Why a Leading Luxury Builder Specifies DRAFTSTOP® 812

As a builder who makes energy efficiency a priority, Chris Frank has researched or tried most of the leading insulating and air sealing products. He knows the pros and cons of each and has settled on DAP® DRAFTSTOP® 812 for all of his homes.

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The New Essence Series® Patio Doors

Designed to complement any living space, the new Essence Series sliding patio door is built with natural wood and a tough, durable fiberglass exterior.

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DAP® DRAFTSTOP® 812 FAST FACTS

An ideal sealant for closing the gap between a window or door frame, offering protection against water and air.

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Architectural Stone Veneer - Style and Substance (Print Course)

This article will address the benefits of specifying architectural stone veneer in your design projects, and also provide information on proper installation techniques. Topics include a breakdown of the innovative mold technology used by the industry’s leading manufacturers of architectural stone veneer and what to look for in a high quality product. The course will examine a variety of uses for architectural stone veneer, from interiors and exteriors, to residential, commercial and industrial settings. The course will also explain the proper installation techniques over the most common substrates and demonstrate the impact of multiple grout techniques available and how those change the appearance of stone work.

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Top Reasons to Specify Pella® Windows: Helping You Sell More Homes Faster & Easier

For builders, service is a key aspect of their vendor relationships. That’s why Pella, the most recognized window manufacturer in the market today, strives to provide the best service all the way down the line. Read eight ways Pella serves builders better.

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Quality Products, On-Time Delivery and Follow-Through: How Pella Delivers on All Three

Read why this custom builder believes Pella has the complete package: superior product, multiple style choices and technical expertise.

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Front Porch Transformation

Watch this video to see how Fypon products were used to bring this front porch back to life and give it a classic touch.

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Effective Concrete Waterproofing Technologies (Print Course)

This course will provide an overview of effective concrete waterproofing technologies and how they improve the durability and lifespan of structures. It also includes a discussion on water penetration, system selection, membrane protection, and various types of waterproofing materials including sheet-applied, fluid-applied, and cementitious waterproofing.

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Moisture Mitigation with Rainscreen Technologies (Print Course)

There is no such thing as a water-tight structure. Because water takes the path of least resistance, it will find even the smallest opening in the building envelope, allowing moisture to enter the wall system, no matter how many layers of protection are provided. Therefore, in addition to keeping water out with various weather resistive barriers (WRB), systems must be put in place to allow water to exit the envelope once it inevitably does get in.

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Rethinking Wood as a Material of Choice: Costs Less, Delivers More (Print Course)

Designers today are finding new possibilities in one of the oldest building materials on earth. Wood has always been valued for its beauty, abundance and practicality, but many of wood’s inherent characteristics are rising to very current challenges. Wood’s traditional values and newest technologies meet in the projects presented in this course, illustrating the advantages of wood to in four areas: cost-effectiveness in a wide range of projects; adaptability for use in challenging, visionary new designs; lower environmental costs throughout its life cycle, from its source in renewable, carefully managed forests, through an energy-efficient service life, and often on to a new, recycled and reimagined use; and a unique human-nature connection that has always been intuitive, but is now being documented in research.

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