April 2013 Table of Contents

Straight Answers About Efficient Windows Straight Answers About Efficient Windows

Four independent experts weigh in on low-E coatins, orientation-specific glazing, window-selection tools, and more Read more

Dressing Up A Garage Door Dressing Up A Garage Door

Gary Katz explains how he added wooden “skins” to an insulated steel overhead door to transform it into a carriage-style door. Read more

Getting Into Insurance Work Getting Into Insurance Work

Is insurance restoration a good fit for your remodeling business? Read more

Framing Decks With Steel Joists Framing Decks With Steel Joists

A New Jersey deck builder describes the advantages of steel framing Read more

Three-Coat Stucco Over Foam Three-Coat Stucco Over Foam

To prevent bubbles and voids from forming in the scratch coat, there needs to be a bond break between the stucco and the underlying foam and sheathing. Read more

Q&A Patching Plaster

Use setting compound and drywall patches to quickly repair holes in plaster Read more

On The Job
Polishing a Concrete Slab On the Job Polishing a Concrete Slab

How to grind, hone, and polish the surface to a high sheen using progressively finer grit pads. Read more

Business A Punch List That Doesn't Knock You Out

Define the problems you will be responsible for and set clear procedures for final payment Read more

Warmer, Drier Basements Products Warmer, Drier Basements

Superior Wallsí XiPlus foundation panels have an insulation value of R-21 Read more

Tight Sill Products Tight Sill

Endura's Z-Series Articulating Cap Sill (ZAC) self-adjusts to stay tight Read more

Stock Closet System Products Stock Closet System

ClosetMaidís ShelfTrack Elite system offers the custom wood look for less cost Read more

Smart Dimmer Products Smart Dimmer

Levitonís Decora SureSlide Dimmer provides full-range dimming for incandescent and dimmable LED and CFL lamps Read more

Repairable Moment Frame Products Repairable Moment Frame

The Strong Frame SMF withstands earthquakes better than most special moment frames, says Simpson Read more

Pretty Face Products Pretty Face

Johnson Hardware's pre-assembled Wall Mounted Fascia goes with the company's sliding door track Read more

Long-Span PVC Deck Rail Products Long-Span PVC Deck Rail

The Azek Rail spans a full 10 feet between posts Read more

Itís Raining Music Products Itís Raining Music

The Moxie Showerhead produces a combination of water and sound Read more

Fluorescent Replacement Products Fluorescent Replacement

Larson Electronicsí 4-foot LED T-Series style bulb replaces the companyís T8 and T12 fluorescents Read more

Exotic Reclaimed Flooring Products Exotic Reclaimed Flooring

Viridianís Jarkarta Blend is 100% Asian hardwoods reclaimed from international shipping crates Read more

GE Home Generator System GE Home Generator System

This compact unit gives small and medium-sized homes enough power to run essential circuits when the grid goes down Read more

PSS1 Sharpening Tool Toolbox PSS1 Sharpening Tool

A handy little system for honing blades on the job site Read more

Toolbox DeWalt DWE357 Reciprocating Saw

A good tool for making cuts in tight spots Read more

X-Ray Vision Toolbits X-Ray Vision

DeWalt has added a Hand-Held Radar Scanner to its 12-volt Max lithium-ion system Read more

Ultimate Framer Toolbits Ultimate Framer

With the Chappell Master Framer, you can calculate cuts for complex roof frames Read more

Cordless Power Toolbits Cordless Power

Hilti says its TE 2-A18 Rotary Hammer Drill delivers the same power as the TE 2 corded model Read more

Roofer's Safety Equipment Toolbits Roofer's Safety Equipment

The Li'L Bucket of Safe-Tie has everything a worker needs to be OSHA-compliant up on the roof Read more

Other Articles
Roadside Attraction Backfill Roadside Attraction

This historic Massachusetts store is a magnet for out-of-control vehicles. Read more

From the JLC Forums Removing Grout Haze

Stubborn latex grout haze on textured accent tiles led to this thread in JLC's Ceramic Tile Expert Forum Read more

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