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A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on construction quality for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Proper window flashing is a multistep process, but it could all be for naught if you don’t correctly detail the sill
By facilitating and requiring collaboration among all construction trades, builders can mitigate the expense of framing rework and better avoid the consequences of the skilled labor shortage
Insulating and air sealing unseen and hard-to-reach pockets is critical to energy-efficient homes
Creating a sealed, insulated, and air-conditioned crawlspace solves a host of potential problems, regardless of where you build
A tighter building envelope makes it more important than ever to be informed and vigilant about mold