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Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View
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Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof... Read more

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Letters To The Editor

Painting popcorn ceilings, repairing a stone foundation, garage floor finishes, cracked manufactured stone Read more

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Letters

Rafter cutting concerns, building with ICFs, retrofitting brick ties, more Read more

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Products

Inflatable knee pads; truck bed extender; caddy for extension ladders; roof guardrail; track for heavy pocket doors; finish works on wet wood; mortarless brick veneer; elegant aluminum balusters; more Read more

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Practical Engineering: Holding Down the Roof

Wind uplift on roofs Read more

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Computer Solutions: Simplified Structural Design

Software for sizing structural components Read more

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Letters

Markup math, plywood orientation in shear walls, tips for using foam forms Read more

Horizontal vs. Vertical Sheathing
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Horizontal vs. Vertical Sheathing

Q: I’ve always heard that installing plywood sheathing horizontally (perpendicular... Read more

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Q&A: Sealing Fire-Stop Penetrations

Q: When we build homes, we drill numerous holes through wall plates and subfloor assemblies for wiring, plumbing, and hvac ducts. Are there any code requirements for sealing the gaps around these penetrations? Read more

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One-Coat Stucco

Thin-coat stucco is gaining ground on traditional techniques. A New Mexico custom builder explains how these systems can cut costs and improve quality. Read more

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