Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Spring Fix-Ups: Creative Ways to light Your Patio

    April 1, 2015
    As the temperatures rise, your living space can finally extend to the outdoors once again.
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  • Design Trends in Bathroom Tile

    March 15, 2015
    When taking into account the long-lasting durability that tile can bring to the bathroom, it makes sense that the choices of color and design should be as timeless as possible. In doing so, professionally installed, quality tile can withstand a number of subsequent minor bathroom makeovers.
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  • 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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  • The Latest Tech Innovations for Contractors

    February 1, 2015
    Who doesn’t like the latest gadgets to help make the job go a little easier?   The old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention” holds true here. Recently, NASA used a Zero G 3-D printer to make a fully functioning ratchet ---in space.
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  • Snow Removal Safety Tips

    January 15, 2015
    For those who live in the colder climates, snow removal comes with the territory. Unlike mowing the lawn, it’s not the type of job that you can simply get to when it’s most convenient. Often, snow removal is needed at the most un-opportune of times.
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  • Need More Space? An Organized Closet Can Help!

    January 1, 2015
    It doesn’t take long to fill up a closet. Though we often start with the best of intentions, keeping closets organized can be quite a struggle. There are many reasons why closets get away from us.
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  • Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    December 15, 2014
    Owning a home, means maintaining a home. In order to do so properly, there is a basic arsenal of power tools that each homeowner should have at their disposal. If space is an issue, a homeowner should choose tools that are multifaceted, making the most effective use of the workshop storage space.
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