I love to research! I can get carried away for hours chasing the smallest details or get sidetracked and learn things I never would have thought to look up. Below are links to some of my favorite sites. Ken Martin
State of Florida & Local links.
http://www.fldfs.com/wc/forms.html Workers Compensation rules and database.
http://www.coj.net City of Jacksonville
http://www.jacksonville.bbb.org/ Better Business Bureau of Jacksonville
http://municode.com/ Look up any Building Code
http://aamanet.org/index.asp American Architectural Manufacturers Association.
http://www.intres.com/about/pub/WeatherBarriers.pdf In-depth paper on vapor barriers.
http://www.hardie.com/ James Hardie Corporation home page.
http://www.masoniteclaims.com/ Information on the Masonite class action lawsuit.
http://www.radiantguard.com/ Learn about radiant barrier reflective foil insulation.
http://www.soundhome.com/ Consumer guide to construction and home improvement.
http://forums.jlconline.com/forums/index.php The Journal of Light Construction- search Hardi plank & vinyl siding and you will find what contractors think them.
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/ Sherwin Williams paint
http://windows.lbl.gov/ Lots of government research.
http://windows.lbl.gov/software/resfen/resfen.html A computer tool such as RESFEN can help consumers and builders pick the most energy-efficient and cost-effective window for a given application. Download RESFEN here.
http://www.pgtindustries.com/ PGT Windows
http://www.efficientwindows.org site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use.
http://www.wbdg.org Up-To-Date Information on Integrated
'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies
Financing your project