A freestanding, two-level gazebo addition complements the architecture and scale of this Cape Cod home.
For vaulted ceilings, this vented and vapor-open approach is durable and energy-smart, and a good option for houses in mixed and cold climates.
Reduce the amount of moisture that gets into insulation baffles by installing a variable-permeance membrane.
Architect Katie Hutchison provides three examples on how to make cathedral ceilings fit the space.
Vented or unvented roof assemblies can work, but failure carries a heavy price.
Reframing exploits unused attic space and helps to open up a cramped ranch house.
Bolted between rafters, an angled steel flitch plate can eliminate the need for rafter ties in cathedral ceilings.
Simple instructions to ensure that your molding will still match when it meets the corners of a vaulted ceiling.
Soaring cathedral ceilings and a four-step footprint enable a narrow cottage to fit comfortably between a golf course and a steep ravine.
Faced with maximizing the insulation of an existing cathedral ceiling, we were able to improve the usual insulation value by making our own vent chutes. As shown in the drawing,…
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