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The Rehab Guide Volume 2: Exterior Walls

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This is the second volume of The Rehab Guide, a series of nine guidebooks to inform the design and construction industry about state-of-the-art materials and innovative practices in housing rehabilitation. The Rehab Guide series focuses on building technologies, materials, components, and techniques rather than projects such as adding a new room. Each volume in the series covers a distinct element of housing rehabilitation and features breakthrough materials, labor-saving tools, and cost-cutting practices.

The second volume, entitled The Rehab Guide: Exterior Walls contains an overview of exterior wall framing that includes wind-resistance and seismic-resistance information as well as information about design and engineering; masonry/brick veneer; sheathing; insulation; siding; stucco; exterior trim; sealants and caulks; and paints. Each easy-to-read chapter organizes information into four sections. "Essential Knowledge" provides an overview of important issues, while "Techniques, Materials, Tools" explains approaches to accomplishing the work. "Further Reading" lists valuable resources and "Product Information" provides the names and addresses of the manufacturers of the products, materials, systems, and components mentioned in the text.

For information on the other Rehab Guides in the series, click here.

Content updated on 3/24/2006

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