April 2005 Table of Contents

Breakline Breakline

Sorting Out Disaster - Roofer’s Holiday - First Responder - Houses That Work - Safe Haven Read more

From the Editor From the Editor

We Know How to Do This Read more

Interview: Surging Forward Interview: Surging Forward

In the two decades since Patty McDaniel founded Boardwalk Builders in Rehoboth Beach, Del., she’s watched her remodeling business evolve from a small partnership to an award-winning enterprise with $2.8 million in sales and 17 regular employees. McDaniel discusses how the industry has changed, building-code revisions, and what’s important for contractors who want to take their businesses to the next level. Read more


Metal Connectors and ACQ - Coastal Roofing - Weather-Tight Exteriors Read more

Materials Report: Plastic Decking Materials Report: Plastic Decking

Plastic and composite deck boards offer real advantages, but they require a builder’s savvy to choose and use. Here’s what the experts say about plastic lumber in the lab … and what type of performance you can expect to see in the real world. Read more

Products Products

Fastener-Friendly Exterior Trim - Tintable Technology - Foam Goes Green - Peel-and-Stick Underlayment - Soundproof Interiors - TPO Roofing - Sill Sealer Read more

Roof Ventilation for Coastal Homes Roof Ventilation for Coastal Homes

Rhode Island builder Mike Guertin shares his strategies for beating leaks caused by wind-driven rain entering roof vents — and how to navigate building codes and shingle warranties in the process. Read more

Vacation-Home Security Vacation-Home Security

The term “security system” takes on a meaning far beyond “burglar alarms” when you’re working on high-end beachfront resort homes that remain unoccupied for long periods. Such was the lesson learned when a fire devastated this historic house on Martha’s Vineyard. The rebuilt structure now includes state-of-the-art fire and alarm systems designed to protect the house as well as its occupants. Read more

Soundings Soundings

Garage Door Recommendations - Shingle Specifics - Top Finishes Read more

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