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    Backdoor: Katrina by the Numbers

    Katrina by the Numbers

     
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    Breakline

    Dangerous Demolition - Gulf Renaissance - Insurance Rates to Climb - Named Storms Break the Record

     
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    Design: Small Is Beautiful

    Small Is Beautiful

     
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    From the Editor

    Gulf Fixation

     
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    In the Clear

    Clear finishes that preserve the natural look of exterior woodwork take a beating in any climate but have an even harder time withstanding the onslaught of sun, salt, and moisture in coastal climes. In this article, we go to boatbuilders, paint chemists, door-finishing specialists, and marine...

     
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    Products

    High-Performance Underlayment - 36-Volt Power Tools - Drainage-Plane Clips - Bendable Borders - Impact-Resistant Glass Block System - Efficient Bracing - Integral Insulation

     
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    Rebuilding the Gulf: Back to the Future

    The tremendous surge from Hurricane Katrina that washed across Lake Pontchartrain and swamped New Orleans also took a serious toll on the houses in Mandeville, La. Ted Cushman, who traveled to the region to lend a hand in the recovery, was there to document two historic buildings that stood tall...

     
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    Selecting Windows for Coastal Homes

    All windows worth buying should carry a valid warranty and meet basic structural and thermal performance measures. On the coast, however, strong winds and blowing rain make it imperative that windows meet even more stringent performance requirements. Editor Clayton DeKorne sorts through the...

     
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    Soundings

    Termite Defenses for Slab-on-Grade Foundations - Making Sense of Air Barriers