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Roofing Details That Work

How to apply ice-barrier membranes and other roof flashings to prevent leaks. More

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Learning Building Science Fundamentals

There's no better grounding in building science for the building industry More

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Better Exterior Wall Headers

Mike Guertin's approach to framing headers offers reduced lumber costs, fewer... More

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Organizing the Mechanicals

HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems in a large house are complex. Here's a... More

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Tool Test: 10-Inch Sliding Dual-Bevel Compound Miter Saws

A close look at eight saws to find the best model overall and the best value More

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Avoiding Wet Roofs

The building science behind common moisture problems in attics and roofs, and a... More

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Air Sealing That Works

A practical guide to building affordable, extremely tight house shells using... More

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Working Safely and Comfortably at Heights

When you regularly work up to 75-ft. above the ground, here are the ropes, anchors... More

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