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January 2015 Letters

Plan for reroofing when installing step flashing and counterflashing on a stucco... More

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Photography Tip - Zoom Bracketing

In photography, "Bracketing" is taking a series of the same picture, but changing some aspect of the photo such as exposure, or the zoom angle of the lens as you progress through. More

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Using Evernote to Manage Your Business

An introduction to the features of Evernote, a cloud-based application for storing... More

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Photos prove the point; flashing, not caulk; shimming jamb extensions; energy code follow-up More

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Photography For Contractors

Get publication-quality photos with a digital camera and expert lighting techniques. More

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Right Tools for Hanging Doors

Q. I typically use prehung doors, but I'm building a project where I'll need to... More

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Q&A:Photo Documentation Tools

Q. I'm involved in historic restoration and annually shoot a couple of hundred images. I'm looking for a simple (and inexpensive) software that will allow me to take the photos and do markups for comparison. What do you recommend? More

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Become an Award-Winning Builder

A successful remodeler explains how to go about winning awards and how it pays off... More

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Computers: Why Buy a Digital Camera

Why buy a digital camera More

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Q&A: CAD Question

Q. I’m looking for a CAD program that can produce 3-D drawings of a feature like a custom soffit that incorporates arches. I would also like to do standard house drawings. If I could take a digital photo of a project and make changes to the existing house for presentation, that would be perfect. More

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