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    Backdoor: Green Meets Blue

    Green Meets Blue

     
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    Breakline

    The Four Furie's of 2004, Native Species Take Root, ACQ Wrap-Up

     
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    Guest Editorial

     
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    Design: Patterns in Wood

    Patterns in Wood

     
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    Evaluating OSB for Coastal Roofs

    After Hurricane Andrew, Florida code advisers ruled OSB sheathing inferior to plywood. Was this judgment too hasty? Here's what the experts say.

     
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    Products

    Smart Vapor Retarder, Flip-Up Floodgate, High-Tech Patio Doors, Sure Finishes, See-Through Deck Balusters, Mold-Resistant Coating, Trex Report, Tough Landscape Lighting

     
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    Soundings

    Cooling Strategies, Fastening Roof Tile, How Shear Walls Work

     
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    Speccing Windows in High-Wind Zones

    In regions vulnerable to wind-borne debris and hurricane-force winds, the code offers more than one way for coastal builders to comply with new impact-resistance rules.

     
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    Interview: Storm Rapport

    Robert Criner, president of Criner Construction Co. in Yorktown, Va., had been in the residential remodeling business for more than 25 years when Hurricane Isabel hit in 2003 and brought everything to a thudding halt. He offers a few insights for coastal contractors on how to manage client...

     
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    Painting the Coastal Home

    Exterior paint takes a beating from intense sun and salt spray, and the demands of