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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

Mapei ultraflex tile

A mortar that solved all the problems large-format tiles caused 

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

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

A dustless solution that doesn’t sacrifice speed or accuracy

A dustless solution that doesn’t sacrifice speed or accuracy

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

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

Time-tested architectural elements in masonry buildings not only look good, but serve to channel water away from the walls

A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make for a strong, invisible patch

The New American Remodel is co-sponsored by Professional Remodeler and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home will be open for tours during the International Builders’ Show in January 2018.

Transforming a 1930s Orlando home into a showcase of contemporary living

Image features the Easy Drain from Easy Sanitary Solutions

A more-is-less trend that's leading to much sleeker showers and sinks

TrimJoist

Open-web floor trusses are great for routing utilities, but having to custom order them can hold up a framing schedule. Enter TrimJoist. 

Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower

A lightweight, cordless blower that pushes air out at hurricane-force speeds

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