engineering

How To Measure Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows This weekend I helped my dad install some new replacement windows. Installing replacement windows isn't really that hard…

14 years ago

Recessed Vs Surface Mounted – Basement Lighting

Last week one of my readers asked a question: Which is better? Recessed lights or surface mount ceiling lights for…

14 years ago

Bostitch TrimAir Compressor (CAP1512-OF) Review

Bostitch TrimAir Compressor Model CAP1512-OF This summer Bostitch announced the a new compact TrimAir Compressor, Model CAP1512-OF. We were fortunate…

14 years ago

Rough Openings | Standard Framing Dimensions

Framing Rough Openings Framing rough openings for windows and doors (standard door and windows openings) is really straight forward if…

14 years ago

Custom Stairs

Custom Brazilian Cherry Staircase In our new home we built the custom stairs with Brazilian Cherry treads, handrails and newel…

14 years ago

Blower Door Test Results

Understanding Blower Door Test Results Last year we built an Energy Star Home for a customer and we used a…

14 years ago

Certainteed BIBS Insulation System

Blow-In-Blanket┬« System with OPTIMA┬« Fiber Glass Insulation Recently I had the pleasure of trying a new insulation system on one…

14 years ago

Grace Roof and Window Flashing Products

Grace Flashing Solutions One of the most important and difficult components of construction is proper flashing to keep rain, snow…

14 years ago