Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Contactors When Hiring Employees

    October 15, 2016
    If you’re a contractor, then like most business owners, whether large or small, you are often faced with having to hire employees. For small businesses, the need to hire employees is often a good sign, meaning that their business is growing.
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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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  • Setting up your Contracting Business

    September 15, 2016
    Setting up your own contracting business is a perfect way to enjoy the freedom of self-employment and the pride of small business ownership. In fact, there never really is a bad time to do it.
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  • Contractor Tips: Top Home Remodeling Don'ts

    September 1, 2016
    There are a lot of challenges for today’s contractors. Keeping up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques, regulations and codes alone can keep them busy. The challenge of running a business has enough pitfalls on its own.
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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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  • Use Paving Stones to Transform Your Outdoor Space

    July 15, 2016
    If you find yourself gazing out into your backyard thinking of something you can do to spruce things up, have you considered using paving stones? Installing them is not difficult, and depending on the size of your project, it can be completed in as quickly as one weekend.
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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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  • Removing Lead-based Paint

    May 1, 2016
    Lead-based paint refers to paint that contains lead as an additive. Lead is used in order to speed up drying process and increase durability. It’s also known for improving the paints moisture resistant properties, thus reducing corrosion or rot.
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