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Siding a Library With Boral

For a durably-built structure, Boral siding plays a large role and is worth the... More

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Rainscreen Clapboard Siding Details

How to apply strapping and vent screens to create a drainable, ventilated... More

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A Stress-tested Rainscreen Siding Detail

Are you sure that the screws you're using to fasten vertical strapping over... More

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Open-Joint Siding

In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the... More

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No-Leak EIFS

Improved waterproofing and drainage details promise rot-free performance from this... More

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Weather­tight Exteriors

Keeping Moisture Out of Oceanfront Homes More

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Creating High-End Interiors With MDF

Though it costs less than wood, MDF is arguably a better material for a... More

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Installing Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding is no fun to cut and handle, but its price and durability make... More

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Water-Managed Wall Systems

In this seminal JLC classic, Joe Lstiburek explains the principle and details of a... More

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Reader Survey: Siding Choices

What do you think of today’s siding materials? What would you put on your own house? We asked 1,000 readers for their views; here’s what they told us. More

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