Whole-House Systems

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Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing... More

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Q&A: Safe Soil Lead Levels Next to House

Q: I'm doing a whole-house remodel on an old home. It's the height of the gardening season, and the owners - knowing that many layers of lead-based paint had been scraped off the house over the years - asked me what I thought about planting tomatoes in th More

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Hillside Elevators

Waterfront property never goes out of style, and everyone likes a spectacular... More

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JLC Extra: Simple Sill Pans - Sources of Supply

A list of companies that sell sill pans or materials for making sill pans. More

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Standby Generators

Whether designed for regular use or emergency power, the system your clients... More

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In the News

A concept house in Omaha, Neb.; Ecobuild America conference; more More

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Pint-sized peel-and-stick; metalconnectors; durable exterior trim; whole-house audio & video More

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Raising the Ceilings in a Whole-House Remodel

Thanks to a good plan, a sizable crew, and a bunch of 20-ton screw jacks, the... More

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Repairing Fire Damage

Assessing the damage and making repairs is challenging enough, but you've also got... More

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Timber-Frame Roofs for Great Rooms

Classic mortise-and-tenon timber trusses add timeless appeal to open rooms without... More

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