TheTimberTailor, contributor | March 29th, 20113 comments
At first blush a digital 3D model can be intimidating and seem useless. With a little insight, however, a digital format offers some clear advantages over the tried and true models many of us have created over the years with nothing more than cardboard, tape and a utility knife. Watch the two video tutorials below for some insight into the advantages SketchUp has to offer...
FHB_Building_News, contributor | March 29th, 20111 comment
Some say the newly proposed risk-retention rules for mortgage lenders are too stringent, although the regulations still wouldn’t apply to most mortgages currently being written – those guaranteed by Fannie and Freddie
Matt Risinger, Blogger | March 24th, 20116 comments
I'm a huge believer in Spray Foam for air sealing, but foam will only air seal the cavity that it's sprayed into. Here's where Owens Corning's new Energy Complete has a leg up on Foam. In this video you'll see how their system does an excellent job of air sealing so that their total-fill fiberglass system doesn't have any air flow issues to deal with. -Matt Risinger