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November 8, 2011
One of the cornerstones of green building is acting on an individual level to reduce energy consumption and conserve natural resources. But some believe it accomplishes very little in the…
A homeowner is moving ahead with plans for an unvented roof insulated with a combination of dense-pack cellulose and rigid foam board. Will moisture be a problem?
November 2, 2011
A freak early-season storm leaves our town and landscape in turmoil.
October 31, 2011
The snow has almost melted across much of the Northeast; now it's time to repair the unprecedented and unbelievable damage caused by snow-laden trees.
October 28, 2011
Although polyethylene sheeting has fallen out of favor as a vapor retarder in most wall and ceiling assemblies, opinion is mixed on whether it can be used as an air…
October 25, 2011
Legendary builder and Fine Homebuilding author Larry Haun passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. His articles and books are among the best we have published, but it is his…
An 1/8th inch crack along a window doesn't seem like much to worry about, but a 1/8th in. crack running the length of your house amounts to a hole…
October 19, 2011
Back-priming wood siding makes the paint job and the wood last longer.
October 13, 2011
An owner/builder, worried that required blower-door tests could cost him thousands of dollars, decides not to seek a building permit after all
October 12, 2011
Alexandra Immel’s vision for her new kitchen included a colorful backsplash that is definitely not off the tile-shop shelf.
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