January 18, 2016
A lot of people understandably have a love/hate relationship with drywall. Take patching holes for example. When a fix comes out right, it's hard not to love drywall despite its…
January 13, 2016
Lose your little digit on a job in Oregon and you'll get around $80,000 in workers comp; in Massachusetts you'll only get about $2,000. How much you get for a…
October 31, 2012
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…
September 30, 2011
Window and door flashing best-practices are now code-minimum practices in the 2012 IRC
August 14, 2011
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.
July 30, 2011
Unbalanced indoor air movement diminishes HVAC comfort and can lead to increased energy bills. Testing identifies problems and two door treatments can solve them.
June 1, 2011
Pop-up dampers and hinged dampers install and operate similarly.
March 16, 2011
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!…
January 5, 2011
Hinged entry doors can swing in or swing out. Which style is best for sealing out weather and thwarting would be thieves?
October 9, 2010
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. …
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