Construction

the new american remodel 2020

A look at this year's home, which aims to serve as a design beacon to new developments in its palm-heavy, stucco-clad, equestrianian neighborhood on the outskirts of Las Vegas

navien at their blue man group party at IBS 2020

The NPN formally launched late last year with a party in January to celebrate.

Navien’s non-condensing water heater is a first in the market

During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building, like the soffit. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it. ​​​​​​​

During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it. 

new research into alternative to commercial adhesive

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'Hyper glue' formula may increase the strength and corrosion resistance in materials typically held together by adhesives

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

the new american remodeled home sponsored by national association of home builders and professional remodeler magazine

Like most homes based on modern design, this one has a lot of glass. But by combining better-performing glazing, good insulation and air sealing, and efficient HVAC, the project team was able to meet energy-use targets.

The New American Remodel team relied on lessons from a decade of technology improvements to create a winner in the race to zero. Here’s how they did it.

air vent with modern design from aria vent

Bringing air register design in line with modern design

remodeler using plaster

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

new american remodeled home

The 2020 New American Remodel shows how modern design can appeal to traditional sensibilities

Four decks from four different deck builders, celebrating unique design and exceptional execution 

drywall can be messy if you don't demo it right

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

Beauty meets performance and fine design in this Arizona home

The Model ReModel projects are all but complete 

the new american remodel NAHB pro remodeler

The 2020 New American Remodel is a masterful example of modern design customized for one particular site

 

osha inspectors can issue violations to remodelers

Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision

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

model remodel east

The crew sheathed the walls with ZIP System panels from Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System panels have an air- and moisture-resistive barrier that, when used with ZIP System Flashing Tape, protects against air and water intrusion. Theflashing tape is very sticky, and technique matters. Tape in a sequence that creates overlaps that promote moisture drainage: lowest horizontal seams first; then vertical seams immediately above, overlapping at the intersections; then the next course of horizontal seams; and so on.

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

model remodel home

The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage. 

Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him. 

We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country

accurate framing penetrations

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

opioid addiction is an occupational hazard when youre a remodeler

Why does our industry have such a serious opioid problem?

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