December 7, 2016
Tricky framing transitions, i-joists for rafters, and top-down shingling offer a look at some unconventional but effective techniques.
Install siding vents, continuous strip vents, and ridge vents to ensure good rain-screen ventilation.
November 4, 2016
In this podcast episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor in chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about trusses, windows, decking, and foundations.
October 31, 2016
Two coils are better than one to resist crushing inside tool belt pouches.
October 29, 2016
With the beam longer than the porch ledger it is a challenge to transfer the rafter layout so the framing is square.
October 24, 2016
A better master bath is possible thanks to additional head room.
This design strives for reasonably low energy use, offset by photovoltaic panels to reach annual net-zero-energy use.
October 17, 2016
Faster, safer, easier — instead of shingling from the bottom up, we're shingling from the top down.
October 15, 2016
In places where it snows, a vented roof usually makes sense. Rhode Island, where the ProHOME is being built, is just such a place. The alternative to a vented roof…
October 7, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor in chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about energy loss from mechanicals in the attic, a…
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