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Remodeling Your Historic Home? What Are Your Best Insulation Options?

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Whether you’ve recently purchased a historic home with the intent of immediately embarking on a “to the studs” renovation or have been slowly making improvements to your older home over time, you may be wondering what to do when it comes to insulation. Although most historic homes will require updates to windows, doors, and other points of heat loss to improve efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs, installing new windows and energy-efficient doors won’t do much to help if the walls and ceilings surrounding these upgrades are poorly insulated. Read More»

Are You Acting As Your Own General Contractor | 5 Things Every New Home Construction Site Needs

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At first glance, acting as your own general contractor when building a new house seems fairly straight-forward. You basically have to manage everyone’s schedule and make sure things move smoothly, much like project management in business. Well, yes and no. There is a certain order of things that every good contractor should know, like window cleaning is last on the schedule, but there are also unknown quirks to the schedule, like the wood floor people need to be alone in the house for several days. Read More»

Steps To Renting A Residential Dumpster

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If you need a dumpster for your home project, there are only a few steps that you will need to follow to get the dumpster put in place. Here is a guide to renting a residential dumpster.  Step 1: Get Permission Before you contact any dumpster rental companies, make sure that you can get permission for your roll off dumpsters. The first person to ask is your management company or homeowner’s association. Read More»

Three Preparation Tasks To Complete Before A Home Heating Oil Delivery

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If you have recently moved to a home with an oil boiler system, then you will need to have heating oil delivered to your home on a regular basis. Many heating oil companies will set up regular billing with you or they will offer a cash on delivery service. To receive your delivery, you will need to call the heating oil business in advance. When you do this, you should also do a few things to make sure your tank is ready for the delivery. Read More»

Four Reasons To Outsource Shredding Services

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Though shredding can be completed in-house, there are some compelling reasons to outsource the service instead. An outsourced shredding service can operate in a few ways: they can pick up already boxed goods, perform shredding on-site, or install shredder “boxes” which are shredded once full. Here are some of the advantages to using these services.  1. Shredding Services Are Affordable Shredding services are often more affordable than the cost of purchasing and maintaining a shredding machine. Read More»

Roofing Should Last A Lifetime: Metal Versus Architectural Shingles—Which Type Will You Choose?

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If you are in the market for a new roof, you may be pleasantly surprised by the number of choices you have. But if you are looking for traditional types of roofing materials, you may be able to quickly weed out tile, slate, or rubber roofing. Even if you narrow your choices down to asphalt shingles and metal roofing, how do you choose the right one for your home? With the upgrades in technology that have taken place with both styles, this can be a difficult choice. Read More»

4 Roof Repair Safety Tips

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Roof repairs are not out of reach for DIY-oriented homeowners. However, working on a roof can be one of the more risky home repair projects to take on. Here are four tips that can help keep you safe when you are patching a roof leak or replacing worn-out shingles. Use the Right Ladder It is important to start thinking about safety before you take the first step onto your roof. You will likely be going up and down a ladder several times over the course of a roof repair project. Read More»

3 Reasons To Invest In A Stud Welder

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There are many projects on a construction site that require access to a welding gun. If you are looking for a simple way to streamline your construction company’s welding tasks, then investing in a stud welder could be the answer. Here are three reasons why making the switch to a stud welder could be beneficial for your company in the long run. 1. A stud welder can be operated by a single worker. Read More»

Light It Up: Bringing Natural Light Into A Pre-Engineered Metal Building

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Increasing the natural light in a pre-engineered metal building creates an upbeat attitude, and it allows you to save money on electrical lighting. Depending on your budget, your style preferences and your final objectives for your building, there are a range of lighting options you can explore. Here are some decisions you may need to make along the way: 1. Roll up, sliding or other doors? If you are using your pre-engineered metal building as a workshop, a livestock barn or anywhere else that you need a lot of natural light, you should consider installing large doors. Read More»

4 Insulation Solutions Ideal For A Home Entertainment Room

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The two most important elements of a home entertainment room are comfort and sound. A huge factor in achieving these elements is proper insulation. This should be one of the first priorities when designing your home entertainment room. By working with insulation contractors, you can plan out the different functions of the room to achieve optimal comfort and sound. There are four specific elements that you should focus on when working with insulation. Read More»