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Insulation and Weatherizing

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Making Sense of Housewraps Making Sense of Housewraps

These plastic-based barriers help to keep wind and water at bay, but only if you choose the right product and install it correctly

A Fast Foundation for an AdditionOnline Membership Required

Thanks to interlocking foam forms, you can form, pour, and insulate any small foundation in a single day

Q & A: How to insulate a shed roof

Vinyl Siding Done Right
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Vinyl Siding Done Right

If vinyl’s final, you’d best get the details right. A veteran builder shows how to make it water-resistant and attractive.

Keeping a Basement Dry
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Keeping a Basement Dry

Waterproofing the foundation walls is only the first step; you also need a system of drains around the foundation that silt won't render useless

Insulating With CelluloseOnline Membership Required

Blown in behind the drywall, high-density cellulose air-seals as it insulates

Interlocking Weatherstripping for DoorsOnline Membership Required

Arguably the best protection against wind and rain penetration, two-piece bronze can be finicky to install

Designing Roofs for Snow CountryOnline Membership Required

The right roof slope, materials and venting will lengthen the life of the roof and the structure under it

Putting Fiberglass Insulation in Its Place

Careful installation of fiberglass batts is likely to have a bigger impact on your life than tight-fitting miters

Details for a Dry Foundation
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Details for a Dry Foundation

Think of the ground around the house as the roof that keeps the foundation dry

Installing Housewrap
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Installing Housewrap

When properly detailed, high-tech wrappings can reduce the flow of air into outside walls while allowing moisture to escape

Wall-Sheathing ChoicesOnline Membership Required

Today's sheathing materials offer strength, energy efficiency, economy, and fire-and water-resistance -- but not all in the same package

Adding a Seasonal PorchOnline Membership Required

A timber-framed, screened-in porch with an awning roof keeps out insects but comes down easily to let in winter sun

Insulation Comes of Age
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Insulation Comes of AgeOnline Membership Required

Thermal insulation is changing for the better, becoming more user-friendly and safer for the environment

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