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Running a Bath Fan Exhaust Through Metal Roofing

A clean way to vent a bath fan through exposed-fastener metal roofing or any other... More

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Rock-Solid Stair Posts

Discover Mike Guertin's secret for reinforcing the structural connections More

The Transformative Power of a Front Porch

Intended to make the front entry more functional, this porch also gave a... More

Right-Sizing Deck Joists

Mike Guertin deciphers the ‘Maximum Deck Joist Span’ table in the 2021 IRC. More

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Installing Base Cabinets in Out-of-Level Kitchens

Doug Horgan looks at a variety of options to "correct" out-of-whack floors during... More

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Traditional Siding for a Hemp Home

Clad with cedar shingles, this Cape Cod home has a hempline core. More

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Rescuing a Failing Structure

How an underbuilt roof led to destruction of first-floor joists More

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Pumpkin-Cut Drywall Repair

This technique is as simple as it sounds, but can trim hours from a drywall repair... More

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Rebuilding a Box Bay Window

Inadequate structural details and flashing led to the early demise of this home's... More

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Air-Sealing an Ice-Prone Home

Fixing the main problem with bonus spaces over garages More

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