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 DAPÂ® DRAFTSTOPÂ® 812 for all of his homes.
Designed to complement any living space, the new Essence Series sliding patio door is built with natural wood and a tough, durable fiberglass exterior.
An ideal sealant for closing the gap between a window or door frame, offering protection against water and air.
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 industryâ€™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.
The 2015 edition of the Cost vs. Value Report Webinar compares changes in job costs with Realtorsâ€™ perceptions of what those remodeling jobs bring to a homeâ€™s value at resale. Explore changes, winners, losers and trends in the home remodeling market.
Top Reasons to Specify PellaÂ® Windows: From Product Choice Through Delivery and Service, Pella Hits All the Right Notes
When it comes to window replacement, homeowners are often bewildered by the wide array of styles and materials, and remodelers worry about timelines, delivery schedules, and service. Pella can help you ease these concerns for your customers. Read eight reasons how.
Beauty, Value and Performance: Remodelers Look to Pella When It Comes to Replacement Windows and Doors
Pellaâ€™s service and the quality of the windows and doors themselves, plus the craftsmanship that goes into them appeals to remodeling contractors.
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.
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.
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 woodâ€™s inherent characteristics are rising to very current challenges. Woodâ€™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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