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Manufactured Fireplaces

Manufactured fireplaces require no foundation or special framing, and most can be installed in a day. This article explains the available options and how to choose a high-quality product. Read more

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Letters

Cutting trusses, frost-protected posts, ERVs vs. HRVs, foil-faced foam, more Read more

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Engineered Trim & Siding

Engineered wood, fiber cement, and plastic can provide the look of natural wood siding and trim without the limitations of the real thing. Read more

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Letters

Shoddy construction, vinyl trim detail, clad-window glass replacement, fuel cost comparisons, more Read more

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Trouble-Free Forced-Air Heat

An hvac contractor explains how to size, select, and install furnaces and ductwork to ensure quiet, efficient, and even heating. Read more

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Plywood vs. OSB

Are these two products really equivalent, as manufacturers and grading agencies claim? A wood technologist puts to rest questions about OSB’s suitability as an economical substitute for plywood. Read more

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Toolbox: Heavy-Duty Dehumidifiers
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Stripping Exterior Paint

A restoration expert explains the pros and cons of mechanical, chemical, and heat paint removal and how to test and bid a job. Read more

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All Decked Out

A designer and builder of distinctive decks shares tips and techniques for building classy, durable decks. Read more

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Case in Point: Maintaining a Healthy Pulse
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