Build It Like a Pro is, like its author, a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to about 500 things that come up in the course of building, remodeling or otherwise improving a home. Addressed to a women's audience, the text follows a Question and Answer format based upon inquiries by women which the author has addressed during his 35 years as a teacher and a builder.
While Build It Like a Pro is not a how-to-do-it book, do-it-yourselfers will find the information invaluable. For instance, have you ever done some drywall taping and couldn't get the taping compound to dry? Are you wondering why your overhead garage door rollers are wearing out? Do you know which type of window is best suited for your house? What do you do when you cut the bottom off a door to clear your new carpet, and find out that it's hollow? How do you take trim off an old door or window without wrecking it?
All of these questions are answered in detail, along with suggestions for making the job easier, safer and more professional-looking.
The text is organized into 14 chapters and covers concrete, foundations and basements, flooring, interior walls, doors and windows, siding, roofs, garage doors, painting and staining, decks, insulating, ventilation, along with a host of miscellaneous tips and techniques. There are 16 illustrations.
As you browse Build It Like a Pro you will find that Klein does not "talk down" to his audience. While the book is written for women, it contains the same direct and detailed information he would offer to anyone--amateur or professional. His style is friendly and conversational, but the content is loaded with substance.