One third of the energy you buy probably leaks through holes in your house.
Redundant flashings and attention to detail keep out air and water.
Check the hardware, and consider the energy-performance rating for a smart purchase.
A new farmhouse features historically inspired details executed with low-maintenance materials.
Why a longtime SIP builder turned to rigid polyiso for insulation.
Narrowing this broad market starts with a decision about which nails you'll be shooting.
Low-e, or low-emissivity, glass is the go-to choice for energy-efficient windows.
With its parquet floor, walnut-paneled walls, and coffered and domed ceiling, this dining room is the work of two talented men.
For decks or other outdoor projects made from pressure-treated lumber, code requires the use of fasteners that offer good corrosion resistance.
Getting a door or window into a rough opening is a crucial part of the job, but before you install the trim or move on to another task, be sure…
Factory-made fireplaces are energy efficient and easy to install, but architect Paul DeGroot says that they are frequently installed with nothing to connect them to the style of the house…
Kneewalls are commonly found in attics, especially in attics that have been converted to living space, but they can be difficult to insulate properly. In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, senior…
What led you to prefab design? The bottom-line reason was my frustration that as an architectural designer, I could only control the design. I wanted to control how my designs…
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