Author Cory Chovanec, from Slipstream, Incorporated, pointed this out, regarding the cover photo for the Winter 2019 Home Energy:
"It is a high quality photo but our team has concerns about the message it sends about drilling through the siding. We would not approach the job this way and would remove the siding, then drill the holes."
The editors regret this error and we are grateful to Cory for letting us know about it.
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Author Cory Chovanec, from Slipstream, Incorporated, pointed this out, regarding the cover photo for the Winter 2019 Home Energy: [continue reading]
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