Get clear explanations of the essential concepts in residential design, construction, and remodeling.
This versatile building material is a key component in most energy-efficient new homes and remodeling projects.
These construction rules are meant to protect homeowners from harm; just make sure you're using the right ones.
Higher efficiencies than electric-resistance heaters will save money, but upfront costs are higher.
Only your local building official can say for sure, but you better check before you start to work.
Choosing the right kind of electrical wire for a circuit in your house depends on how much current it will carry, where it's going, and what local codes require.
Controlling air movement through the walls and ceilings is a key step toward comfort, energy efficiency, and building durability.
This water-impermeable layer beneath the siding protects walls from rain and snow, and often functions as a building's air barrier.
This powerful shop tool's peak is long past, but the folks in Britt, Iowa, may not agree.
Ductless minisplit heat pumps are becoming the go-to choice for heating and cooling in well-insulated, tight houses.
As houses get tighter in order to save energy, makeup air for range hoods and woodstoves becomes a more pressing issue.
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