Recent Blog Posts

  • Environmental Benefits Of Building With Wood

    February 1, 2014
    Don’t let anybody tell you wood is not a “green” building product. Wood circulates energy savings throughout its life. To start, wood-frame construction is easy to insulate to high standards when compared to alternative framing materials.
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  • Weatherstripping Isn't Just for Winter

    January 15, 2014
    When most people think of using weatherstrip, they think of it as a way of keeping the cold out; that it’s all part of winterizing their home. The only problem is, since they think of it as a winter related thing, they don’t usually address the issue until winter.
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  • Moulding, the Choice is Yours

    January 1, 2014
    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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  • Using a Sonic Repellent to Prevent Mice in Your Home

    December 15, 2013
    The best way to keep mice out of your home is to not let them enter in the first place. A sonic mouse repellent can help keep mice out of your house without the hassle of cleanup, dangerous poisons, bait and the expense of replacing/resetting.
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  • Maintaining your Hot Water Heater

    December 1, 2013
    Few household appliances are depended on more and thought about less than the hot water heater. For many homeowners, installing or replacing the hot water heater is the only time this essential appliance enters their minds.
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  • Maximize your Closing Opportunities and Margins with a Creative Stair

    November 15, 2013
    Recent consumer surveys show that homeowners can be emotionally motivated to buy a home with a stair that has a creative flare. The stair is typically a focal point when friends and family first enter a home.
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  • A Perfect Storm For Lumber Prices In 2013?

    November 1, 2013
    Lumber and wood products arguably are the greenest of all building products –sustainable, renewable and durable. Lumber and related wood products (plywood, OSBand engineered wood products) also make up the largest percentage of building materials used in constructing a single family home.
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  • What’s The “Greenest” Insulation Around?

    October 15, 2013
    Evidence suggests fiberglass, rock wool and slag wool insulation beat out cellulose insulation hands down. What’s more, fiberglass, rock wool and slag wool insulation qualify for use in the Weatherization Assistance Program.
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  • 7 Reasons Why Your Customer Should Buy New

    October 1, 2013
    With housing starts on the rise and building permits portending an increase in new home construction, now is the time to remind yourself (and your customer) of the reasons to buy a new home that you’ve built, over an existing home.
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  • Is it Time to Add More Attic Insulation?

    September 15, 2013
    So, you’ve got your new windows and doors. All of your weather-stripping is in place and your house is sealed against the elements. You may think you’re all set for the approaching cold weather.
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