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Installing Custom Garage Doors
First up, Kent Forsland (from Designer Doors) talks to Bob about the new custom-made garage doors being installed-- a sturdy cedar product, designed to be weather-resistant. Next, Bob joins Kevin Kalman (from Andersen) to install a skylight above the family room. And on the first floor, HAI wiring is being put in. The wiring allows automated control over various aspects of the household (heating and cooling, appliances, security, and so on).
- Part 1: Installing Custom Garage Doors
- Bob and general contractor Kevin Kalman briefly tour the project site, taking notice of the progress that's been made, before Bob goes to join Kent Forsland (from Designer Doors), who's ready to discuss the new custom-made, cedar-faced garage doors.
- Part 2: Installing Andersen Skylights
- Part 3: Discussing the Home Automation System
Bob Vila heads to the Low Country: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Steeped in tradition, this historic suburb of Charleston is the scene, not only of a remarkable new home, but of a remarkable transformation in suburban living at the developing community of I'On.
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Bob begins a brand-new project in the heart of South Carolina's low country. Located in Mt. Pleasant, the neighborhood of I'On values community living and puts an emphasis on nurturing a traditional small-town feeling.<br> <br> Our project, the Duany Plater-Zybek "Lifespan" home, is designed with state-of-the-art features, and its construction has been planned around new building techniques developed to make the house more resistant to extreme weather.<br> <br> Bob tours the coastal town of Mt. Pleasant and meets the contractor, Kevin Kalman, and other I'On developers to discuss building strategies and techniques.<br> <br> Work has begun on the first floor deck, and Steve Barth from Willamette Industries is on-hand to explain the EZ Frame system being used. Additional information is available regarding the benefits of building with engineered wood.
Carpenter Bob Ryley joins joins to continue work on the first floor. First, Bob looks at the tongue-and-groove decking system, before moving on to framing the first-floor walls.<br> <br> In downtown Charleston, Bob Vila visits the Clemson University high-wind test house, built to demonstrate the newest building techniques for hurricane resistance.<br> <br> Back on site, Bryan Readling (from the APA) discusses which techniques are being used in the Mount Pleasant project. Additional information is available regarding constructing and retrofitting homes to withstand hurricanes, installing structural adhesives, storm shutters, and tips for a better roof.
Bob walks the I'On neighborhood, which is built around myriad architectural styles and designs. He remarks on some of these variations, before returning to the project house site, where the roof framing is underway.<br> <br> Bryan Readling (from the APA) joins to review the products being used on the roof, including Peel & Seal tape, a joint sealer, and LP TechShield, a reflective sheathing product.<br> <br> Back on the ground, construction consultant Steve Easley demonstrates how to install Tyvek wrap around the house.
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