Executive Editor

Sal Alfano is executive editor for Professional Remodelersal.alfano@gmail.com, 202.365.9070

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April 04, 2022

Brick veneer and rigid exterior foam raise questions about deck ledger connections. We provide some answers.

February 10, 2022

Part 2 on the basics of building a straight run of stairs

December 15, 2021

Step-by-step instructions for calculating rise and run, and laying out and installing stair stringers. 

September 24, 2021

Careful scribing and some handy solo-installation tools make for a quality installation

April 07, 2021

And when we say “lasts,” we’re talking about a really, really, long, long time.

February 16, 2021

New materials make for a water management rainscreen system that drains well and doesn’t telegraph through open-joint siding.

January 08, 2021

Effective soundproofing is the result of the materials used, and how they are connected or isolated from each other.

October 21, 2020

Create a drainage plane and rebuild with water-tolerant materials

August 13, 2020

This site-built lever solves the problem of safely lifting and supporting a heavy load while working solo.  ​​​​

January 30, 2020

A good building envelope begins with foundation details that keep water out, and air and heat in

January 07, 2020

For long-lasting results, reattach loose lath and plaster surrounding the patch

December 23, 2019

Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads, but your company will never run itself

December 04, 2019

You bet they are. In fact, you can borrow to pay in time to get the discount and still come out ahead.

December 03, 2019

Goodbye bull-and-jam demo. Magnets and drills are cleaner—and ultimately faster—than sledgehammers.

November 29, 2019

The Model ReModel projects are all but complete 

November 21, 2019

You probably get work from past customers and referrals without really trying. Imagine what might happen if you leaned into it.

October 24, 2019

Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed

October 24, 2019

This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space

October 18, 2019

Growth in volume measures growth in transactions, but no one goes into business just to maximize transactions 

October 02, 2019

The trick is to drill a tiny exploratory hole with a locator bit made from a piece of piano wire

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