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Building Squeak-Free, Site-Built Stairs

Stairs are one of the most common places where squeaks occur. Here are the details... More

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Avoiding Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your... More

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Air Conditioning for Humid Climates

Air-sealing, right-sizing, and smart controls are the keys More

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Ready-Frame Reinvents the Framing Package

BMC adds precut everything—plates, headers, cripples, trimmers, and more—to... More

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New Skin for an Oceanfront Dormer

Advanced membranes and careful detailing help this coastal house face the elements More

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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 2)

Gene Summy provides tips on a proper AMAA “A-1” method flashing installation More

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Top Ten Code Violations

Pay close attention to these to avoid failing inspections More

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Installing Flanged Windows: Two Strategies Compared (Part 1)

Different sides of the country use different flashing methods. More

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Installing Prefinished Strip Flooring

The prep work is the same as for unfinished strip flooring, but the installation... More

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