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Rinnai R85e Tankless Water Heater Review
Bona Traffic Satin Hardwood Floor Finish Review
Bona Naturale Water Based Polyurathane Floor Finish Review
Rookie Builder Mistakes Part 2 HVAC
Whirlpool's new Dryer that has NO EXHAUST VENT!
Interviewing An Architect? Top 20 Questions to Ask
Marvin Integrity "Wood-Ultrex Series" Windows Review
Construction Site Rules Sign
Wall Vents (good, bad, & crappy)
New Siding Product Review: Hardie's "Artisan"
2014 Gift Guide for Men
11 Builder Interview Questions
Fall 2013 AIA Austin Homes Tour - 1930's Renovation Before/After Photos
Humble OSB turns into Killer Countertops - TorZo Orient - New Product
Gifts for Builders, Craftsmen, and Handymen - $10 and up
Pier & Beam Foundation vs. Slab Foundation
Andersen 100 Series Windows Best Practice Install Video
Quickflash Side Wall Penetration Flashing
Custom Builder's Truck - Top 10 Must Have Items
Sound Proofing Between Rooms Easy/Inexpensive
Product Review: Owens Engineered Unfinished Hardwood Floors
Gerkin Windows - Product Review
Through Wall Flashing Done Right!
How To Set Up Your New Construction Job Sites
Induction Cooktop : Kitchen Aid & Wolf Review
"The Perfect Wall" Jobsite tour at a Risinger Homes project.
Propane vs. All Electric: Propane is getting tougher to justify...
Killer Custom Front Entry Door in Walnut by Grand Door Company
Natural Termite Protection during Remodeling
Bath Fan Review: Panasonic Whispergreen FV-08VKM1
Drain pan for a dishwasher.
Laminated Wood Columns
Marvin Ultimate Lift & Slide Door - Sweet!
Radiant Barrier Walls for a Hot & Humid climate
"End Cuts" Paint Primer Review
Building Science Conference Focusing on Hot/Humid!
Andersen Windows Factory Tour Video
Central Vacuum Vacuflo Review
2015 Blog Year End Review + Social Stats
Metlund D'Mand Instant Hot Water Circulator S-70T Review
See me at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week! (Jan 18th)
Necessity of Annual AC Check-Ups
Rheem HP-50 Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater Jobsite Review
Andersen Windows Factory Tour
Termite Control without Chemicals
Recessed Andersen 100 Series Windows with Stucco - Best Practice Install Method
Practical Sound Control
Product Review: Advantech Sub Floor Panel
Austin Changes the Rules on Spray Foamed Attics
Preventing Termite Damage
Lessons from the 1940's builders...
Austin Habitat for Humanity Deconstruction Services
Wood Counterops - Local Austin Woodworker featured in Fine Homebuilding
Gerkin Aluminum Windows vs. Storefront for a Modern New Home
That New House Smell: Sherwin Williams Harmony Paint Review
Panasonics Brand New ERV
Sugatsune 3Way Adjustable Concealed Hinges Review
Spray Foam & LSL TimberStrand Studs Video Blog
Marmoleum Floor Review
Risinger Homes Project Featured on Houzz
How to flush your tankless water heater
Window Pan Flashings using DuPont Flexwrap
My First Published Article - Journal Of Light Construction "Air Sealing for Hot Climates"
Huber Zip Roof System
JLC Live New England Speaking Event
Risinger Homes named "Best Remodeling Contractor" by Austin Home Magazine
Importance of Metal Ductwork
Supplimental Dehumidification for High Performance Houses in Hot & Humid Climates (Austin, TX)
New Product: Greenward Solar Hot Water, Ridge Vent Sytem
The Litmus Test for a "Good Builder" (as judged by the public)
Rheem HP-50 Heat Pump Water Heater Post Install Review
Product Review: EcoTimber HealthyBond Hardwood Flooring Adhesive & Sealer
Toto Aquia Dual Flush Toilet Review
2014 AIA Design Awards - Best Remodel
Passivhaus in Austin's Climate?
Leviton Vizia RF Lighting Control Product Review
Concrete Countertops 2 Years Later
The Toilet Sink!
Owens Corning EnergyComplete Spray Foam Hybrid System
Rheem Super-Effecient HP-50 Electric Water Heater - Just Released
Ipe Deck Drainage System - Rain Escape
Passive House Training in Austin June 2-6th, 2014!
Newbold Stone Concrete Countertops Part 1
How to Interview an Architect for a High Performance BUILD
Building Science Fundamentals Class
I won Best Blogger Green!
Blogger Awards - Vote for me!
