Framing

Armchair Timberframing

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A weekend binge-watch for you—clocking in at a little over 18 minutes of master carpentry.

 

Flood Resistance and Cleanup Guide

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Everything we've got (so far) on flood resistance, cleanup, and recovery.

Energy Star Checklist, Section 1: Overall Air Barrier and Thermal Alignment

Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist: Overall Air Barrier and Thermal Alignment

18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.

 

Mud Sill TIP for Humpy Foundations

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Use thick mudsills to span uneven expanses of an old foundation. Fill in with mortar after the sills are flat.

 

Stormproof Roof Deck Installation Guide

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This small video collection covers the basics of installing a roof deck in a place where sideways rain and hurricanes are real. Flashing, taping the seams, and storm-proof shingle starter strips.

Model Remodel Show: 4 MORE Energy Efficient Construction Tips

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Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home