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An Elegant Enclosure
An Elegant Enclosure

What's New with Skylights?
What's New with Skylights?Online Membership Required

Better glass means you now can use skylights with less energy waste

Skylight retrofit
Tip: Skylight retrofit

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

A flat-seam copper roof for a bay window
A flat-seam copper roof for a bay window

When installed properly, this centuries-old roofing can last a lifetime

Using a Sheet Brake
Video: Using a Sheet Brake

A professional roofer demonstrates ways to use a stationary brake

Using a sheet-metal brake

Slate-roofing contractor John Mahan demonstrates how he uses a portable brake to cut metal for drip-edge flashing  

Daylight and the Row HouseOnline Membership Required

In an old city neighborhood, a glass cupola delivers sunlight to showcase the interior of a dazzling new home

Big Gable Hides a Boring RanchOnline Membership Required

A change in a ranch's ridgeline transforms a suburban house without disturbing the neighborhood

Designing a House for the Sun: 4 Strategies

Orient the house and windows to ensure that all important spaces receive abundant, balanced light

Building a Bow Window From ScratchOnline Membership Required

Lay out the curved plates with a trammel, then use them as a bending form for laminated trim

A Suburban MetamorphosisOnline Membership Required

A modest renovation transforms hodgepodge of revival styles into a coherent shingle-style design

Shedding Light on SkylightsOnline Membership Required

New options in glazing, sizes and flashing systems can have you scratching your head when trying to choose the right skylight

Framing a Gable Roof Over a BayOnline Membership Required

Letting ceiling joists cantilever beyond the walls makes this challenging roof detail stronger and easier to build

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