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Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

Refinishing bricks and masonry

How to refinish tired-looking brick homes, and how to make new bricks match your old ones.

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Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

Thermal bridges in walls can reduce the overall performance of a home. Thermal breaks are the answer to this problem.

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Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

Ice dams form at the bottom of roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs.

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