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APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses

APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses

Free download describes the use of structural paneling instead of 2x blocking when installing these increasingly common roof trusses.

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A New Roof is an Opportunity to Add More Insulation

A New Roof is an Opportunity to Add More Insulation

A homeowner in Baltimore needs to replace the built-up asphalt roof on his house, and wonders how to insulate it effectively at the same time

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Can an Unvented Cathedral Ceiling be Insulated with Dense-Pack Rock Wool?

Can an Unvented Cathedral Ceiling be Insulated with Dense-Pack Rock Wool?

A homeowner building a house in Massachusetts asks for advice on insulating a cathedral ceiling

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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 the Details Right for an Unvented Roof

Getting the Details Right for an Unvented Roof

The roof is on, and insulation contractors are now advising Ted Storm on how much open-cell foam to spray on the back side of the roof deck. Three contractors suggest the same thing, but is their advice on the right track?

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Ice Dams, Can Lights, Wet Walls, and Water Damage

Ice Dams, Can Lights, Wet Walls, and Water Damage

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It's the time of year that I watch my neighbor across the street pulls out her roof rake and begin raking her roof. Now it you all knew my neighbor, you might think nothing of it. This is the lady...

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Bunkhouse in the Woods!

Bunkhouse in the Woods!

Here is what kept me sane a few years ago!  Decided that we needed more space for my kids and their cousins at the shared family cottage.  Set out to build a bunkie that would give them a...

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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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Hidden rain gutters and down spouts

Hidden rain gutters and down spouts

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Hidden rain gutters and downspouts on the Rainmaker House 2051 Hillside Drive. http://www.therainmakerhouse.com I've never liked the tacked on look of conventional aluminum gutters and down spouts...

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Why I Dont Use Cellulose or Blue-Jean Insulation

Why I Don't Use Cellulose or Blue-Jean Insulation

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Just because it’s recycled doesn’t mean it’s green. Let me explain why I won't use cellulose or blue-jean insulation. . .

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1950s Makeover,. in and out,.

1950's Makeover,. in and out,.

This was a 1950's house we purchased alittle over a year ago. My wife looked at this house due to its location(nice compromise of space and proximity to city) She visited it 3 times before i saw it...

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Kitchen

Kitchen

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A well appointed kitchen without the large expense.

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