Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

By Robert Robillard

Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding In today’s home renovation market, the trend of using fiber cement siding has skyrocketed. Consumers have found themselves more attracted to the sturdy fiber siding than the traditional wood homes have featured in the past. But there is so much more to this particular type of siding than meets the…

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Installing Exterior Door Trim

By Robert Robillard

House Trim Tip: Fitting that tough board under a door If you’ve ever trimmed out an exterior door you know that the skirt trim [board under the door] needs to be tight and secure to help support the threshold.  the problem is betting it to fit under a slightly beveled threshold and the porch or…

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Installing A Rain Screen And Moisture Barrier

By Robert Robillard

Rain Screen And Moisture Barrier Dear Concord Carpenter, I own a Dutch Colonial style two-story house. It is brick on the lower story and 1960s era Masonite type siding on the upper story. Roof is Gambrel. The windows were replaced by the previous owner and do not have visible sills or casing. I want to…

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Paslode Engineered Lumber Nails

By Robert Robillard

Paslode® Engineered Lumber Nails Engineered lumber is great stuff—until you try to drive a nail into it. It is not uncommon to have to pull out your hammer and sink partially driven nails sticking out of an LVL header. Paslode’s Engineered Lumber Nail has a coating and a shape to help it sink into engineered lumber without you…

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Installing Snow Melting Cables

By Robert Robillard

Heated Walkway Using WarmlyYours Snow Melting Cables  [Part 2 of 2] Whether you are designing a heated asphalt, concrete or paver driveway, WarmlyYours has the snow melting solution for you. READ Part 1 of this article   No more driveways or walkways to shovel or plow. The paving material absorbs heat from the snow melting heating…

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Installing Wood Clapboard

By Robert Robillard

Installing Cedar Clapboards: When Western Red Cedar clapboards is properly installed and finished, it will give years of trouble-free service and will give your home a character and distinction that other clad-dings cannot achieve. Benefits of Cedar Clapboards: Western Red cedar clapboards contain natural oils and resins that protect the wood from insects and rot.…

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Choosing An Entry Door

By Robert Robillard

Buying An Entry Door If you are looking for a new exterior door, there are a number of options in terms of materials, styles and price points.  Exterior doors are made from wood, steel and fiberglass/composites. Wood Doors: Wood doors have always been the bellweather of natural beauty and performance. The drawback to wood is…

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Anderson A-Series Window Replacement

By Robert Robillard

Window Replacement Using Anderson A Series On this recent project we were hired to replace four wood casement windows that had rotted.   These windows were fifteen years old and high quality when bought. Water infiltration is a major issue with homeowners. I get complaints each week about water that leaks in and around windows. Flashing’s…

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