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  • A Guide to Scaffolding Systems

    The technical staff of The Old-House Journal tells us everything we need to know to get the job done right (and safely).

     
  • Repairing Stucco

    A step-by-step guide from Walter Jowers.

     
  • The Case of the Disappearing R-Value

    Manufacturers have long claimed that the higher R-value of urethane and polyisocyanurate more than compensates for their higher cost. But research now indicates that even the so-called "aged" R-value of these products is lower than previously believ

     
  • Wood Siding Over Foam: An Update

    Professor John Russo of the University of Iowa looks at the latest research and recommends ways to minimize such problems as buckled boards and pulled nails.

     

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    Steam-Heating Efficiency, Fire-Rated Wall Systems, What Kind of Sheathing? Siting for the Sun, Ventilating for Appliances

     

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