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    Backdoor: The Life of a Hurricane

    The Life of a Hurricane

     
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    Breakline

    Required Engineering - Hurricane Academy - Coastal Population Booms - 2005 Hurricane Forecast

     
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    Chilling at Home

    Ductless mini-splits offer efficient cooling and outstanding dehumidification, making them an increasingly popular option for coastal homes. Charles Wardell investigates the pros and cons, including cost, cooling performance, ease of installation, efficiency, corrosion resistance, and more.

     
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    Design: Designing with Polygons

    Designing with Polygons

     
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    Products

    Space Savers - Composite Shingles - Engineered Opening - Outlet Energy Block - Premeasured Roof Sheathing - Operable Acrylic Block Windows - T&G Composite Flooring - Bug-Free Living - HouseNet for Brick

     
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    Interview: Shore Success

    New Jersey builder Tim Cross balances remodeling projects and new homes as a strategy for regulating his work flow and growing his business. His company, Merrick Construction, employs 10 high-end finish carpenters and turns out roughly $6 million per year in sales. Here, Cross reveals some of the...

     
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    Site Report: Working with PVC Trim

    Plastic trim is maintenance-free, even in unforgiving coastal climates ... assuming it’s installed correctly. Project Manager Jeff Kent explains how to achieve durable exterior details, and vows that once you learn how to use PVC, you’ll never go back to wood.

     
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    Soundings

    Sun Block for Windows - Critical Control Joints

     
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    Keeping Termites at Bay

    Coastal homes are prime targets for termite destruction. While builders and remodelers aren’t exterminators, they do play a key role in long-term termite control. Mitch Buroker reviews traditional deterrents and control strategies, and gives the scoop on new termite barriers, bait systems, and...