March 2018 Table of Contents

Features
Paint-Grade Coffered Ceilings Paint-Grade Coffered Ceilings

Think in layers to create a striking overhead finish Read more

Working With Engineered Siding Working With Engineered Siding

Tim Uhler switched from fiber-cement to SmartSide engineered-wood siding. Here's what he learned. Read more

Training the Trades
Q&A
Drip Edge and Ice-Barrier Membranes Drip Edge and Ice-Barrier Membranes

When a manufacturer disagrees with the building code on the best installation method for preventing ice dams, who should you follow? Read more

On The Job
Working Safely and Comfortably at Heights Working Safely and Comfortably at Heights

When you regularly work up to 75-ft. above the ground, here are the ropes, anchors, lanyards, harnesses, and other equipment that you rely on. Read more

Ceiling Can Rough-In Ceiling Can Rough-In

An electrician explains how to install the most common permanent light fixture found in a house. Read more

Troubleshooting
Solving A Crawlspace Moisture Mystery Solving A Crawlspace Moisture Mystery

How a South Carolina builder tackled a tricky moisture problem in the sealed crawlspace of a home built in a hot, humid climate. Read more

Backfill
Levittown’s ‘Cellarless’ Homes Levittown’s ‘Cellarless’ Homes

The story of how a simple amendment to a local building code changed the face of building in America. Read more

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