September 2020 Table of Contents

High-Performance Crawlspace Foundations High-Performance Crawlspace Foundations

A concrete slab improves the performance of an unvented crawlspace, but you still need to air-seal and insulate it right. Read more

Reroofing With Exposed-Fastener Metal Panels Reroofing With Exposed-Fastener Metal Panels

How to install exposed-fastener metal roof panels over an existing asphalt shingle roof. Read more

On the Job
Stair Rail Facelift Stair Rail Facelift

How Gary Striegler modernized a serviceable but dated railing with new site-built post sleeves, hand rails, and wood balusters. Read more

Selecting Caulks and Sealants Selecting Caulks and Sealants

There are basically 5 different types; do you know the differences between them, and how to choose the best one for your application? Read more

Rethinking Your Company's P&L JLC Rethinking Your Company's P&L

If you took on debt during the coronavirus outbreak, you may need to take a look at how you budget, price, and schedule jobs. Read more

A Builder's Guide to Wood Rot A Builder's Guide to Wood Rot

What you need to know about what causes rot, the ultimate failure point in a wood-framed house. Read more

'Handy Formulas for Stick Framing Roofs' 'Handy Formulas for Stick Framing Roofs'

Read our review of the new book by Will Holladay, the author of the classic "A Roof Framer's Secrets." Read more

Tools of the Trade
A Working Professional's Personal AC Unit A Working Professional's Personal AC Unit

It's been a hot summer. If you're working on a scorching roof or in an oven-like attic, a phase-change cooling vest will make the work more bearable. Read more

Real Deal Review: Milwaukee M18 FUEL Framing Nailer Real Deal Review: Milwaukee M18 FUEL Framing Nailer

Tim Uhler weighs in on Milwaukee's new 30-degree cordless framing nailer. Read more

A Pair of Tough Cordless Routers A Pair of Tough Cordless Routers

Not just for trim work, DeWalt's DCW 600B and Milwaukee's M18 compact routers are great for cutting out door and window openings. Read more

Acrylic Urethane Paint Sealant Acrylic Urethane Paint Sealant

Dap says its Power Point 300 can be used on gaps up to 3 inches wide. Read more

Smooth Finish Trim Smooth Finish Trim

LP offers its SmartSide engineered-wood trim in lengths up to 16 feet. Read more

Flexible Deck Board Flexible Deck Board

The Kebony deck board is compatible with multiple fastening systems. Read more

LED Deck Underlighting LED Deck Underlighting

If you're installing a drainage system and ceiling under a deck, consider adding lighting. Read more

Novel Steel Railing System Novel Steel Railing System

DuraLife Concord steel rail kits come prewelded with brackets attached. Read more

Advanced Polymer Adhesive and Sealant Advanced Polymer Adhesive and Sealant

Cold out? Titebond's flexible PVC sealant can be installed down to 0°F. Read more

Double-Course Panel Siding Double-Course Panel Siding

CertainTeed has introduced a new, "3G" version of its Double 7-inch Straight Edge Perfections wood-composite shingles. Read more

Reciprocating Saw Blades Reciprocating Saw Blades

L.S. Starrett’s 3X Power series includes bi-metal reciprocating saw blades for cutting wood, metal, multiple materials, and heavy-duty materials. Read more

Preassembled Aluminum Railing System Preassembled Aluminum Railing System

Deckorators ALX Contemporary railing panels offer a modern look. Read more

Single-Hand Skimming Blade Single-Hand Skimming Blade

A thin, flexible, offset blade with radius corners makes this a handy drywall tool. Read more

Low-Profile LED Luminaires Low-Profile LED Luminaires

Task lighting to improve the utility of your client's kitchen Read more

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