February 2016 Table of Contents

Features
Top Ten Code Violations Top Ten Code Violations

Pay close attention to these to avoid failing inspections Read more

Fiberglassing an Exterior Deck Fiberglassing an Exterior Deck

An easy-to-install weatherproof deck surface that you can walk on Read more

Fire Separation Walls Fire Protection Fire Separation Walls

These code-required assemblies can complicate construction, but they can also help the structural design Read more

On the Job
Energy
Solar at the Crossroads Solar at the Crossroads

State-level regulatory action could dim the future of residential rooftop solar Read more

Products
Solar Defense Technology Lets Ply Gem Add Dark Siding Colors Solar Defense Technology Lets Ply Gem Add Dark Siding Colors

Five new colors from the Mastic brand are designed to beat the heat Read more

Cambria Adds Sea-Inspired Patterns to Oceanic Collection Cambria Adds Sea-Inspired Patterns to Oceanic Collection

Two new quartz colorways bring the sea to mind Read more

Noritz Introduces CB Series Boilers for Plumbing and Hydronic Heating Noritz Introduces CB Series Boilers for Plumbing and Hydronic Heating

The high-efficiency units can serve a variety of water and space heating needs Read more

Weather Shield Goes Sleek with Contemporary Collection Weather Shield Goes Sleek with Contemporary Collection

Slim stiles and rails give the product line the modern look of commercial steel Read more

Cut Fiber Cement Cleanly with Kett's KD-1495 Fiber-Cement Shear Cut Fiber Cement Cleanly with Kett's KD-1495 Fiber-Cement Shear

The shearing action all but eliminates airborne dust Read more

Trespa Introduces Pura NFC Alternative Siding Trespa Introduces Pura NFC Alternative Siding

Natural fibers and thermosetting resins make up 70% of this new material Read more

Monitor Home Safety and Security with Yale's Linus Lock Monitor Home Safety and Security with Yale's Linus Lock

On the Works with Nest platform, Linus can monitor smoke alarms, cameras, and home access Read more

Lenova's Aqualogic Ozone Faucet Improves Kitchen Cleanliness Lenova's Aqualogic Ozone Faucet Improves Kitchen Cleanliness

Sanitize hands, surfaces, and food with a built-in ozone generator Read more

Typar's HouseWrap DW Helps Move Bulk Water Away from Walls Typar's HouseWrap DW Helps Move Bulk Water Away from Walls

Drainage efficiency of 96% make this material ideal in rainy climates Read more

CertainTeed's Habito Drywall Holds 30 Pounds Per Screw CertainTeed's Habito Drywall Holds 30 Pounds Per Screw

Reinforce walls in certain areas of the home with this super-strong drywall Read more

Oldcastle's Kensley Stone Veneer Brings Stately Style to Exteriors Oldcastle's Kensley Stone Veneer Brings Stately Style to Exteriors

The ashlar style stone comes in three natural colorways Read more

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