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Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction
Materials, Finishes, and Details
by Steve Bliss

Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction covers the real-world challenges of material selection and installation so designers, contractors, and building owners can make informed decisions for all major building components.

Features:

  • More than 200 photos and illustrations of critical residential construction details
  • Installation tips and cautions that help prevent costly product failures
  • Descriptions of the latest composites and synthetics that are changing the way we build
  • Easy-to-use charts for making quick product comparisons
  • An authoritative guide to indoor air quality and healthy house construction

Contents

Exterior Finish

  • Rain-Screen Principl.
  • Sheathing Wrap
  • Flashing Membranes
  • Wall Flashing
  • Wood Sidings
  • Wood Shingles and Shakes
  • Fiber-Cement Siding
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Stucco
  • Wood and Composite Trim
  • Trim Details
  • Caulks and Sealants
  • Exterior Adhesives
  • Exterior Wood Finishes

Roofing

  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Clay, Concrete, and Composite Tile
  • Metal Roofing
  • Modular Shingles
  • Wood Shakes and Shingles
  • Low-Slope Roofing
  • Walkable Roofing Membranes
  • Roof Ventilation

Windows and Doors

  • Window Types
  • Window Materials and Construction
  • Window Energy Efficiency
  • Window Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Exterior Doors

Decks and Porches

  • Framing Materials
  • Decking Materials
  • Fasteners
  • Construction Details
  • Rooftop Decks
  • Covered and Screened Porches
  • Finishes for Decking

Interior Finish

  • Drywall
  • Wood Floors
  • Resilient Flooring
  • Laminate Flooring
  • Carpeting
  • Interior Trim
  • Interior Doors
  • Stains and Clear Finishes
  • Sound Control
  • Lighting

Kitchen and Bath

  • Kitchen Design Basics.
  • Bathroom Design Basics.
  • Kitchen and Bath Flooring.
  • Ceramic and Stone Tile.
  • Kitchen Cabinets.
  • Countertops.
  • Plumbing Fixtures.
  • Kitchen and Bath Ventilation

Indoor Air Quality

  • Overview.
  • Whole-House Ventilation Strategies.
  • Air Cleaning Strategies.
  • Common Indoor Pollutants and Sources

Index

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Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction
Materials, Finishes, and Details
by Steve Bliss

2005 320 pages $74.00 + shipping
Texas residents please add 6.75 % sales tax

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