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How Sustainable Building Materials Are Changing the Construction Game

Over the past couple of decades, there’s been a major push for builders and construction companies to begin "thinking green" about their business. The concept of using environmentally friendly building materials and practices has become a priority for the building and...

4 Questions to Ask Before You Build a Deck

As a contractor, you've handled more than your fair share of home improvement projects. From remodeling bathrooms to adding bedrooms, you have the skills and the equipment to finish most jobs and do them well. So when a client hires you to complete a deck, make sure...

5 Home Elements HGTV Superfans Might Request

Many of today's homebuyers look to TV remodeling shows as a major source of inspiration. They see the transformed living spaces on hit programming like "Fixer Upper," "Property Brothers," and "Rehab Addict" and hope to emulate those designs in their new houses. If...

How to Make an Addition Look and Feel Like an Original Part of the Home

As a builder or contractor, you’ll often be called upon to help homeowners solve their living space challenges by building an addition. Whether it's an extra bedroom, a larger kitchen, or a completely new wing of the house, adding new space to a home comes with its...

The Ultimate Checklist for Spring Deck Repair

Spring is officially in full swing, which means that homeowners are getting their decks ready for a season of fun, sunshine, and probably lots of grilling. More than likely you’ll be called upon to perform various deck inspections and repairs, so use the checklist...

Replacing Sliding Glass Doors – When, Why and How

Sliding glass doors seem to have a "split personality"--when they work well, they couldn't be more convenient, but when they're getting stuck, popping off the track or otherwise acting stubborn, they can become a real nuisance. As a builder or contractor, it’s not...

How to Prevent Framing Problems Before It’s Too Late

As a builder or contractor, the last thing you would want is to receive a callback from a client regarding a problem with the construction of their home. By paying close attention to detail and utilizing quality framing methods, you can prevent common errors that...

The Benefits of Building With Roof Trusses

It’s no secret among homebuilders and contractors that roof framing has rapidly evolved over the past few decades. Traditionally, they relied heavily upon conventional rafters and ceiling joists for roof construction, but trusses have gradually become more prominent,...