Recent Blog Posts

  • Roofing Tip: Preventing Ice Dams

    February 15, 2014
    The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends using a self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen sheet underlayment in areas where ice-dam protection is required.
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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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  • Chimney Cleaning for the DIYer

    January 15, 2014
    Chimney Sweeps are just as important now as they were back in their heyday. The old-fashioned, tried and true method of cleaning out your chimney hasn’t changed much since that time.
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  • Tips for Organizing your Attic and Keeping it in Tip Top Shape

    January 1, 2014
    If you are like most people, this is time of year when you head on up to the attic to retrieve your holiday decorations.
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  • How to Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

    December 15, 2013
    When it comes to energy use in your home, only the kitchen rivals the bathroom. If your home has more than one bathroom, the energy use can increase even more. Large amounts of heat, water and lighting are used in the bathroom every day, by every member of the household.
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  • Maintaining your Hot Water Heater

    December 1, 2013
    Few household appliances are depended on more and thought about less than the hot water heater. For many homeowners, installing or replacing the hot water heater is the only time this essential appliance enters their minds.
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  • Is it Time to Add More Attic Insulation?

    November 15, 2013
    So, you’ve got your new windows and doors. All of your weather-stripping is in place and your house is sealed against the elements. You may think you’re all set for the approaching cold weather.
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  • How to Repair Damaged Molding

    November 1, 2013
    The functional purpose of moldings, such as baseboard, chair rail and door casings is to protect the more delicate wall materials (most commonly plaster and sheetrock) from damage. The problem is, when molding does its job, it begins to look a little shabby.
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  • Benefits of Metal Roofing

    October 15, 2013
    The metal roof is nothing new. We’ve all seen picturesque images of old barns and farmhouses with an aesthetically weathered, corrugated metal roof.
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  • End of Season Checklist for your Deck or Patio

    October 1, 2013
    It’s been a great summer and you’ve been enjoying your patio or deck as much as humanly possible, right? Well, remember early this spring when you opened up your deck and all of the work you put into it?
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