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Build Like a Pro: How to Solder Copper Cap Flashing
Video: Build Like a Pro: How to Solder Copper Cap Flashing

Learn how to shape and solder copper cap flashing, a window's first line of defense against water and the best way to prevent rot, insects, and mold

Built Wrong from the Start
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Built Wrong from the StartOnline Membership Required

Top 10 blunders that rot your house, waste your money, and make you sick

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.

Q & A: Vinyl windows at high altitudes

How to Avoid Common Flashing ErrorsOnline Membership Required

Building paper and adhesive-backed bituminous tape are vital ingredients in protecting a building from water damage

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

Making Storm WindowsOnline Membership Required

Wood storm windows look better and seal tighter than mass-produced aluminum and vinyl units

Slowing down the cold
Tip: Slowing down the cold

Tip: Sealing around windows

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