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Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?

Building a 26x32 cabin on a heated slab on grade and want to add a 12x12 extension as a screened room. The plan is to have the extension and roof attached to t...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...screen followed by 2 X 4's for strapping using 10" RSS type screws through to the sheathing and purlins. Facia Board installed prior to insulation being emplace...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

I will probably build a solar panel with layers of black screen. My question is, I have a patio door with a thermal pane in it. Could this be used for the glas...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...screen and siding. When insulating the exterior of old homes to improve energy-efficiency you need to be careful not to trap moisture inside walls. What you r...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...screen. We have rigid foam panels on the concrete block walls (2 inch) The cottage is 900 square ft. To complicate things, we have just made a 400 square foot a...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

...screen of sorts below your siding I wouldn't pay the extra for stainless screws, my opinion. Thanks. Batten material is EPS. I agree with you.

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...screen, and it protects the interior surfaces (like your home wrap weather barrier from UV rays. The most common mistake with siding installation is preventing ...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses