Recent Blog Posts

  • Guide to Buying Better Lumber

    December 15, 2016
    The biggest factor in determining the type and quality of wood that you’ll use for your next project is the project itself. That’s because certain varieties of wood are best suited for certain projects.
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  • Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

    November 1, 2016
    Window moisture is indicative of a larger problem. Over time, this moisture can lead to mold, mildew and eventually rotting of the trim and window framing. Just to be sure though, check for leaks around your window. Obviously, this would just occur during rainy weather.
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  • Tips for Building a Stair Case

    October 1, 2016
    Building a stair case can be an intimidating endeavor, regardless of skill level. Most of the time though, only a simple staircases is needed. No need for elaborate spirals and exotic materials -- just the basics. Any staircase, regardless of design, has certain things in common.
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  • What Makes A Product Green?

    August 1, 2016
    Green products are the catalysts that drive our movement toward a cleaner earth, but what makes a product green? Since the term “green” is used so often today for so many different concepts, how do we quantify it?
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  • Vinyl Window Installation Tips

    July 1, 2016
    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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  • Tips for Building a Screened In Patio

    June 15, 2016
    If you’re tired of the bugs and a little too much nature while you’re out on your patio, then maybe it’s time to screen things in. Luckily, if your patio as an overhang attached to the house, then much of the framing is already done for you.
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  • Back Door Ideas

    June 1, 2016
    Nearly all homes have at least two entrances. The front door and the back door. Front doors can be beautiful --in many cases a focal point for your home. They are the epitome of form. Backdoors, however, represent the way the homeowners live. They are all about function.
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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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  • Tips for Easier DIY When You Work by Yourself

    April 1, 2016
    For the most part, many home improvement DIY projects can be accomplished solo. For many people, there is a lot of satisfaction and peace of mind from being able to lose yourself in a project; knowing that you did it all by yourself. There are, however, times when you could just use an extra hand.
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  • How to Build the Perfect Patio

    March 15, 2016
    Creating a new living space outside is easier than building one indoors. Building the perfect patio is easier because you do not have to deal with walls, ceilings, doors, and windows.
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