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Get faster dry-in and a tighter building envelope without housewrap.
A horizontal beam and steel tie rods resist rafter thrust with little disruption to the rest of the structure.
Properly maintained, this elastomeric coating can protect a metal roof indefinitely.
How a wet-climate builder details the layers to keep out the rain.
This automated time clock can speed payroll, improve job-costing, and help you estimate more accurately.
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Q: I'm planning to reroof an expanded Cape Cod on a barrier island off the East Coast, where strong winds and moisture from the ocean are common.
Q: A recent customer wanted to do his own painting and used an airless sprayer to apply primer to the bare drywall. He then rolled on the finish paint, but now he's complaining that the surface is rough wherever the drywall finisher sanded. He is blaming the drywall contractor, but I'm not sure...
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Over 20 years ago, on a vinyl siding job, I screened in a deck that had a shed roof.
For the past few months we've been focusing on planning - but sooner or later you're going to have to build something in order to earn that income you're planning for.
Floodchek washing machine hoses are made from industrial-grade hose and machined brass couplings.
One-piece polymer construction makes the MH Tuff Box leakproof, says the maker - an advantage over conventional sheet-metal diffusers.
Cost and complexity are the two main reasons you don't see a photovoltaic array on every rooftop in America (except in Seattle).
Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring from HomerWood is milled from old-growth red and white oak salvaged from condemned barns.
Tube skylights are a great way to bring natural light into interior spaces.
Although designers routinely convert old dressers into bath vanities, the units seldom age well in wet conditions.
The benefits of rain-screen siding are beyond dispute, but getting the details right can be tricky.
Some safety equipment is specific to certain conditions or tasks, but eye protection should be worn all the time.
It's no myth that cedar can protect clothing from moths, says the maker of CedarSafe Natural ClosetLiner.
LEDme Recessed Downlights offer the energy efficiency and life span of LED technology concealed within a discreet design.
Many people don't realize that a dehumidifier is as costly to operate as a room air conditioner.
StoGuard is a liquid coating that's applied with a sprayer directly onto wood or gypsum-based sheathing.
You can start a pretty good argument on a job site simply by asking which is better: a fixed-head miter saw or a slider.
The Quickfire Hand Torch fits easily in tight cavities that other torches are too big for, says the maker.
A few years ago, Werner began equipping many of its stepladders with a top cap designed to hold a variety of tools and paint containers.
Bosch recently came out with an adaptor plate that lets you use the company's extensive collection of cutting and sanding attachments on any brand of oscillating multi-tool.
The Super Pencil looks like a typical carpenter's pencil except that all of it - not just the core - is graphite.
A long look back at the humble screw.
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