January 2016 Table of Contents

Features
The Artful Side of Estimating The Artful Side of Estimating

Staying profitable requires more than just counting sticks. Read more

Low Slope Roofing: Lessons Learned Troubleshooting Low Slope Roofing: Lessons Learned

Choosing materials wisely is a good start. But success comes from careful attention to movement joints, intersections, and terminations. Read more

New Research: Cold Weather Concrete New Research: Cold Weather Concrete

Slabs and basements in freezing weather? Now more than ever. Read more

Q&A
Q&A Rule of Thumb for Sizing Headers

Don't trust old adages about making a header. Read more

Claw Hammers Q&A Claw Hammers

Straight Claw vs. Curved Claw: Each has their advantages Read more

On The Job
New Columns for an Old Porch On the Job New Columns for an Old Porch

A New England contractor gives a classic front entry a facelift by replacing the failing wood millwork with composite columns and PVC trim. Read more

Making Lock Miters On the Job Making Lock Miters

The fastest, strongest corner joints for columns, hollow posts, and newels Read more

Codes Eye View
Replacement Windows and the Code Codes Eye View Replacement Windows and the Code

New provisions deal with EERO and fall-protection heights Read more

Products
Sea Gull Lighting Alturas Collection Gets Retro Inspiration Sea Gull Lighting Alturas Collection Gets Retro Inspiration

What was modern in the 60s is modern again in these chandeliers and pendants Read more

Use Gray As Your New Neutral With Merillat's Shale Finish Use Gray As Your New Neutral With Merillat's Shale Finish

This dark tone will work with countless cool colorways Read more

Cavity Sliders CaviLock CL400 Offers Magnetic Latching for Pocket Doors Cavity Sliders CaviLock CL400 Offers Magnetic Latching for Pocket Doors

Choose from multiple styles and finishes for passage and bi-parting pocket door hardware Read more

American Standard Introduces Clean ActiVate Touchless Flushing American Standard Introduces Clean ActiVate Touchless Flushing

Help reduce bathroom germs with wave-initiated flushing Read more

Mendota Hearth Introduces 39-Inch FullView Modern Linear Fireplace Mendota Hearth Introduces 39-Inch FullView Modern Linear Fireplace

More compact than it's 47-inch big brother, ML39 MOD is sleek and stylish Read more

Sto Adds to Stucco Accessories Lineup Sto Adds to Stucco Accessories Lineup

A new corner bead and drip edge will help with durability and moisture management in Sto's wall systems Read more

Add Slate Style to Hardscapes with the Pavestone Panorama Combo Series Add Slate Style to Hardscapes with the Pavestone Panorama Combo Series

Modular sizes allow for flexibility and variety in patio aesthetics Read more

SuperDrive 75G5 from Grabber Automates Clip Fastener Installation SuperDrive 75G5 from Grabber Automates Clip Fastener Installation

Drive screws for hidden deck fasteners at the right angle every time Read more

Get the Look of Lush Leather Flooring from Carlisle Get the Look of Lush Leather Flooring from Carlisle

The Leather Plank Collection from Torlys will be distributed by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors Read more

KitchenAid's 5-Door Refrigerator Offers Food Storage Versatility KitchenAid's 5-Door Refrigerator Offers Food Storage Versatility

A variety of temperature pre-sets from the Preserva system take good care of fresh food Read more

Eliminate Cure Lines with Builder Board Breathable Tape Eliminate Cure Lines with Builder Board Breathable Tape

Surface Shield's new tape lets moisture escape as flooring cures, even when covered with protective boards Read more

Toolbox
Metabo's 18-Volt LiHD Impact Wrench Toolbox Metabo's 18-Volt LiHD Impact Wrench

Useful in multiple applications Read more

Wizard Handle Offers More Control When Taping Toolbox Wizard Handle Offers More Control When Taping

A shorter handle makes it easier to manuver Read more

Backfill
Lowering the Lights Backfill Lowering the Lights

Two tons of chandelier makes a controlled descent Read more

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