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The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse - Transformation of an early 1900's gatehouse on a majestic lakefront property

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The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US.

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Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

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Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.

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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

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Remodelers Gallery

Remodelers Gallery

Exterior facelift gives this home an updated look with quality siding and windows.

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Extended Tailgate Interview: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer

Extended Tailgate Interview: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer

Editor's note: We didn't quite have room for the entire interview in the recent issue of Fine Homebuilding so we're posting it here SUSAN MARVIN, WINDOW MANUFACTURER Keeping a labor force intact was...

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Remodelers Gallery

Remodelers Gallery

Dramatic transformation of an uninspired split-level into an extraordinary home- Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #9

Remodel of the Week - Week #9

Enhanced the curb appeal of this 60's ranch and protect the entrance from the weather.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #8

Remodel of the Week - Week #8

Complete renovation to update the more than thirty-year-old original structure.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #7

Remodel of the Week - Week #7

Family restaurant coming back stronger then ever after being destroyed by fire.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #6

Remodel of the Week - Week #6

Major renovation of an oceanfront summer home in Rhode Island - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #5

Remodel of the Week - Week #5

A renovation and addition in an Arts and Crafts home - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #4

Remodel of the Week - Week #4

A transitional kitchen in a 100 year old home - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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Remodel of the Week - Week #3

Remodel of the Week - Week #3

A transformation of a classic shingle style home - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #2

Remodel of the Week - Week #2

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Opening up a Lakeside home to bring in the natural light and scenery - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #1

Remodel of the Week - Week #1

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Late 19th century schoolhouse remodeled as a residence - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Energy-Efficient San Francisco Remodel

Energy-Efficient San Francisco Remodel

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The Kumar Residence, nestled in the hills of Belmont, CA is an 1100 square foot addition and remodel of an existing 1950′s mid-century modern ranch house that needed updating, and more living...

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Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows -  Part One

Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part One

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Windows built 50 to 100 years ago often were constructed from woods that are no longer available. So it makes sense to refurbish them when they get tired.

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Cutting Laminated Glass

Cutting Laminated Glass

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Laminated glass resists impact and deadens sound. But there's a trick to cutting it.

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