Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Weatherization

    September 1, 2012
    Poor weatherproofing cannot only cause discomfort in your home, but also leads to high heat and energy costs that can easily be prevented. Weatherization is a very simple concept. During the summer it means keeping the heat out, and during the winter it means keeping the heat in.
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  • Energy Saving Tips for Summer

    August 1, 2012
    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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  • Choosing Caulks and Sealants

    August 1, 2012
    When choosing the right caulk and sealants for your next job, it’s important to take into account a product’s specific qualities: flexibility, adhesion, paintability and service life. Selecting the wrong product for the application can cost you in production time and callbacks.
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  • Vinyl Windows Save Energy

    July 1, 2012
    When it comes to offering homeowners superior energy efficiency, quality vinyl windows are still the way to go. Vinyl frame and insulated glass reduce heating and cooling loss better than wood, steel and aluminum frame windows.
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  • Making Good Use Of Bad Cuts

    June 1, 2012
    Even the most skilled carpenter can make an error, but just because an error occurs, doesn't mean the job is ruined. If you make a bad cut on an angled piece of moulding, correct the error by making a clean cut on the inside of the defect.
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  • Know Your Wood When Selecting Paint

    June 1, 2012
    How well exterior paints and stains adhere to wood is a direct result of wood properties and the various manufacturing processes. Dense wood shrinks and swells more than light wood, which stresses paint and solid-color stains and causes them to chip or peel prematurely.
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  • Wood and Paint Adhesion

    May 1, 2012
    Whether the home is new construction or purchased from a previous owner, painting its exterior is the first step toward making it your home. Likewise, if you’re looking to sell the house, an attractive exterior paint job goes a long way toward creating “curb appeal.
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  • Use System Thinking On Your Next Roofing Project.

    May 1, 2012
    There is more to roofing than just nailing down shingles. A roofing system must also adequately ventilate the attic space. Proper roof ventilation prevents shingles from curling and reduces energy bills.
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