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Trimming the Roofline
Trimming the RooflineOnline Membership Required

Clean lines and durable details depend on careful framing and a systematic installation sequence

Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 1
Video: Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 1

Locate the skylight's position, then mark and cut the opening in the roof

Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 2
Video: Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 2

Proper flashing ensures a long life for the skylight and the roof

Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 3
Video: Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 3

In this final step, Mike Guertin works his way from the top down to connect the tube and let the daylight in

Tubular Skylights Should Leak Only Sunlight
Tubular Skylights Should Leak Only Sunlight

Mike Guertin demonstrates his step-by-step process for bringing the sun's rays into a dark hallway

Tubular Skylight Basics
Video: Tubular Skylight BasicsOnline Membership Required

Mike Guertin explains the ins and outs of how tubular skylights work

Direct water into gutters
Q & A: Direct water into gutters

Frame a Classic Shed DormerOnline Membership Required

If you start with a full-scale layout on the subfloor and plan for the finished details, the framing is relatively painless

Energy-Smart Advice for Remodeling
Video: Energy-Smart Advice for Remodeling

The time to think about the energy impact of an addition is before demolition begins

A Brick Rehab Meets LEED's Highest StandardsOnline Membership Required

Solar panels aside, you can’t see the upgrades that make this downtown remodel so energy efficient

This Roof Grows Greener
Video: This Roof Grows Greener

Learn how planting a roof can help fight global warming

Bending and Installing Drip Edges with Flat Seam Copper
Video: Bending and Installing Drip Edges with Flat Seam Copper

Here's how to make a clean, neat drip edge with intersecting angles

Hemming a Bay Window Seam with Flat Seam Copper
Video: Hemming a Bay Window Seam with Flat Seam CopperOnline Membership Required

Although a tricky process, this step-by-step video makes it look easy

Top-Down Roofing: How To Install Shingles on a Steep Turret
Video: Top-Down Roofing: How To Install Shingles on a Steep TurretOnline Membership Required

Smart framing and layout make this job seem easy

Reproducing historic architectural details
Reproducing historic architectural detailsOnline Membership Required

When a train station's 120-year-old roof brackets decay, a carpenter braces the roof and constructs a detailed template to guide the restoration 

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