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  • Flashing the Tricky Spots

    Plan your flashing joints ahead of time. Two expert roofers describe how—for six tough residential flashing problems.

     
  • Flat Roof Liability

    Many commercial roofing jobs require costly repairs due to defects. Two construction lawyers describe the risks involved and how to protect yourself.

     
  • Production Roof Cutting

    A production framer turned custom builder explains efficient roof layout and cutting techniques for simple gables, hips, and valleys.

     
  • Radon Regulation Update

    Radon codes are law in some areas and soon-to-be law in others. But with or without such laws, buyers and relocation companies are beginning to demand radon-resistant features.

     
  • Roofing with Concrete Tile

    As with all roofing, the quality of the installation determines the longevity of a concrete roof. A pro describes the critical details.

     
  • Sealing & Painting Treated Wood

    Pressure-treated wood will warp, split, and weather unless you protect it with sealers and other finishes. Here’s how to select and apply them.

     
  • Tight Cathedral Ceilings

    Cathedral ceilings can cause insulation and ventilation headaches, and an occasional indoor rainstorm. A builder who’s tested several options describes workable solutions.

     

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