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    Backdoor: The Wind Watchers

    The Wind Watchers

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    Sorting Out Disaster - Roofer’s Holiday - First Responder - Houses That Work - Safe Haven

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    Design: Battening Down the Hatches

    Battening Down the Hatches

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    From the Editor

    We Know How to Do This

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    Interview: Surging Forward

    In the two decades since Patty McDaniel founded Boardwalk Builders in Rehoboth Beach, Del., she’s watched her remodeling business evolve from a small partnership to an award-winning enterprise with $2.8 million in sales and 17 regular employees. McDaniel discusses how the industry has changed...

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    Metal Connectors and ACQ - Coastal Roofing - Weather-Tight Exteriors

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    Materials Report: Plastic Decking

    Plastic and composite deck boards offer real advantages, but they require a builder’s savvy to choose and use. Here’s what the experts say about plastic lumber in the lab … and what type of performance you can expect to see in the real world.

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    Fastener-Friendly Exterior Trim - Tintable Technology - Foam Goes Green - Peel-and-Stick Underlayment - Soundproof Interiors - TPO Roofing - Sill Sealer

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    Roof Ventilation for Coastal Homes

    Rhode Island builder Mike Guertin shares his strategies for beating leaks caused by wind-driven rain entering roof vents — and how to navigate building codes and shingle warranties in the process.

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    Vacation-Home Security

    The term “security system” takes on a meaning far beyond “burglar alarms” when you’re working on high-end beachfront resort homes that remain unoccupied for long periods. Such was the lesson learned when a fire devastated this historic house on Martha’s Vineyard. The rebuilt structure now includes...

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    Garage Door Recommendations - Shingle Specifics - Top Finishes