Retrofitting A Conditioned Attic - Fiberglass goes to Spray Foam
The Modern Craftsman Podcast with Nick Schiffer, Johnny Hourihan, and Matt Risinger
Nominated for Best Blog - Green Award - Will you vote for me?
Tankless Water Heaters - 3 things to know
Best Practice Methods - Working with Ipe
I do not like Home Depot, but if you must....
Efficient Under Counter Lighting - Best Light for the Money "Priori T2"
Metal Roof leads to Lawsuit - Austin American Statesman Article
Total Fill Insulation for Walls
Green Fireplace Options
House Talk Today Radio Show interview on High Performance Remodeling
Book Review: The Home Energy Diet by Paul Scheckel
Blower Door Testing Video
How much to rely on tape?
Stucco Failure - Lessons to be Learned
Patrick Ousey of FAB Architecture featured in Metropolitan Home Nov 09
AirTap Electric Hot Water Heater Efficiency Booster
Tankless Water Heater Annual Flush Routine
Potty Talk: Toto Eco Drake Toilet Review
ROXUL's IBS Booth - Fire and Sound Proof Insulation
Product Review: Progress Lighting LED Recessed Cans
5 Major Changes To Buildings In The Last 50 Years
It's all about the install...
AQUS Greywater System For Flushing Toilets
2006 Elton Lane Receives Austin Energy Green Building's coveted 5 Stars!
Solar PV Array with Meridian Energy Systems
Whole House Ventilating Dehumidifier, dry = cool
Framing a Helical Staircase
Exterior Materials for durability: Hardie Artisan, Azek, & Marvin Windows
Trex Decking Review
Plyboo Kitchen Before & After
QuietRock Review & 5/8" Sheetrock Video Blog
QuietRock Soundproofing Post-Install Performance Testing
Annual Maintenance on a Tankless Water Heater Video Blog
Vote for me! Best Blogger Award Contest
Framing a Curved Roof with Bendable Plywood
Hybrid Homes -Austin American Statesman article
CFL Basics with Carolyn Albert-Kincl Interior Designer
Rot Proofing The Bottom Of A New Home
Haiku Home LED Lights Review
Twitter - New to Tweeting
Site Finished Oak Floors - Green Thoughts
Dual Flush Toilets No Longer on my Reccomend List
Product Review: Square Shower Drains, Duh?
Soundproofing Suggestions Library
Hidden Door House 2
Washington Post Article: Smaller is Greener
Top 10 Dumb Things to do when building in Austin, TX
When Bigger Isn't Better: HVAC
Smart Building Design Part 2 of 2
What Green Building Strategy Is Under Utilized?
Indoor Air Quality concerns with Attached Garages - Best Practice Methods
Come visit us on the AIA Homes Tour this weekend.
Under Cabinet Lighting - Hera SlimLite
Termimesh Non-Toxic Termite Protection
Great Article On "Sexy vs Practical" - Green Building Practices & Products
AIA Tour Austin, TX This Weekend
Dehumidification During Construction in preparation for Hardwoods
Mainstream Green Web TV
Lutron Maestro Countdown Bath Fan Timer Switch
Not So Big Infill Modern Design & Daylighting Strategy - Architect Interview
PPG Pure Performance Zero VOC Paint Review
Aprilaire Model 2200 Air Cleaner Annual Filter Change
Cheap Trick - Leviton Countdown Timer
HVAC for a Nanny Suite above a garage?
Under Counter Lights - Fluorescent T5 (my favorite)
Extolling the virtues of Metal Roofs
Solar Hot Water
AIA Fall Tour Oct 4th &5th
Duct Blast Testing Prior To Remodeling
Can remodeling be inherently "green"?
AIA Austin Homes Tour THIS WEEKEND
Exterior Flashings for Penetrations
Diamond Polished Concrete Floors
Building For Your Climate
More Potty Talk
Make Up Air for a Commercial Range in a remodeled house
Artemide Rezek Lighting (cool & efficient!)
Sheetrock 5/8" vs 1/2" ?
Fake Grass? Pretty Cool...
Local Architect Nick Deaver gets some great press for his "Three Stones" House
Aprilaire Whole House HVAC Filter Review
Green Building Program Updates Ratings Oct 1, 2010
Kitchen Before/After Video with Architect Cindy Black
City of Austin Climate Protection Plan Speech by Mayor Will Wynn
James Bond Door - Video Blog Post
Mold, Rot, and Remodeling
Come see me speak next Thursday Feb 23rd at the AIA office.
Living Room Before/After
Custom Front Door - Before/After Remodeling Photos
Custom Builders Council sponsors Habitat
Honeywell Vision Pro Thermostat Review
Ahhhhh Fresh Air - Video Blog Post
How to screw up a perfectly good Green Home
Virtual Show Home Tour - Builder Concept Home 2010
Outdoor Fireplace Video Blog Post
Backup Battery Power for your house!
