Sal Alfano is executive editor for Professional Remodeler. firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.365.9070
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And when we say “lasts,” we’re talking about a really, really, long, long time.
New materials make for a water management rainscreen system that drains well and doesn’t telegraph through open-joint siding.
Effective soundproofing is the result of the materials used, and how they are connected or isolated from each other.
Create a drainage plane and rebuild with water-tolerant materials
This site-built lever solves the problem of safely lifting and supporting a heavy load while working solo.
A good building envelope begins with foundation details that keep water out, and air and heat in
For long-lasting results, reattach loose lath and plaster surrounding the patch
Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads, but your company will never run itself
You bet they are. In fact, you can borrow to pay in time to get the discount and still come out ahead.
Goodbye bull-and-jam demo. Magnets and drills are cleaner—and ultimately faster—than sledgehammers.
The Model ReModel projects are all but complete
You probably get work from past customers and referrals without really trying. Imagine what might happen if you leaned into it.
Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed
This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space
Growth in volume measures growth in transactions, but no one goes into business just to maximize transactions
The trick is to drill a tiny exploratory hole with a locator bit made from a piece of piano wire
When we learn from our mistakes, we avoid making the same mistake twice. When we learn from the mistakes of others, we avoid making a mistake in the first place.
A tile setter shares a 40-year-old secret to tooling perfect joints every time
To price a painting by the square foot reduces an act of imagination and skill to paint-by-numbers. Take-it-or-leave-it pricing does the same for remodeling.
Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.