Mike Guertin

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A Builder's Guide to Geothermal Heat Pumps

Installed correctly, ground-source heat pumps can provide comfortable, efficient heating in many climates. Here’s an overview of the available options. More

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Differing viewpoints on sealing crawlspaces, NEC clarification, nuances of foreign-made tools, why clothes washers break trap seals More

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Defining “green,” payback periods for energy-efficient windows, termite concerns More

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Truss brace question, kudos for housewrap article, a better tape measure, missing bath remodel permits More

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Stucco weep screed detail, piggyback truss bracing, stud sensor clarifications, termites & foam, site safety reminder More

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Installing Gable Roof Trusses

On-the-ground layout and efficient use of a crane enable these Rhode Island builders to place, brace, and sheathe a truss roof in one day. More

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Competitive bidding pros and cons, manufacturer defends housewrap More

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Venting cedar shingle roofs, aluminum nails for wood roofing, stair-building details More

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Heard at the Show

Highlights from JLC’s Construction Business & Technology Conference More

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