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Meet the Brighter Alternative to Traditional Skylights
There's nothing quite like natural light to brighten the rooms of a home. For one thing, sunlight's free, so making g...
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The Economical, Environmental, and Emotional Benefits of Tubular Skylights
There’s no substitute for natural light. In comparison with the artificial variety, it's better for your health, the ...
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Tubular Skylights: Natural Daylight Where You Least Expect It
Every room benefits from natural daylight.  The living room becomes more inviting and comfortable, the kitchen more s...
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Tubular Skylights 101
Bringing natural light into a home is a relatively easy prospect, provided the room is adjacent to at least one exter...
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Quick Tip: Tubular Skylights
Tubular skylights are a great way to bring sunlight into underlit rooms. The adjustable design of these skylights all...
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Seeing the Light: New (and Improved) Skylights
There once was a saying among contractors that went, "It’s not if your skylight will leak, it’s when it will leak. " ...
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So, You Want to... Install Tubular Skylights
It's amazing that with the growing focus on solar power, tubular skylights are relatively unknown, especially among D...
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Mixing Plaster and Installing the Skylight
Bob and Chris Vila visit the plastering contractor and receive a lesson in plaster mixing. Next, they talk to Dino from Dino's Construction, who's installing the ...
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Shoring Up the Attic With Supports
Engineers determined that the third floor roof was weak and in need of restructuring.
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Installing Architectural Shingles and Skylight
A representative from Owens Corning tells Bob about the architectural shingles that have been selected to replace the old roofing material. And Velux VSE skylight...
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Skylight and Gable Window Installation
Bob goes up to the attic of the Victorian project house, where an ODL tubular skylight is being installed. Also, Bob looks back at the installation of windows on ...
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Installing Andersen Skylights
Bob and Kent Forsland (from Andersen) review the process behind installing Anderson skylights.
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Home Three: Roof Deck and Hot Tub Installation Project
Bob tours the third Elmwood project house, an eclectic Queen Anne sometimes known as the "Castle of Elmwood". The goal is to reinforce an old sundeck, so that it ...
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Hot Tub Installation
Bob drops by the third Elmwood project house to watch as the deck is covered with rubber and the hot tub is installed.
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Installing a Railing on the Hot Tub Deck
Carpenter Bob Ryley helps install the new railing on the hot tub deck.
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Laying Down the Mahogany Deck and Final Tour of Third House
The mahogany roof deck is complete, with the hot tub sturdily supported. Bob takes a final tour of the residence, the third Elmwood project house.
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Installing the Skylight, Acrylic Block Panels, and Cooling System
Remodeling of the attic floor continues with the installation of Hy-Lite acrylic walls, an HVAC system, and insulation.
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Making Stained Glass Windows
Bob learns the process of creating stained glass windows. Designs begin on paper before they are traced onto glass using a light table. A variety of glass types a...
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Mounting a Skylight and Laying Asphalt Shingles
Bob and roofer Paul Morris begin mounting the skylight, by cutting a rough opening in the roof and laying a weather shield. Once the skylight is mounted and the f...
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Skylight Installation
Bob joins contractor Bob Ryley, who is installing a Velux skylight on a curb mount. Ryley describes the screws and mounting hardware used, and Bob demonstrates th...
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Vinyl Window Installation
Bob helps contractor Bob Ryley install a vinyl-clad Pella window awning with pre-assembled exterior trim.
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Installing Velux Skylights
Bob oversees the installation of a Velux skylight in a standing-seam metal-shingled roof.
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Hanging Drywall Inside the Skylight
Bob interviews drywall contractor Mark Richardson, as he hangs drywall inside a skylight and attaches the corner bead.
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Roofing Around Skylights
Contractor Larry Landers demonstrates how to install roofing shingles around skylights.
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