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    Breakline: In Green We Trust

    In Green We Trust ~ Prudent Pruning

     
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    Copper Flashing on ACQ ~ How Small Is Small?

     
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    Practical Green for Coastal Homes

    As green building grabs the attention of otherwise cautious home buyers, so does the potential for "greenwashing" — the efforts of overzealous marketers to label anything and everything "green." Selectively focusing on one feature while ignoring others, or intentionally misleading buyers about the...

     
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    Products

    Pocket Primer ~ New Trim Styles ~ Synthetic Stone Backer ~ Easy-Nailing Bead Board ~ Rugged Efficiency ~ Wind-Resistant Synthetic ~ Amped-Up Sawzall

     
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    Raised Floors for the Low Country

    Elevated floors on pier foundations are mandated in V zones and recommended in coastal A zones. But the moisture and energy details can be a head-scratcher. Whether a builder places the floor system on pier supports or on a perimeter stemwall, he has to face interrelated problems of air sealing...

     
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    Soundings

    Wind Performance of Metal Roofing

     
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    Trouble-Free Paint Performance

    As a custom painting contractor in the Boston market, Nigel Costolloe has spent a good part of his lifetime studying the way paint works. Paint problems, he says, most commonly point back to the way the house was built, the substrates prepped, or how the paint was applied, rather than to the paint...