Built on a bench and finished with stock moldings, these panels don’t lose any points for style.
A look at the latest products and how to install them.
A quality batt installation requires proper air-sealing and attention to installation details–in other words, you need patient, conscientious installers to get your money's worth when insulating walls with fiberglass.
We cut through the contenders to find the longest-lasting, most cost-effective blades.
Detail the roof correctly, and the decking part of the job is easy.
When Norma and Walter Ward moved into their Houston-area home, their backyard consisted of some grass and a tiny concrete patio. More than 20 years and countless hours later, they…
Air barriers, vapor barriers, water-resistive barriers, and insulation
MDF trim vs. finger-jointed trim
Inside corners seem to be the places in a drywall job where people encounter the most difficulty. In this issue's "Building Skills," drywall specialist and frequent FHB contributor Myron R.…
When gluing prefinished engineered flooring to concrete, detailing the prep and ensuring a careful layout are key.
On houses with more than one floor, a covered porch provides an opportunity for adding a rooftop deck. In this issue's "Drawing Board," designer Michael Maines identifies 12 areas to…
Electrician Cliff Popejoy explains the ins and outs of household electricity.
Three summer projects, submitted to our recent online contest
Sealing seams in a home's thermal envelope is crucial for ensuring airtightness. Houses built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) require unique methods of air-sealing, which senior editor Martin Holladay describes…
This architect is leading the movement for affordable energy-efficient homes in the United States.
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