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Reflective roofing improves comfort and reduces cooling costs in the Deep South and anywhere the sun shines
Grooved boards and hidden fasteners combine for a blemish-free surface
Preinstall the trim and get the flashing details right to create a long-lasting, welcoming entrance to your home
A restoration contractor shares the 11 iPhone apps that keep his truck neat, his subs in line, and his crew out of the rain
Each of these eight pint-size tools is light, powerful, and affordable, but which is the best?
A big house on an infill lot embraces its historic neighborhood and proves that buyers are willing to pay for energy efficiency
Most Americans today live in a metropolitan area. This population density has advantages, including social connectivity and availability of public transportation. It also has downsides, such as the generation of…
Cracks, depressions, and holes
Receptacle vs. breaker
Sawhorses are a staple of virtually every job site and are called on to assist in a variety of tasks. In this "Building Skills" article, associate editor Patrick McCombe describes…
Freestanding curved stairs are a masterful display of building prowess. After St. Louis builder Joe Hawkins built a set of these stairs for a client, he decided to use the…
Although we don't always think of them, we frequently use exterior gateways on our way to entering a house. Architect and designer Katie Hutchison offers a survey of various entry…
Ice dams are a sign of an inefficient house
The National Association of Home Builders’s chief economist sees conditions improving, but slowly.
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