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Building 101

It's always smart to begin with the basics

Construction is rapidly changing and new trends and technologies are constantly emerging. Now more than ever, it’s essential to stay informed about everything that happens in the residential building sector.

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The Anatomy of an
Interior Door

The ins and outs of interior door systems, from hinges to jambs. learn more >

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The Anatomy of an
Entry System

Know your options, from materials to sills, it’s all here to help make the right choices. learn more >

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Patio Doors

Patio doors can open up a room and extend the living space to the great outdoors... Nice! learn more >

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Windows 101

When selecting windows for your project, there's a lot more to consider than just measurements. learn more >

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All About Lumber

Sizing, usage, types, and classes – all explained right here for you! learn more >

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Nailing it Down

When it’s fastening time, choosing the right type of nail is key to doing the job right. learn more >

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Roofing Options

Get informed on sheathing to shingles, and everything in between right here. learn more >

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Deal the Deck

Deck building is rapidly becoming a popular home addition. Get in on the action! learn more >

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Siding Options

When it comes to siding, options are plentiful and each has its own set of advantages. learn more >

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Paint 101

There is a lot more to paint than just color. Common terminologies are explained here for you. learn more >

Tutorials, Ideas and Information can make your vision a reality —

Resource Library

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Measuring for New Windows

Getting the correct measurements before ordering. watch video >

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Measuring for Replacement Windows

There's more to measuring than a tape measure. watch video >

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Measuring a Room

Know your stuff! Presenting three steps for measuring a room properly. watch video >

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Measuring for an Exterior Door

All the direction you need to get a true measurement. watch video >

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How to Install Crown Moulding

A step-by-step process to proper crown moulding installation. watch video >

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Removing and Replacing and Interior Door

It all starts with climatizing the door for its new home. watch video >

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From Mill to Moulding

Take a tour and find out how interior finishings are made at a Hemlock facility. watch video >

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Hardietrim Boards are Faster and Less Expensive to Install

James Hardie® put themselves to the test. watch video >

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Build Up Moulding Installation

A build up moulding is made by combining several pieces together. download PDF >

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Work with AZEK® Trim for Beautifully Crafted Exteriors

An effective, time saving way to add long-lasting beauty. To the exterior of any home. learn more >

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Color Plus Touch-Up Kit Tutorial

Perfecting James Hardie® siding, from cut edges to nail holes. watch video >

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Masonite Shows Us How to Install a Split-Jamb

It all starts with the right tools and measurement. watch video >

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Masonite Shows Us How to Install a Flat-Jamb

Let's review the hardware, tools, and steps to get the job done right. watch video >

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Masonite Shows Us How to Install Bifold Doors

Accurate measurement of the opening is critical to a successful installation. watch video >

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Hardieplank® Installation

Learn how to properly install HardiePlank® Lap Siding. watch video >

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Get James Hardie® Support with the New Silica Standard

OSHA recently updated an existing standard. download PDF >

Get on Board with Expert Decking Instruction and the Newest Inspirations —

All Decked Out!

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TREX Looks & Performance

Trex outlasts wooden decks without compromising on beauty. watch video >

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Deck Connection and Fastening Guide

More than a million decks are built and replaced each year. download PDF >

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Building a Spectacular Deck

Bringing together cutting-edge science and all-around style. learn more >

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Trend Setting in the World of Decking

The newest trend setter on the decking world’s red carpet. learn more >

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Simple Ways to Communicate About Decks

Is there anything more frustrating than a call back? learn more >

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Making Sense out of Cellular PVC Decking

Less maintenance is such a strong selling feature. learn more >

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Not All Pressure Treated Wood Is the Same

A liquid solution of copper azole preservative is used. learn more >

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Choosing the Decking Material That's Right for You

Get the skinny on all your decking material options. learn more >

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TREX Transcend® Railing

Features Fibrex® technology and acrylic finish to resist fading. watch video >

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TREX Elevations® Steel Deck Framing

Stronger. Straighter. Safer. Smarter. watch video >

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A Game Changer in Looks and Style

Designed to completely reinvent the category. learn more >

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TREX Decking and Railing Installation Guide

From products to installation to care, it’s all right here. download PDF >

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The Benefits of Cedar Decking

Not all cedar boards are alike. It's all about grades and appearance. learn more >

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Hardwood Decking - Strength & Beauty

The density of hardwood makes it ideal for decking. learn more >

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TREX Product Guide

In just five steps, go from having a bad case of deck envy to being 100% deck ready. download PDF >