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Net Zero Can Equal Net Gains
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Net Zero Can Equal Net Gains

HERS scores aside, isn't higher performance when it comes to a home's capacity to... More

Framing Lumber Prices are Rising Again Year-Over-Year
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Framing Lumber Prices are Rising Again Year-Over-Year

Random lengths up 20%, CME framing futures up about 40%. More

New Steel System Makes Quick Work of Framing
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New Steel System Makes Quick Work of Framing

A Canadian technique incorporates steel framing and precut insulation to create... More

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... 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,... 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. 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... 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. 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 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. More

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