Simple upgrades to steps you take anyway can significantly boost the energy performance of a home
Tape layers should overlap shingle-style up the roof
The nuances of measuring is what separates the kids from the carpenters
Decking the field and delegating responsibility
Snap a line and stick to it
Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?
Sometimes a blade thickness is waaay more than you need to cut off. If you need to take 1/32 off the end of a board, here's how to do it quickly.
Adjust the boxes to the hardware, and then to each other. Rotating the panel gives a little extra wiggle room
Getting silicone to stick to the window and not your finger
A little extra space helps, and can be tightened with a washer if needed
Groundwater and surface runoff are just looking for someplace to go; French drains are one option