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Insulation and Weatherizing

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Surviving the Storm
Surviving the StormOnline Membership Required

Know what your insurance covers and what it doesn’t—before disaster strikes

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Designed for the Coast

This bold take on a traditional Southern style incorporates modern materials and storm resistance into a new neighborhood home

Old Barn Inspires New HouseOnline Membership Required

A traditional design adapts nicely to a residential site

A High-Performance Spec House
A High-Performance Spec HouseOnline Membership Required

A team approach creates an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly house for a growing market

Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

Winner of a national green-building award, this low-maintenance house should produce as much energy as it uses

Q & A: Flashing cantilevered joists

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

Detailing Decks Over Living SpaceOnline Membership Required

When the roof pitch is shallow enough to walk on, clear drainage paths and careful waterproofing are essential

Keeping Walls Steady in the WindOnline Membership Required

With one-third of the exterior given over to windows, it took multiple shear panels, hold-downs and a wind beam to keep this home steady

An Adirondack FarmhouseOnline Membership Required

Like the great camps that inspired it, this house endures harsh winters while maintaining a character all its own

Flashing WallsOnline Membership Required

Keeping water moving out and down is the key to effective sidewall flashing

Siting a HouseOnline Membership Required

Proper siting and design strategies enhance energy efficiency

Energy-Saving DetailsOnline Membership Required

A demonstration house in Canada shows new approaches to energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive construction

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