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Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction Materials, Finishes, and Details

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ISBN-10: 0471648361

ISBN-13: 9780471648369

Edition: 2006

Authors: Steven Bliss

List price: $95.00
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"Best Practices Guide to Residential Materials, Finishes and Details" offers a practical guide to product and material selection in order for architects, contractors, and building owners to make informed purchasing decisions about all major building components and will also highlight any critical installation requirements. Product recommendations are based on actual field performance, providing a real-world perspective.
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

STEVEN BLISS served as editorial director of The Journal of Light Construction for more than sixteen years and construction technology editor of Progressive Builder and Solar Age magazines. He worked in the building trades as a carpenter and design/build contractor for more than ten years and holds a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Exterior Finish
Rain-Screen Principle
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
Resources
Roofing
Asphalt Shingles
Clay, Concrete, and Composite Tile
Metal Roofing
Modular Shingles
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Low-Slope Roofing
Walkable Roofing Membranes
Roof Ventilation
Resources
Windows and Doors
Window Types
Window Materials and Construction
Window Energy Efficiency
Window Flashing
Skylights
Exterior Doors
Resources
Decks and Porches
Framing Materials
Decking Materials
Fasteners
Construction Details
Rooftop Decks
Covered and Screened Porches
Finishes for Decking
Resources
Interior Finish
Drywall
Wood Floors
Resilient Flooring
Laminate Flooring
Carpeting
Interior Trim
Interior Doors
Stains and Clear Finishes
Sound Control
Lighting
Resources
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
Resources
Indoor Air Quality
Overview
Whole-House Ventilation Strategies
Air Cleaning Strategies
Common Indoor Pollutants and Sources
Resources
Index