Recent Blog Posts

  • Energy Saving Tips for Summer

    July 1, 2016
    There’s a lot you can do this summer to save energy. The same insulation and weather-stripping that saved energy during the winter months will show you benefits during the summer as well. Even so, there are a few things you can still do during the hot weather that can help.
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  • Contractor Tips: Go Green with your Remodel

    June 15, 2016
    If you’re planning to tackle a remodeling project, keep in mind that it’s an excellent opportunity to make use of all of the green options available today. When doing so, make sure that you are adding green elements that are both practical and sustainable.
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  • Contractor Tips: Get the Remodel You Want for Less

    June 1, 2016
    Who doesn’t want to get the job done while reducing costs as much as possible? A valid question for either contractors or homeowners. Sadly, this is sometimes achieved by cutting corners, resulting in poor craftsmanship, unhappy customers, or for contractors, tarnished reputations.
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  • Green Building Advantages for Contractors

    May 15, 2016
    A recent McGraw-Hill study indicated that green homeowners are more satisfied and believe that green homes are higher quality, easier to maintain, more efficient, and offer health benefits. Studies report that home buyers are willing to pay for these benefits when purchasing their homes.
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  • Tip for Cutting Down a Tree Safely for the DIYer

    May 1, 2016
    There are some who may argue that cutting down a tree safely is not possible. Chainsaws can be quite dangerous, not to mention felling trees. Though intimidating, a chainsaw is still just a tool.
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  • Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

    April 15, 2016
    When doing home improvement projects there are a lot of euphemisms that come with the territory. One that I’m sure we’ve all heard is “measure twice, cut once”. Great advice.
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  • Removing Lead-based Paint

    April 1, 2016
    Lead-based paint refers to paint that contains lead as an additive. Lead is used in order to speed up drying process and increase durability. It’s also known for improving the paints moisture resistant properties, thus reducing corrosion or rot.
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  • Contractor Tips: Remodeling Surprises to Watch Out For

    March 15, 2016
    Life is full of surprises. For many of us, it’s why we get up every day. It’s a new chance to turn the page and have the unexpected come popping out. A lovely sentiment— one that looks much better on a greeting card than at a remodeling job.
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  • Contractor Tips: Top Home Remodeling Don'ts

    March 1, 2016
    There are a lot of challenges for today’s contractors. Keeping up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques, regulations and codes alone can keep them busy. The challenge of running a business has enough pitfalls on its own.
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  • How Do I Decorate My Home Interiors?

    February 1, 2016
    Yes, that is a very broad question. And, it’s one that we cannot answer in a blog post -- though there are some basic thoughts to ponder while deciding how to approach this task.
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