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Avoiding Paint Callbacks

Success with exterior wood coatings starts with the carpenters More

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Learning Building Science Fundamentals

There's no better grounding in building science for the building industry More

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Helpful Tools for Building Resilient, Code-Compliant Wall Systems

From resiliency and energy efficiency to simplified siding and trim attachment,... More

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Queen of Zero: A JLC Case Study Home

This Queen Anne Victorian merges historic architecture with a net-zero standard of... More

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Reducing Carbon

A builder’s guide to carbon-neutral building practices More

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Underpinning Basement Foundations

Doug Horgan details the steps his company takes to avoid a building collapse when... More

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Cold-Formed Steel Buildings

Onsite assembly delivery in as few as 10 business days. More

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Deep Structural Retrofit

Jake Lewandowski explains how he remedied a home's rotted frame by completely... More

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Moisture Protection for Walls

Doug Horgan dives into a range of practical solutions for draining and drying... More

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Outsmarting Air From the Outside

Doug Cameron has taken air sealing to the next level with his "block and caulk"... More

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On the Job

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Heat Pump Water Heaters in Cold Climates

Refrigerating the basement might not be helpful in colder climate zones. More

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Framing Gable and Shed Dormers

Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to maintain an unbroken load path. More

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Protecting Trees on Site

To avoid damaging trees, Dave West and crew devised this wooden armor. More

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Giant Jig for Big Ellipses

Carpenter Stew Junge built this clever router jig to cut casing for an... More

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Preventing Moss on Shingles

Once moss has gained a foothold on a roof, there’s no easy way to get rid of it,... More

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How Do You Seal Poly to Poly?

Jake Bruton, Rick Mills, and Bernie Montoya weigh in on what works to make vapor... More

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Replacing a Skylight

With careful flashing you can guarantee a leak-free installation. More

Preventing Swelling Composite Decking

Kim Katwijk explains why butt joints in composite decking swell, and offers up... More

Diagonal Bracing on an Elevated Deck

Here's how to brace the corner posts, and why you shouldn't brace those... More

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Training Videos

Video Series - Best Practice Drywall

In this seven-part video series, JLC contributor and JLC Live presenter, Myron...

Basic Wall Layout

Veteran contractor and JLC LIVE presenter, Mike Sloggatt demonstrates effective...

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