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September 19, 2016
How to handle framing a roof that may be "more complicated than it has to be."
Roof overhangs at the eaves and rakes protect the walls below from rain and sun. But are they really necessary?
September 11, 2016
Structural engineers are concerned with various types of loads, the main ones falling into the categories of gravity loads and horizontal loads. A third category is uplift, which also relates…
September 2, 2016
Tips and tricks to choosing the continuous exterior insulation that fits the needs of the job
August 22, 2016
How to protect surfaces for any project.
August 21, 2016
Advanced framing, or OVE (optimum value engineering) is a slightly different way to build than standard 16-in.-o.c. stick framing, using similar components. There is more to it than just eliminating…
August 16, 2016
When designing a vacation cottage, some of the top priorities are: access to the water, a place to BBQ with friends, storage for boats and other toys. And when form…
August 11, 2016
Maine Deck Brackets, or MDBs, work great in many situations. They allow the deck framing to stand off the wall, simplifying waterproofing measures and limiting thermal bridging, especially in a situation…
The news of the possible purchase of SolarCity by Tesla owner, Elon Musk, initially raised some proverbial eyebrows since Telsa had also announced its plan to offer lithium-ion batteries for home…
August 10, 2016
Although grounded in familiar stick-framing principles, this assembly is very progressive.
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