Who Invented Cement?
Meet William Aspdin, a self-promoting swindler and con man who also happens to be...
Fiber-cement siding is dimensionally stable, holds paint well and, unlike wood and wood-composites, won’t cup, shrink, or swell.
November 2014 Letters
Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints
Sierra Premium Fiber-Cement Shakes From Nichiha
Shakes are now available pre-primed or prefinished in one of three...
Fiber-cement siding manufacturer Nichiha recently introduced a low-priced line of...
Dressing Up a Gable With a Fiber-Cement Sunburst
Full-scale layout - and a little bit of math - simplifies the process of cutting...
Back-Priming Fiber-Cement Siding
Q: We ordered preprimed HardiePlank lap siding to finish a project, but when it was delivered, we discovered that the backs were left unprimed. Normally, we back-prime wood clapboards, but I'm not sure this step is needed with fiber-cement siding, and the manufacturer's Web site is mute on the subject. Is back-priming necessary?
Best Nails for Drywall
If you use nails to attach drywall, be sure that they are up to code.
Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more