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July/August Hot Products
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July/August Hot Products

        Kameleon Composite Deck Screw GRK Fasteners presents a new Trex Select approved product, the Kameleon Composite Deck Screw, which is the only Trex-approved product that also is building code-approved and approved for use with treated lumber as stated by the International Code Council report ESR-3201. Kameleon screws blend perfectly with Trex Select composite deck boards, and […]

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Install Corrugated Roofing
Construction How-To

Install Corrugated Roofing

                How to Install Corrugated Roofing By Matt Weber Corrugated roofing panels are made of metal, fiberglass or polycarbonate and typically install over a system of purlins. They’re popular for workshops, sheds, boathouses and other outbuildings due to their long-lasting durability and easy installation. The panels come in standard widths and lengths and […]

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Building a Code-Compliant Deck
Construction How-To

Building a Code-Compliant Deck

          Pro Tips on Building a Code-Compliant Deck By Rob Robillard There are approximately 40 million decks in the United States, and only half of those are code-compliant. Deck safety is a real problem. Every year we hear about decks that collapse under the weight of people or snow load.  Improperly built decks can be dangerous.  […]

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Adding Glass Block Windows
Construction How-To

Adding Glass Block Windows

              Glass block windows let in more light. By Larry Walton Photos by Mark Walton When I was making plans to remove a set of sliding patio doors in our master bedroom and replace them with a single, half-lite door, my wife was concerned that it would be too dark in the room. After […]

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Frame a Home for Energy Efficiency (House Framing for Energy Efficiency)
Construction How-To

Frame a Home for Energy Efficiency (House Framing for Energy Efficiency)

    Frame a New Home or Addition for Energy Efficiency.     Anyone contemplating an energy-efficient room addition or building their own home has likely given careful thought to the insulation. Which material is best? What thickness should be used? Is the R-value sufficient? But often they ignore the structural framing, which holds everything together. It doesn’t matter how […]

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