Category Archives: Construction

Wind vs. Solar for Residential Homes

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Homeowners seeking a more sustainable energy source are often faced with two viable options: wind and solar. Both have their benefits and disadvantages, though much of the decision comes down to where you live. Local government regulations, wind patterns, land elevation and more all play a role in deciding whether to go in on wind or solar energy. Wind Energy ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right Paint for Your Surface

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It’s true that you can probably paint anything. But should you paint everything with the same brush? Or the same paint? Absolutely not. Update your metal door, your brick walls, your drywall and more — but do it the right way. And with the right tools. Give the surfaces in and around your home new life by choosing the right ... Read More »

Is a Timber Frame Home Right For You?

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When looking to build your own home there are several factors you must consider in order to complete your perfect home. After choosing a location and determining an overall budget for your project comes the hardest decision of them all. There is an infinite amount of styles one can select from in how they want their home build. One can ... Read More »

6 Tips For Approaching Home Upkeep Like A Pro

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For a lot of homeowners there’s something appealing about personally taking care of jobs around the house. While there are definitely times to leave it to the professionals, there’s something satisfying about using your own hands to fix up your home when you can manage it. Of course, much of your ability to take care of home repairs depends on ... Read More »

Step-by-Step Guide to Finishing Your Basement

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You’re ready to make your basement a more useable space, but you really have no idea how to get started. Should you take on the project yourself or hire some help? The answer really lies within you and your personal skill level and the time you have to complete the project, but you will likely need to hire an expert ... Read More »

How to be Safe When Renovating Your Home

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Home renovations can be a nightmare when the contractor you’ve hired suddenly realizes that uncovering a wall also uncovered decades of dust and dirt. Or pulling up the carpet revealed more than what you were expecting to see. Contractors know the hazards in major home renovations and know how to work safely.  But when you are the one doing the ... Read More »

Choosing the right garage door for your home

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Your garage door is a very important part of your home, both for aesthetic and security reasons. A good garage door will provide security for the vehicle or other items stored inside, while maintaining the pleasant looks of your home’s façade. If you have never had to order a new or replacement door before, you might find the thought of ... Read More »

Farming Drones Could Become As Vital As the Tractor

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This past holiday, there was a lot of buzzing to be heard, and it wasn’t coming from new colonies of bees. It was coming from all of the drones that were found under the Christmas tree. Clearly, those drones didn’t stay under that tree for long as drone pilots of all ages launched their unmanned aircraft system to see what ... Read More »

Renting vs. Buying Your Construction Equipment

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When you’re in the construction industry, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is whether to rent or to buy your equipment. There are pros and cons to each approach, and you may also make your choice on a case-by-case basis as you consider each piece of equipment you need. Making the right choice for your business can ... Read More »

10 Tips Before You Start that Home Improvements Project

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Construction can be messy, and sometimes there’s just no planning for the unexpected. But with a little preparation, you can make your construction project run more smoothly. Here are ten things to do before you start: Know this: There will be obstacles. Let’s just get this one clear. No matter how much planning you do, there is a pretty good ... Read More »

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