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Ready Frame Reinvents the Framing Package
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Ready Frame Reinvents the Framing Package

BMC adds precut everything—plates, headers, cripples, trimmers, and more—to... More

New Skin for an Oceanfront Dormer
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New Skin for an Oceanfront Dormer

Advanced membranes and careful detailing help this coastal house face the elements More

Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2)
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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2)

Gene Summy provides tips on a proper AMAA “A-1” method flashing installation More

Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 1)
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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 1)

Different sides of the country use different flashing methods. More

Installing Prefinished Strip Flooring
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Installing Prefinished Strip Flooring

Skip the sanding but take more time for a careful install More

Rethinking Window Flashing
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Rethinking Window Flashing

Flashing windows the "right way" requires three sets of instructions - for the... More

Common Siding Failures
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Common Siding Failures

Avoid errors that will cause a fiber-cement job to fail More

Prepping Shower Walls for Tile
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Prepping Shower Walls for Tile

An experienced tile-setter uses the light-weight Schluter system to get shower... More

Major Surgery for a Failing Fat Wall
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Major Surgery for a Failing Fat Wall

The worst decades for building science weren’t in the 1800s; they were late 1970s... More

Neutral Necessity: Wiring Three-Way Switches
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Neutral Necessity: Wiring Three-Way Switches

In the latest National Electric Code, every switch box in a habitable room or... More

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