Recent Blog Posts

  • What You Need to Know about Buying Replacement Windows

    September 1, 2015
    So you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your old windows. Doing so is one of the best investments you can make for your home --not only for the reduction in energy bills, but the increase in comfort, quiet, and ease of cleaning/maintaining.
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  • Lumber & Building Material Industry In 2015

    August 15, 2015
    Though the lumber and building material industry had suffered from a weakened demand during the years leading up to 2015 (because of the slowdown of building construction during the economic recession), the first half of 2015 has been part of a rapid rebound.
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  • Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

    August 1, 2015
    An ongoing challenge for contractors—especially those just starting out— is finding new customers. Generally, by doing your job well and proving your company’s dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability, you are already well on your way to cultivating future work.
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  • The Right Steps to Effective Contractor Safety Management

    July 15, 2015
    For owners of a contracting business, safety management is every bit as important as quality of work and customer satisfaction. In fact, effective contractor safety management can result in an improved return on investment and reputation, which is vital for gaining new business.
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  • Weekend Project: Replace or Install Porch Screening

    July 1, 2015
    If you have an older home with a screened in porch, then the method used to install the screening is probably the same method that’s been around forever. This usually involves stretching large portions of screening while nailing or stapling every few inches.
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  • How to Repair Old Windows

    June 15, 2015
    One of the advantages of having old windows in your house is that for most problems, a simple repair job is all that you need.
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  • How to Use a Concrete Grinder in 4 Easy Steps

    June 1, 2015
    Just like your wood deck or the walls in your living room, the concrete surfaces of your home need to be refinished sometimes. Serving that purpose is the concrete grinder, which can give your concrete surface a new look again.
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  • Business Management Tips for Contractors

    May 15, 2015
    For many contractors, the work doesn’t stop when the tools are put away. They are, after all not just building a deck or installing cabinets, they are also running a business.
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  • Contractor’s Project Management Roles & Responsibilities

    May 1, 2015
    Project management roles and responsibilities for contractors are both many and varied. The specific roles depend on the size of the construction company.
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  • Job Site Tips: Good Roofing Practices

    April 15, 2015
    Job Site Tips: Good Roofing Practices Build roofs and flashing with a slope of at least 1/4” per foot Provide at least a 4” overlap of flashing to prevent wind-driven rain Provide counterflashing at least 8” above the roofing surface Good roof ventilation protects the underside of the roof Always use the correct size nails Make sure the skylight is designed for the pitch of the roof Always follow manufacturer’s specs
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