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A New Roof Over the Old OneOnline Membership Required

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

Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain
Keep Your Basement Dry With a Curtain Drain

If your house is under assult from groundwater, make perforated pipe your first line of defense

The Best Way to Insulate a Rim Joist

Stop energy losses with a spray-foam kit

Where is the humidity going?
Q & A: Where is the humidity going?

Replacing a Rotten Mudsill
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Replacing a Rotten MudsillOnline Membership Required

Let simple wooden wedges do the heavy lifting

Q & A: Weatherizing a porch

Q & A: Shutting down a house for winter

Interlocking Weatherstripping for DoorsOnline Membership Required

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

Fixes for Damp, Moldy Houses
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Fixes for Damp, Moldy HousesOnline Membership Required

Drying the foundation and sealing air leaks make houses durable and healthy

Q & A: Upgrading a foam-insulated roof

Q & A: Preventing ice dams in valleys

Fixing a Cold, Drafty House
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Fixing a Cold, Drafty House

Forget about weatherstripping doors and windows. Sealing and insulating the attic are the keys to lower heating bills and a more comfortable house.

Retrofitting a ThresholdOnline Membership Required

A three-piece threshold provides extra weather protection, especially in exposed locations

Understanding Common Moisture ProblemsOnline Membership Required

Three case studies illustrate the importance of controlling humidity and air leakage

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