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InSoFast insulation panels simplify the process of installing insulation

Q & A: Is canned foam fire-safe?

Soy Oil Foam Insulation
Video: Soy Oil Foam Insulation

A crop in abundance, Soy is the latest insulation material to hit the market

A New Roof Over the Old OneOnline Membership Required

Cap a swaybacked roof with a layer of new rafters and foam

Q & A: Re-siding and insulating

Building science goes ballistic
Building science goes ballistic

Roof sheathing: silver side down

Radiant-barrier sheathing

Save Energy with Rigid-Foam Insulation

Get the details right, and a small increase in wall thickness can make a big difference in energy performance

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

Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

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

A Watertight Second-Story PorchOnline Membership Required

With a rubber membrane and careful flashing, you can create an outdoor room above and shelter the living space below

Q & A: Plastic vapor barrier in a 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.

Interlocking Weatherstripping for DoorsOnline Membership Required

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

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