Sealing your house with Tyvek

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    Sealing the house with Tyvek

    Tyvek House Wrap is a pretty expensive product but because it comes in larger sizes it is many times easier to install then tar paper and will give your home a lasting base for keeping out the weather and wind.

    To apply Tyvek you need to wrap the entire home. This is pretty easy to do if you follow a few simple suggestions.

    Tyvek is very slippery so never rest the top of your ladder on the Tyvek that …

    Millwork & Moldings Manufacturers

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      Millwork & Moldings

      Algonquin Wood Mouldings
      14353, Cure Labelle
      St. Janvier, PQ J7J 1M2 CAN
      V: 450-435-1320

      Architectural Ornament Inc.
      55 Bradwick Drive
      Concord, ON L4K 1K5 CAN
      V: 905-738-9459
      AZEK Trimboards
      801 Corey St.
      Scranton, PA 18505
      V: 570-346-8254

      Century Architectural Specialties
      2197 Canton Rd.
      Suite 108
      Marietta, GA 30066-7303
      V: 770-590-1999

      Crown Heritage
      2 Grandview
      N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659-3109
      V: 800-745-5931
      517G Acorn St.
      Deer Park, NY 11729
      V: 800-651-4223

      Gossen Mouldings
      2030 W. Bender Rd.
      Milwaukee, WI 53209-3727
      V: 414-228-9800

      HB&G Building Products Inc.
      P.O. Box 589
      1015 Brundidge Blvd.
      Troy, AL 36081-0589
      V: 334-670-6512

      KOMA Trim Products
      3310 Stanwood Blvd.
      Huntsville, AL 35811
      V: …

      Installing a Drywall Access Panel

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        Sometimes there is a need to have access to pipes or other things that hide within our homes walls. The easiest way to provide a clean looking solution is to install a plastic access panel.

        They come in a variety of sizes.
        Install with only a few simple tools.
        Can be painted to match your wall.

        In our example we are building a basement wall. Behind the wall is our waste line clean-out.

        To be able to access the pipe at a …

        How To – Using Span Charts For Framing

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          Framing is the process of building the supporting structure of a project whether it be a home or a deck or a shed.

          To build your project correctly so roofs can support snow, walls can withstand wind loads and your floor system can support the extra weight of the whirlpool bath you installed it is important to choose the correct sized lumber when building. For this reason architects and engineers take special care when they are selecting the …

          Exterior Sheathing Options

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            Most wear on your home will come from external elements. Wind, rain, snow, ice and uv rays from sunlight will all cause your home to break down over time. Unfortunately there is little you can do to stop its final demise but choosing the right products during construction will help extend the life of your home.
            In about 1950 new building materials standards improved the quality of available lumber. Timber mills began to test, grade and size dimensional lumber …

            Brad and Finish Nail Guns

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              Brad Nail Gun Smaller then their Framing Nailer counterparts Brad and Finish nail guns are used mostly by Finish Carpenters to install Moldings, Cabinets, Interior Doors and Build Decks.

              The size and amount of fasteners that you need to use will dictate whether you choose electric or pneumatic guns. Air Nailer are great when you know you need to use either a larger nail or a lot of nails in a short period …

              Pneumatic Framing Nail Guns

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                Framing Nail GunNail guns now come in as many varieties as manual hammers. In this HowTo we will cover how to select and use a framing nail gun.
                There are 3 basic factors in your choice of a nail gun.
                1) Will you use Full Round Head Nails or Clipped Head Nails

                Round Head Nails have a higher holding capacity then clipped head nails. For this …

                Introduction to House Framing

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                  Framing refers to the process of building the structure of the house. Once the foundation is established carpenters begin to build the frame of the house with nominal sized 2x lumber and plywood material.

                  The methods used for building the frame of the house vary by region, the materials being used and builders experience. All builders will have a different way of getting the work done but the inspection process will make sure that general standards are adhered …

                  Steel and Wood Beams

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                      Steel and Wood beams are used throughout homes and commercial buildings to provide proper distribution of floor and wall loads. There are a few different types of beam designs and various materials that can be used but the most important factor is matching the structural rating of the beam to the loads being supported. For this reason under most conditions Beams will need to be specified by an Architect or Structural Engineer.

                    Mid-span Beams are the most common type used …

                    HowTo – Staining Your Deck

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                      With proper maintenance your deck can last years longer so taking a half a day to paint it should not be looked at as a nasty chore but a protection of your investment.

                      Penetration into the wood is the main difference between Paints and Stains.

                      Paints can be thought of as a thick outer shell that will fail once it is chipped off. Stain will enter into the wood and continue to protect the wood …