in suburban Boston with insulated foundation footings — this time, using Foamglas instead of plastic insulation. Read more

Energy
Conditioning Energy Recovery Ventilators Energy Conditioning Energy Recovery Ventilators

Adding a heat pump lets an ERV help with heating, cooling, and humidity control. Read more

Products
Easily Add Solar To Tile Roofs with QuickMount PV Easily Add Solar To Tile Roofs with QuickMount PV

The maker's QBase Universal Tile Mount works with flat or curved tiles Read more

Uvex Livewire Seals Out Particles and Fog Uvex Livewire Seals Out Particles and Fog

The goggle-style eyewear had an anti-fog coating for clear, protected vision Read more

Nora Lighting Adjustble LED Downlight for Wall-Washing Nora Lighting Adjustble LED Downlight for Wall-Washing

A wide adjustment angle makes these fixtures flexible for use in a variety of applications Read more

Whirlpool Revisits the Bronze Age with New Color Option Whirlpool Revisits the Bronze Age with New Color Option

Sunset bronze give a subtle softness to cool stainless steel Read more

Titebond Fast Set Makes Quick Work of Multiple Substrates Titebond Fast Set Makes Quick Work of Multiple Substrates

Fast curing time and a wide range of working temperatures make this a versatile adhesive Read more

Rheem EcoNet Brings Wi-Fi to Water Heaters Rheem EcoNet Brings Wi-Fi to Water Heaters

Adjust temperature, get alerts, and request maintenance for your water heater with a mobile app Read more

Jeld-Wen Siteline Window & Door Collection Jeld-Wen Siteline Window & Door Collection

Get big looks at a smaller price with a variety of size options in this affordably priced line Read more

ThermalStar Radiant Comfort Panels for Hydronic Heating ThermalStar Radiant Comfort Panels for Hydronic Heating

Make hydronic heating installations easier for new construction or retrofit Read more

Armstrong Adds Seaside Chic Colorways to Architectural Remants Collection Armstrong Adds Seaside Chic Colorways to Architectural Remants Collection

Weathered timbers inspire the collections latest new products Read more

Trim-Tex Reveal 90-Degree Corner Bead Trim-Tex Reveal 90-Degree Corner Bead

Get the look of layered drywall without the labor Read more

Two Icynene Formulations Now Offer 4-Hour Re-Occupancy Two Icynene Formulations Now Offer 4-Hour Re-Occupancy

Get your trades back to work and your clients home faster with revised re-occupancy allownaces. Read more

Duravit Goes Coastal with Philippe Starck Cape Cod Collection

A unique blend of materials brings interest to the bath with this furntiure collection. Read more

Toolbox
Innovative Edge Clamps Toolbox Innovative Edge Clamps

A rubber strap spans the jaws of these spring clamps for quick and easy edge-clamping. Read more

Top-of-Class Cordless Hammer Drill Top-of-Class Cordless Hammer Drill

Makita's new XPH07T puts the pedal to the metal. Read more

Compact Framing Nailer Toolbox Compact Framing Nailer

Paslode's new light, manageable framing gun Read more

Backfill
Indoor Old Growth Backfill Indoor Old Growth

Some of the best-quality lumber can be found in old school gymnasiums. Read more

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