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Product Watch: French Creek Production Door Jamb Anchor

The French Creek Production Door Jamb Anchor 1785 mounts in door or window... More

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Framing With Light-Gauge Steel

I learned how to frame with 2-by sticks, and in those days the idea of framing with steel was about as foreign to me as speaking Russian. But after setting up shop in New York City, fire codes and commercial building practices left me with no alternative, so now I speak Russian. More

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Window Installation

Before I became a field-training consultant for builders, I was a builder and remodeler. Even then, long before mold was a hot topic, it bothered me how many different methods were used to install windows. Stucco guys did it one way, East Coasters another, and production framers in California had their own techniques. So I set out to find best practices for my own sites to prevent problems and to streamline production. More

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Square Deal

Framers's tricks for getting sill plates square and level. More

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Keeping the Spirits Alive

No matter how much you rely on laser levels to guide you on your jobsites, there will always be a need to reach for a spirit level and look a bubble in the eye. More

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Window Installation Training

CertainTeed Corp. has redesigned its Window Master Craftsman installation and education program to accommodate the different installation practices of contractors across the country. The online course and test provide comprehensive window and patio door installation detail customized for five regions. Cost: Free More

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Construction Q&A

We do a lot of things in construction that can be confusing if you're just... More

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Window Casings Over EIFS

Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) account for an estimated 30 percent... More

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Flashing and Sill Products

We've all seen the images of mold-infested homes that headlined media and... More

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