May 2016 Table of Contents

Features
Layout for Exterior Wall Framing Layout for Exterior Wall Framing

Working in the right order gets you ready to assemble walls more quickly Read more

Common Roofing Errors Common Roofing Errors

Details that matter on asphalt shingle roofs Read more

Thin-Stone Veneer Over Rigid Foam Thin-Stone Veneer Over Rigid Foam

Installing real stone over continuous exterior insulation Read more

Training the Trades
Contractor Licensing Survey Contractor Licensing Survey

How Do We Build a Resilient Labor Pool for Our Industry? Read more

On the Job
Installing a Flat-Seam Copper Roof Installing a Flat-Seam Copper Roof

Old-school metal still works as a premium roof option. Read more

Business
Energy
Commissioning Mini-Split Heat Pumps Commissioning Mini-Split Heat Pumps

An overnight pressure test and a three-step vacuum flushing of the refrigerant lines is the best-practice standard for mini-split quality control on site. Read more

Products
Huber's 10-Inch Zip System Stretch Tape Huber's 10-Inch Zip System Stretch Tape

The wider stretch tape makes light work of deeper rough openings Read more

KitchenAid Opens a Window on Dishwashing KitchenAid Opens a Window on Dishwashing

New model features a window and interior lighting Read more

NDS Pro Introduces Gravel-Free French Drain NDS Pro Introduces Gravel-Free French Drain

Reduce labor and materials with this clever design Read more

American Standard Boxe Lav Fits Small Spaces American Standard Boxe Lav Fits Small Spaces

This little lav sink is great for small-footprint powder rooms Read more

USG Securock UltraLight Glass-Mat Sheathing USG Securock UltraLight Glass-Mat Sheathing

The panels are up to 20% lighter than other products used under brick and stucco Read more

Trim-Tex 560 Sanding Pads Trim-Tex 560 Sanding Pads

Available in five grits with 60% more sanding surface than similar products Read more

Top Knobs Serene Hardware Lends Refined Style Top Knobs Serene Hardware Lends Refined Style

The collection includes 12-inch appliance pulls in the same width as the cabinet pulls Read more

Novik Partners with Style Crest for Matching Siding Novik Partners with Style Crest for Matching Siding

Color-matched materials help create cohesive curb appeal Read more

Sika Post Fix Secures Non-Structural Posts Sika Post Fix Secures Non-Structural Posts

Ideal for fence posts, mailboxes, and more, one bag of Post Fix replaces two 50-pound bags of concrete Read more

Maax Professional Introduces Affordable Brioso Tub Maax Professional Introduces Affordable Brioso Tub

The freestanding tub comes in two sizes and multiple color options Read more

Decked Organizes Every Inch of Truck Beds Decked Organizes Every Inch of Truck Beds

Store tools and gear in these large drawers without taking up the whole payload area Read more

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