Installing Floors (Taunton's Build Like a Pro) [PDF]
29 August 2014, 20:50
2010 | PDF | 26.31MB
There is a wide variety of flooring options available -- wood, tile and stone, laminate, resilient vinyl, bamboo, and cork -- and Installing Floors shows homeowners how to lay them all like a pro.In this new title from the successful Build Like A Pro series, contractor and experienced author Joseph Truini covers the subject in great detail; he walks readers through the process of installation -- made attainable through more than 350 step-by-step photos and illustrations -- and explains the benefits and unique properties of different materials. Like previous titles in the series, this book delivers on its promise of, "expert advice from start to finish."
Insulate and Weatherize: For Energy Efficiency at Home [PDF]
29 August 2014, 20:46
2012 | PDF | 52.33MB
The appliances we use…the lights we turn on…these two items alone in our homes can account for upward of 40% of total energy dollars spent. For those who want to save money (and who doesn’t?) by becoming more energy efficient—and for those who want to go a step further and embrace the latest strategies in renewable and alternative energy systems—Insulate and Weatherize is about to lead the way.
It's been 10 years since the first edition of Insulate and Weatherize was a smash hit. In this completely revised and expanded edition, the advances in science and technology shine brightly to walk homeowners through the many solutions for basic energy, air-flow problems, heating and cooling systems, appliances and lights, mixed climate issues, and alternative energy strategies that are doable and extremely efficient. With Insulate and Weatherize at hand, home energy costs won’t soar through the roof, especially if there’s a solar panel or two on it.
Siding, Roofing, and Trim (For Pros By Pros) [PDF]
29 August 2014, 20:43
2014 | PDF | 30.65MB
Details, details, details…they’re what make your home stand out from the crowd. And when it comes to the exterior of your home, the details big and small can make all the difference. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim—the latest installment in the For Pros by Pros series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding—provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main aspects of your home’s exterior. The results can be beautiful! Among the many fresh design topics covered in this all-in-one resource, you’ll discover how to:
- Safely replace a roof while keeping in mind venting and flashing for a weather-tight and long-lasting new roof
- Repaint your home so that the final product will go the distance
- Choose from material options including stone and vinyl
- Apply trim details to achieve that finished look
- Tackle trickier issues like lead safety and installing siding the proper way
- And so much more including 5 roofs that will last a lifetime, 10 tips to paint like a pro, 10 typical roof goofs and how to fix them, plus energy-saving advice
Taunton’s For Pros by Pros series is a category leader providing DIYers with hard-to-find, practical information on the important issues that builders and homeowners face, such as siding, roofing, and trim. With 350 photographs and 50 illustrations, this indispensable guide continues to be a must-have for pros, semi-pros, and passionate amateurs.