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Efficiency, Sustainability Top Goals of 2015 Texas Remodeling Projects
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Efficiency, Sustainability Top Goals of 2015 Texas Remodeling Projects

The tops in payback were those that improved a home's curb appeal or energy... Read more

Boston Prefab Constructed in Four Months
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Boston Prefab Constructed in Four Months

The nine-module custom home arrived on the jobsite complete with wiring, plumbing,... Read more

New App Eliminates Re-Measuring for Siding Projects
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New App Eliminates Re-Measuring for Siding Projects

New James Hardie app generates accurate home measurements from smart phone photos. Read more

New Wall Assembly Combines Advanced Framing with Superior Insulation
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New Wall Assembly Combines Advanced Framing with Superior Insulation

New system slashes lumber use by up to 25% and eliminates the need for plywood or... Read more

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How-To Properly Lap Step Flashing To Prevent Leaking How-To Properly Lap Step Flashing To Prevent Leaking

When a shingled roof meets a side wall, improper installation of flashing can cause rainwater to leak inside. Keeping this area of the house dry is a tough endeavor so taking extra care to prevent leaking will prevent callbacks and future headaches. Read more

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Reverse-Lapped Step Flashing

If step flashing isn’t tucked behind the housewrap on the wall above, rainwater can drain into the walls below Read more

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Site-Built Door Flange Site-Built Door Flange

Here's a slick way to build a weather-tight seal into an entry door that comes with pre-applied brickmold casings. Read more

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Habitat Townhomes Take a Passive Approach to Affordable Housing Habitat Townhomes Take a Passive Approach to Affordable Housing

Despite its rigorous standards, Passive House design lends itself to Habitat’s volunteer-driven model. Read more

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Readers Choice: Simonton Windows Readers Choice: Simonton Windows

Vinyl windows stand the test of seven winters for one passive solar home. Read more

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Concrete Basics

Ready-mix plants all around the country sell hundreds of different concrete mixes. Fine-tuning your mix and your techniques can get pretty complicated. Here are some of the basics. Read more

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