Recent Blog Posts

  • Fixing the Garage Door Yourself

    March 1, 2015
    The tools required for fixing a garage door are usually those that the average homeowner already possesses. Basically, if you have a screwdriver (phillips and flathead), pliers, adjustable wrench, and a couple of C-clamps, you should be all set.
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  • Build Strong and Go Green with a FORTIFIED Home

    September 15, 2014
    Among many of the topics covered by a recent US Department of Energy (DOE) webinar was the subject of FORTIFIED™ Homes.
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  • Repairing Concrete Steps

    September 1, 2014
    If your home has concrete steps, there may come a time when a little repair is necessary. Depending on the age of your steps or their exposure to the elements, the level of damage can vary. Though it may seem intimidating, the job isn’t too difficult.
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  • Why You Should Fence In Your Fortress

    May 15, 2014
    There are many advantages to installing fencing around your home. Whether it be wrought iron or white picket, a well chosen fence can add to the aesthetic and monetary value of your home, provide privacy, and serve as a safety precaution.
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  • Operating an electric concrete mixer

    May 1, 2014
    If you have a small concrete job that needs to get done, such as repairing a portion of your private sidewalk, renting an electric mixer can be a good way to go.
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  • Environmental Benefits Of Building With Wood

    February 1, 2014
    Don’t let anybody tell you wood is not a “green” building product. Wood circulates energy savings throughout its life. To start, wood-frame construction is easy to insulate to high standards when compared to alternative framing materials.
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  • Your Deck: Do-over or Makeover?

    August 15, 2013
    If your old deck is looking worn and shabby, you might be thinking it’s time to demolish it and start over with a newly designed deck. While that’s a perfectly reasonable approach, there are others ones that may better suit your need --and your budget.
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  • How to Repair Your Wood Siding

    August 1, 2013
    Wood siding, for all of its classic elegance and historical significance, can require a lot of upkeep. Beyond the usual scraping and painting, there will be times when it needs a little more than just a fresh coat to hide its blemishes.
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  • Shedding Some Light: Shed Building Tips

    July 1, 2013
    If you find yourself reminiscing about the days when you could actually park your car in the garage, it may be time to build a shed. An outdoor shed is an attractive and convenient way to store things that accumulate and clutter up your garage or basement.
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