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How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding

How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding.

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Editors Doing Actual Work!

Editors Doing Actual Work!

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We took on a little roof damage from the freak snowstorm last October, so we decided to re-roof our garage shop. Roof Services from Deer Park, NY sent a crew to strip the old roof, prep the deck, and install a new one. A video series on the project is featured on the Project House home page and also here: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/video/replacing-roof-series-introduction.aspx

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How To Fill Nail Holes and Paint PVC Trim

How To Fill Nail Holes and Paint PVC Trim

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for filling nail holes and painting exterior PVC trim.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems

Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for covering the inevitable blemishes on cedar shingles

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Vented siding section drawing: Cedar shingles above fiber cement; over exterior foam

Vented siding section drawing: Cedar shingles above fiber cement; over exterior foam

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This detail from Green Building Advisor was the basis of our front wall design..

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 Wall section at cantilevered window, exterior foam insulation

Wall section at cantilevered window, exterior foam insulation

This is a 2D image of a sketchup model we used to mock up the front window in the Project House garage shop.

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Remodelers shop layout: designing for workflow and flexibility

Remodeler's shop layout: designing for workflow and flexibility

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We're about ready to begin the serious work of setting up the garage shop at the Project House. We have replaced the overhead door with new carriage house doors, insulated and hung drywall, replaced...

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Sneak peek at a project house wall section

Sneak peek at a project house wall section

Before shingles were installed. You can see the 2 in. layer of XPS foam and the cross-hatched furring. Would we do this furring detail again? Probably not.

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Justin Fink and Chuck Bickford thinking about a door

Justin Fink and Chuck Bickford thinking about a door

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Justin built these carriage doors in the woodshop.

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