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  • Quick Layout and Double-Checks: A Framer's Notebook

    By Steve Veroneau. Picture these scenarios: You've agonized to measure, double-check, and line up a complicated roofline, but after nailing up the rafters, you notice that the fascia lines are out of whack. Here are a few layout methods with built-in double-checks that can help solve problems...

  • Power Rules: Avoid Jobsite Electrocution

    You may not think much of taping up a dinged extension cord, but this common practice is not only dangerous, but it also could set you up for a hefty fine if an OSHA compliance officer sees it in use. Here are some serious reminders about electrical safety.

  • Give Me a Brake: Tips for Working with Metal

    We brake metal all over our remodeling projects and use it for everything from flashing to fascia material. Over my 20-year remodeling career, I've learned a few things about getting it right. A simple gauge, proper nailing, and using the correct bends speeds up installation, prevents callbacks...