Recent Blog Posts

  • What to Look For in Exterior Wood Finishes

    August 1, 2012
    The choice of exterior wood finishes is dependent on the manner in which it will be used.    All-acrylic latex paints are the most durable house paints, but oil-based paint films usually provide the best protection from water and water vapor.
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  • Vinyl Windows Save Energy

    July 1, 2012
    When it comes to offering homeowners superior energy efficiency, quality vinyl windows are still the way to go. Vinyl frame and insulated glass reduce heating and cooling loss better than wood, steel and aluminum frame windows.
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  • Your Guide to Glues

    July 1, 2012
    Acrylic Glue: can be used on vinyl, rubber, metals, stone and plastic, but its primarily used on melamine.
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  • Know Your Wood When Selecting Paint

    June 1, 2012
    How well exterior paints and stains adhere to wood is a direct result of wood properties and the various manufacturing processes. Dense wood shrinks and swells more than light wood, which stresses paint and solid-color stains and causes them to chip or peel prematurely.
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  • Vinyl Window Installation Tips

    June 1, 2012
    It’s best to review manufacturer instructions before installing vinyl windows. However, the following procedures are generally accepted practices to prevent leaks and callbacks:    To start, be sure to size the rough opening according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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  • How To Correctly Measure For Replacement Doors

    May 1, 2012
    Looking to upgrade your exterior steel door to a more energy efficient fiberglass or solid wood door?   Or perhaps you want to replace the composite interior doors with a higher-grade wood door. Or maybe you need a new patio door to access your new deck.
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  • Hardwood Moulding Installation

    May 1, 2012
    Architectural details done with hardwood mouldings are the perfect finishing touches to your workmanship.
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  • Moulding, the Choice is Yours

    April 1, 2012
    Nothing accentuates your craftsmanship better than a decorative chair rail or crown moulding. That's why it's important to choose the right material for the job. Despite the rise in popularity of urethane mouldings, solid hardwood remains king, especially in the high-end markets.
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  • Wood and Paint Adhesion

    April 1, 2012
    Whether the home is new construction or purchased from a previous owner, painting its exterior is the first step toward making it your home. Likewise, if you’re looking to sell the house, an attractive exterior paint job goes a long way toward creating “curb appeal.
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  • Choosing Interior Paint Colors

    March 1, 2012
    Picking paint colors that you want to use inside your home is not an easy task because in all likelihood you will actually want them to last a while. Here are some things that you should consider when picking interior paint colors:Does it “fit” with your home?
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