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For Homes That Look Solid, Entablature Is A Must

In traditional homes, solidity is telegraphed by the space between the window heads and the roofline called entablature (cornice, frieze, and architrave). It holds the roof up, it transfers the loads, and it's what distinguishes solid-looking homes from flimsy ones. Here, Don Powers shows production builders how to up their game by including this subtle but essential part of the exterior.

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