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HERE’S A SAMPLE OF WHAT’S INSIDE: “Textured surfaces have more “tooth” to keep paint from bubbling or peeling. A textured surface also has more overall surface area, so it has more places for paint to “bond.” (p. 42)


MAKING THINGS LAST


This year, our Hands-On Handbook zooms in on durability, off ering step-by-step projects that for the most part are low cost, yet move a home toward lower maintenance and greater sustainability.


BUILD A CONCRETE COUNTER TOP


BUILD A GREEN ROOF USING OFF-THE-SHELF PRODUCTS BUILD AN EXPANDABLE RAINWATER SYSTEM RECYCLE AN ASPHALT ROOF


REPLACE A LAWN WITH LOW-WATER PLANTS REPOINT OLD BRICK REPLACE A POOL PUMP


DO THE MATH ON A SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM MAKE EXTERIOR PAINT LAST LONGER


ON THE COVER


SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Composite Artist: Phil Cottrell Photography: Matt Power


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CODE WATCH


Here’s our fi rst installment of a new code section we’ll be featuring in the magazine—reporting on highlights from code changes and shenanigans all over the U.S.


FROM THE TAILGATE New off erings for the sustainable minded. 64 46


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