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Best Attic for Hot/Humid Climates

Best Attic for Hot/Humid Climates

Most houses in Hot/Humid climates don't have basements so that means that most ductwork in Southern house runs through super hot attic spaces. In this video I'll show you a rather civilized attic space that really makes for a comfortable & efficient house!

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Getting on Board with Smog-Eating Roof Tiles

Getting on Board with Smog-Eating Roof Tiles

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Introduced on KB Home prototypes last fall, the specially treated roof tile is now being offered by KB in developments in Southern California

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How to Retrofit A Radiant Barrier: Paint it On

How to Retrofit A Radiant Barrier: Paint it On

This 10 year old house didn't have a radiant barrier on the roof and replacing the plywood wasn't an option. We sprayed on Sherwin William E Barrier paint for an easy retrofit that should easily pay for itself with lower attic temperatures. Simple, affordable, easy. Pretty nice.

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Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

Roof Top Rigid Foam - Taking Efficiency Through The Roof

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Over the last year I've really been working on how to get my houses to the next level of greater energy efficiency and this video will show you my latest secret. We're laying down a thick layer of rigid ISO foam boards on top of the roof.

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Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Acrylic Stucco, Redwood Siding, New Windows and Doors, Repitched Roof and Garage to Carport conversion. Reclaimed Redwood Shade Structure

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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The Watershed: A Writing Studio

The Watershed: A Writing Studio

Nested inside a prefabricated steel framework, this diminutive writing studio overlooks a meadow.

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This faux slate may be worth a closer look

This faux slate may be worth a closer look

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I didn’t want to like Davinci Roofscapes synthetic slate roof tiles, I really didn’t.   The product isn’t really to blame. It’s just that I’ve been ruined by...

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What were they thinking? (Part 2)

What were they thinking? (Part 2)

We’ve uncovered a few more “What were they thinking?” items that I thought would be interesting to share before moving on.

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