August 17, 2010
Builders once routinely stapled up sheets of polyethylene plastic on interior walls before the drywall went up to stop the flow of moisture-laden air into exterior walls. With moisture stopped…
Consumer Reports' evaluation of leaf guards confirm my suspicion, solid gutter caps don't perform as wells as humble gutter screens.
August 13, 2010
Many say "Tight houses need to breathe." To which, tight house advocates say "Where should I poke the hole, and how big should it be?"
August 12, 2010
BY EVERETTE M. HILL Forty-three years ago, I left college with a diploma in my hand and a plan in my mind. I would marry my college sweetheart, who was…
A utility watchdog in North Carolina touts solar as an economically viable alternative to nuclear power, while a Florida politician highlights solar’s jobs-generating potential
August 11, 2010
For more than 25 years, you’ve been sharing your best building know-how with us, letting us know how you make your projects look so great. You’ve also been taking us…
August 10, 2010
Analysts say there’s nowhere to go but up – or sideways
August 6, 2010
Solar collectors crank out plenty of hot water during the summer, and can even make some contribution to space heating in winter. But conventional solar systems can’t store enough heat…
To be honest, I was going to write a blog post about the new double-tang cast-iron cutting blade that Lenox recently released, but when I navigated to the company website…
August 5, 2010
A case in Michigan serves as a reminder that encounters with potentially hazardous materials are common for retrofitters, including those working under the Weatherization Assistance Program
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