December 12, 2016
Leaving the sheathing and shingles off one section of roof provides access to apply finishes and paint an awkward spot.
December 7, 2016
Tricky framing transitions, I-joists for rafters, and top-down shingling offer a look at some unconventional but effective techniques.
Cor-A-Vent's siding vents, continuous strip vents, and ridge vents combine to ensure good rain-screen ventilation.
November 11, 2016
Will the guys ever finish any project they start? No, but it sure is fun listening to them argue they will.
November 4, 2016
The organized leftover pile made it easy to find usable pieces. And good shingle management minimized waste.
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.
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