<h1>Construction Quality</h1><p class="vocab-desc">A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on construction quality for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.</p>
How to Attach a Patio Roof to an Existing House
A graceful integration may mean more work but improved functionality and aesthetics
How To Improve Energy Performance in Existing Attics
There’s more to insulating the attic than attic insulation; there’s venting, air sealing, and misery
How to Install PVC Bevel Siding Over Rainscreen
It’s a lot like installing wood bevel siding, except it won’t warp or rot. And it expands and contracts differently and for different reasons
Understanding How PVC Trim Moves
Anybody who’s used PVC in an exterior application knows that it moves seasonally. Just like wood, right? Not exactly
Six Tips for Basement Renovation
Dos and don’ts for creating a structurally sound, finished basement that homeowners will love
Modern. Urban. Organic.
The 2019 New American Remodel will blend modern design with a farm-to-table lifestyle
I was focused on my job, relying on remodeling pros to be focused on theirs. Maybe I got too much of a good thing.
Beautiful Hazard: How to Design Safe, Functional and Beautiful Stairs
Can you count the code violations in this shot? Twelve tips for designing safe, functional, and beautiful stairs.
Never Short On Space
Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it)
Robots in construction are no longer a thing of the future, but robots in remodeling are. Here’s what that future could look like.
A Carpenter’s First Time Building Concrete Countertops
Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists
The Big Reveal
Instead of resisting client requests for a cost breakdown, Michael Anschel lays all his cards on the table. It sounds like a nightmare but it works like a dream.
Pro's Picks: AdvanTech
Subflooring that resists bowing and other damages while increasing efficiency