Design

Installers can leave a gap of a few inches to protect the drywall from moisture.

How to prevent moisture damage in residential and commercial bathrooms

To showcase its durability, this subfloor went through the iron man of building products 

lenova deep apron front sink

A farmhouse sink you don’t have to build around

The first truly see-through electric fireplace heats separate rooms at different rates

When a balloon loses air or depressurizes, it gets smaller (and makes a funny sound), but houses don’t roll like that 

A hole was opened up in the soffit, but rather than encountering solid foam, small beads and dust poured out of the opening. 

How can indoor air quality become so bad when there's penty of venting and no toxic materials? 

It’s great to have choices, but having too many options threatens our ability to make a decision

Too busy at IBS to make it to Lightovation? Don't sweat it. Here's what you missed.

tundraland does a deck in a day program

The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting. 

Tests for permeability measure vapor diffusion through a material with 50 percent RH air on one side and either a desiccant (“dry cup test”) or liquid water (“wet cup test)” on the other.

Understanding how water vapor interacts with building materials is critical to avoiding moisture problems in building assemblies

ben bogie putting in a window

For fast, accurate installation, organize and cut trim pieces by window size, then preassemble into frames in the shop

Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photograph

This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

Railings provide safety but also define the overall look of a deck. Contractor views differ on what works, what doesn’t, and who decides.

Design meetings that involve every employee generate better results and a deeper understanding of the project

air quality EPA home

Follow these three rules for better indoor air quality in the home

ODL minimizes maintenance and increases safety with these blinds-between-glass windows and doors

Two cool new products, and one 'immensely popular' one add up to a hat trick for Feeney

Two cool new products, and one 'immensely popular' one add up to a hat trick for Feeney

This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system

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