June 2015 Table of Contents

Features
Tarping and Taping Tarping and Taping

Protecting work on the jobsite results in happier clients and more referrals. Read more

Roofing With Tile Roofing With Tile

Roof tile can be adapted to nearly any environmental condition and climate zone. In this article we’ll focus on two of the most challenging for tile: high-wind and cold-climate regions. Read more

Placing a Puddle-Proof Driveway Placing a Puddle-Proof Driveway

Pervious concrete solves drainage and runoff issues. Read more

Letters
Letters June 2015 Letters

Thin-kerf saw blades; flood vents in a crawlspace; testing weather barriers; tip for cutting foam Read more

Q&A
Q&A Curing Time for Concrete Footings

Temperature, admixtures, and fly-ash content can affect how long it takes for concrete to achieve its rated strength. Read more

Attaching a Deck to SIPs Q&A Attaching a Deck to SIPs

Though it is possible to beef up a SIP in order to attach a deck ledger, the best option is to build a freestanding deck. Read more

On the Job
Building With Cross Laminated Timber Building With Cross Laminated Timber

The solid CLT panels simplify making the building envelope airtight, and they help moderate fluctuations in moisture and heat. Read more

Solo Installation of Crown Molding Solo Installation of Crown Molding

Techniques developed over the course of 25 years on the job take the place of a helper. Read more

Business
Profit Is Not a Happy Accident Business Profit Is Not a Happy Accident

A bigger job does not necessarily mean a bigger profit. Read more

Energy
New Infrared Options for Remodelers New Infrared Options for Remodelers

By providing a visual image of cold air blowing into the living room, infrared cameras help clients understand the value of air sealing. Read more

Products
Tapco Launches New Grayne Composite Siding Line Tapco Launches New Grayne Composite Siding Line

The look of cedar shingles with the durability of composite material Read more

Carriage House Style Garage Door Brings Old-World Charm Carriage House Style Garage Door Brings Old-World Charm

Wayne-Dalton upgrades and replaces its 9400 garage door with new features Read more

Azek Introduces Time-Saving Ready Rake and QuickCorner Azek Introduces Time-Saving Ready Rake and QuickCorner

Two new products help save labor on exterior trim installations Read more

Trutankless Introduces Budget-Friendly Vero Line Trutankless Introduces Budget-Friendly Vero Line

An intermediate price point could make the electric tankless water heaters more attractive to buyers Read more

Werner Podium Ladders Move Easily with New Casters Werner Podium Ladders Move Easily with New Casters

The wheels disengage for safety when the ladder is bearing weight Read more

Dow Corning Adds Liquid Silicone Flashing for Rough Openings Dow Corning Adds Liquid Silicone Flashing for Rough Openings

Use the liquid-applied flashing on its own or as part of the Silicone Air Barrier System Read more

Deck Grommet Pro Floor Box Keeps Exterior Outlets Out of the Way Deck Grommet Pro Floor Box Keeps Exterior Outlets Out of the Way

Unsightly electrical outlets are hidden under the deck and made available only when needed with this clever product Read more

Strong-Tie's DTT1Z Ties Decks to Framing Without Entering the House Strong-Tie's DTT1Z Ties Decks to Framing Without Entering the House

The 750-pound lateral connector can be installed entirely from outside the house Read more

Elegant Privacy with Bendheim SatinTech Shower Doors Elegant Privacy with Bendheim SatinTech Shower Doors

Try this fingerprint-free frosted glass in your next project Read more

Sharp Updates Its Microwave Drawer for Universal Design Sharp Updates Its Microwave Drawer for Universal Design

Install an undercounter microwave for easier access to users of all abilities Read more

An Affordable Time-Lapse Construction Camera from Brinno An Affordable Time-Lapse Construction Camera from Brinno

Create time-lapse videos from your jobsites with this rugged and ready camera. Read more

Toolbox
Pocket-Hole Machine Toolbox Pocket-Hole Machine

The new Kreg Foreman DB210 won't replace production equipment, but it will be welcome on the jobsite and in small shops. Read more

Cordless Rotary Hammer Toolbox Cordless Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee's M18 Fuel 1-inch SDS Plus rotary hammer has a brushless motor and protective electronics. Read more

SawStop Jobsite Table Saw Toolbox SawStop Jobsite Table Saw

SawStop's blade-stopping technology is now on a portable saw that weighs in at 108 pounds. Read more

Backfill
Vintage Handsaws Backfill Vintage Handsaws

Taper-ground blades and handmade hardwood handles make these humble hand tools things of beauty. Read more

Other Articles
Installing a Flue-Top Damper Installing a Flue-Top Damper

Top-sealing dampers install quickly, seal out unwanted guests, and keep conditioned air from escaping out the chimney. Read more

CyberPower's UPS Systems Can Back Up Your Garage Door Opener CyberPower's UPS Systems Can Back Up Your Garage Door Opener

Avoid your garage door getting stuck open or closed during a power outage with this gadget. Read more

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