Small roof repairs can lead to bigger, more lucrative, jobs for roofing contractors

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For some roofing companies, 'customer for life' starts with a timely repair


This OSB-foam-WRB sandwich meets shear requirements with standard-length nails

Building Materials

Most consumers assume that their glazed windows and doors meet safety standards, but that’s often not the case

Airstream battery

The airstream SCA 8 quick charger and 5.2 Ah battery combination cuts charge times in half


Use these lead-free solid-brass pipe fittings and valves, and you can kiss solder and flux goodbye


Time-tested tips for cutting, notching, and fastening wood deck boards

The majority of roofing failures are installation-related, yet few companies offer anything but a short-term warranty.


The term ‘warranty’ may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?

Hansgrohe’s Axor Starck V, known for its signature glass tap, is one victim of product plagiarism.


It’s known as the “anti-prize”

Energy efficiency

Understanding window ratings to help guide clients and position you as an expert

Warm air esaping through a ridge vent pulls outside air in through the soffits. Use baffles where rafters meet attic floor joists to precent the insulation from blocking air movement.

Best Practices

When properly detailed, roof ventilation keeps roofing materials cooler and prevents ice dams

Case Studies

A fast, efficient, repeatable way to build drawers that are strong enough for the way most drawers are used

Makita Track Saw, model SP6000J

Makita packages solid features and must-have accessories into its new track saw system

What's wrong with this kitchen lighting scheme? Can lights located in aisles cast shadow on tasks when the cook stands at the counter. Under-cabinet lights mounted against the wall cause glare. There are too few fixtures to light an island of this size. Read on for solutions that will bring better lighting to your kitchen designs.

Best Practices

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows


This Broan product has a new take on mounting ears that’s designed to simplify retrofits.


This redesigned worm drive does things most circular saw owners only dream of doing


CoConstruct does a lot of things, California remodeler Paul Paniagua has found, the most impressive of which is helping him run his business

Building Technology

For Canadian remodeler Maurice Meagher, these helical piles streamline the construction process

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