Green Building Pyramid (of priorities)
Iso Board Insulation On The Roof Deck for High Performance Conditioned Attics
Master Class: Risinger Homes Jobsite Meeting Next Friday 21st
Lutron Maestro Wireless Controls at a Remodeling Project
High Effeciency Gas Furnace Install Video
Interviewed for Christian Science Monitor Story
Toilet Research - Since you can't try before you buy
Austin TX Rebates Metlund D'Mand Recirc Pumps
James Hardie Artisan Review on Historic House
Concrete mixed onsite with no waste
Paint & Pesticide Recycling Resource
Pressure Balanced Bedrooms - Video Blog
Nick Deaver Architect 2010 AIA Austin Homes Tour House
MaxLite DimMax 20 Watt CF Dimmable Bulbs Review
1910's Remodel Pre-Engineering Investigation Work
Insulating & Air-Sealing Your Windows
Why do a carport?
My kitchen remodel
EcoHome Article on Texas Near Zero Energy House
Home Builders Association & Custom Builders Council
Communication = Reliability
Jobsite Recycling the Manly Way CHIP IT!
Slab Pre-Pour Video with Termimesh cameo
Austin Training Session April 8th IAQ and Ventilation
Truss Floor System
Oil vs Latex Paint for Doors, Trim, & Cabinets
2016 Gift Guide Ideas - Need your Help
Canned Spray Foam for Exterior Penetrations Pre-Insulation
New Years Thoughts on 15 Years in Construction
Shading & Overhangs Video Blog
Quoted In Custom Home Magazine - Termimesh
Sustainable Landscape Design - New York Times Article
Satco 13W CFL Bulbs beats twenty other bulbs for best CFL
Tankless Water Heater Follow Up: $$$$$
It's getting HOT: via Convection, Conduction, & Radation
Newbold Stone Concrete Countertops Part 2
Demolition the Green Builder Way...
Door Jamb Switch and Protection Products
SunCache Solar Hot Water Pre-Heater First Look
Burnished Concrete Block for Modern Homes
Alno Cabinet Showroom Tour
Marvin Integrity Windows Blog Features a Risinger Homes Profile
Conditioned Attics Video Blog Post
Better Photo's of Polished Concrete
Sound Proofing Between a Family Room Addition and a Kids Bedroom
HVAC Upgrades on a 25 Year Old House
Leaky Attic Stairs
Maxlite Par 30 CFL Recessed Can Bulb Reveiw
RainEscape Deck Drainage System Post Install Review Video
Designing Within the McMansion Ordinance
Traditional Sanded Hardwood Floors
Tree Saving Concrete Pump Truck Video Blog
Efficiency Update for 10 year old home in Westlake (Austin, TX)
Why Hire an Architect - Interview with James D LaRue
Metal Supply Ductwork in a High Performance Custom Home
Green Roofs Austin Seminar Tomorrow March 11th
Insulation Strategy on an Infill New Home
Zero VOC Paint War! Benjamin Moore vs Sherwin-Williams vs PPG
Finding Good (and stylish) High Efficiency Lighting
Mark LaLiberte Video
Outdoor Living Space Design with Jim LaRue
Durable Exterior Materials + GlueLam and PSL Beams
CB-USA Austin Purchasing Group gets some press
Architect Peter Pfeiffer talks about Green products at the 2010 International Builders Show
The Not So Big Contemporary Bath Design
Risinger Homes wins big at the MAX Awards!
Overflow Pans for High Performance Furnace
Green Building Curmudgeon
"Long Term Thinking" - Lunch with James Hardie Executive
Book Review: Green From The Ground Up
Heathy Child Healthy World Austin Home Tour April 20-27
CB-USA Purchasing Group Annual Meeting at Kohler Headquarters
Green at Heart - Custom Home Magazine features a Risinger Home
Super Cool Industrial Fans
Benefits of a High Performance Green Home
Asked to speak at NAHB Green Building Conference
Joy of Building & The James Bond Door in Action
Houses That Work Seminar Review - ROI on Remodeling
Duct Leakage Reduction on 10 Year Old Home
Tankless Waterheater Filter Maintenance
White Roofs Article - NY Times 7/30/09
Christmas Party Tour of a Remodeled 70's House with Nick Deaver Architect
Building Science Seminar "Houses That Work" Coming to Austin
Solar Hot Water & Electric - New Federal Tax Credits!
Efficiency Update for 10 year old home PART 2
Green Local Furniture
Part 2 of the Christmas Party Tour of a Remodeled 70's house with Nick Deaver Architect