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Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

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We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house.

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Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

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I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer.

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Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

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Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions.

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Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

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There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area.

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Drying Wet Framing Lumber

Drying Wet Framing Lumber

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It's not unusual for a house to get wet during construction before it's "dried in". In this post I'll share some techniques I've used to dry my houses prior to sheetrock. This is a follow up to my last post about using a Moisture Meter.

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I cant install this - Poka-Yoke on the job site

"I can't install this" - Poka-Yoke on the job site

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How do you prevent job site mistakes? The Japanese Management Technique of Poka-Yoke of course! See how I use this principle on my jobs to ensure we don't cover up a mistake that could cause problems years down the line. -Matt Risinger

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Installing Commercial Windows In A Residence - Best Practice

Installing Commercial Windows In A Residence - Best Practice

I love the look of Modern Architecture, but these modern details involving no overhangs & commercial windows require a lot of fore thought on the part of the builder. In this video I'll show you the Best Practice Install for Commercial Windows in Residential Construction.

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And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...

And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...

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Thank you to all who voted in our latest gallery challenge. See which lucky person took home three of our popular Graphic Guides to Construction.

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Some flimsy metal with some shims stuck in the gap is weather tight for a new door, right?

Some flimsy metal with some shims stuck in the gap is weather tight for a new door, right?

I thought by buying a high end patio door through the showroom and using their recommended installer, the installation would be then best. The door they replaced was rotted (which they said...

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Deck  Flashing  Done Right

Deck Flashing Done Right

This Picture Came from the 2010 Deck Expo and Remodelers Show. Deck  Flashing  Done  Right

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After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2

After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2

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After the initial shock of finding so much deterioration of the wood in this crawlspace, its time to plan repairs.

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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Flashing a Window: Debating Best Practices

Flashing a Window: Debating Best Practices

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Window flashing is crucial, but when we get into the murky waters of remodel is there only one best way?

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Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

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Fly ash deck planks

Fly ash deck planks

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh brother…how much can these guys at Fine Homebuilding tell us about synthetic decking?” Well, at least one more thing, apparently. But first a...

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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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55 year old half-bath turned into a full bath wet room

55 year old half-bath turned into a full bath wet room

Welcome to "the Money Pit".  Water supply to the old toilet broke off in wall 2 months after taking title to the house, flooding the bedroon below.  Tore the miniscus in my left knee...

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Extreme Shower Makeover

Extreme Shower Makeover

This bathroom started off as a dated tile shower in need of a new face.  This was the only bathroom in the house that could handle this type of shower.  The bathroom was only 6x8nbsp...

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Kitchen

Kitchen

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A well appointed kitchen without the large expense.

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