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Energy-efficient framing practices for hurricane and tornado country

Energy-efficient framing practices for hurricane and tornado country

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Builders have been slow to adopt 24" OC 2x6 optimum value framing due to concerns about the strength of the structure. We have adopted several framing techniques that work with OVE to improve storm survivability while also maintaining good energy efficiency and stiffness.

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2012 IRC Codifies Window and Door Pan Flashings

2012 IRC Codifies Window and Door Pan Flashings

Window and door flashing best-practices are now code-minimum practices in the 2012 IRC

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Step Flashings - Code calls for 4 in. legs

Step Flashings - Code calls for 4 in. legs

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The 2009 IRC now has prescriptive step flashing size requirements. They're still puny and don't meet my sniff test but it's a step in the right direction.

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Indoor Airflow - Perfect Balance vs. Door Undercut

Indoor Airflow - Perfect Balance vs. Door Undercut

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Unbalanced indoor air movement diminishes HVAC comfort and can lead to increased energy bills. Testing identifies problems and two door treatments can solve them.

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Choosing a Chimney Flue-Top Damper

Choosing a Chimney Flue-Top Damper

Pop-up dampers and hinged dampers install and operate similarly.

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Another Take on Framing a Bell Curve

Another Take on Framing a Bell Curve

I always find articles of interest in Homebuilding each issue, but your March 2011 had an article that really grabbed my attention— “Framing the bell curve” by Noah Woodruff. Imagine! Someone else with the same project I am currently completing.

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Inswing or Outswing Doors?

Inswing or Outswing Doors?

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Hinged entry doors can swing in or swing out. Which style is best for sealing out weather and thwarting would be thieves?

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How to Make a Stealth Soffit Vent

How to Make a Stealth Soffit Vent

 A carport expanding to a two car garage causes us to consider soffit venting for this addition to a heavy timber 1950's home in Fort Lauderdale.         Don’t you have anything else to do or write about?       The Construction market is on fire here in South Florida, especially in the...

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How to Repair a Roof Flashing Boot (in a Flash)

How to Repair a Roof Flashing Boot (in a Flash)

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Here's a quick and trouble free way to repair a vent pipe roof flashing when the rubber seal part has failed from UV damage. Sure beats tearing out the whole flashing!

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Pre-assembled Woven Shingle Corners by Maibec

Pre-assembled Woven Shingle Corners by Maibec

Pre-cut white cedar shingles from Maibec for inside and outside woven corners will speed installation without sacrificing quality.

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