2016

Choosing Sprinklers For A Well Pump

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you have a well pump, then choosing sprinklers is not quite as straightforward as it otherwise would be. If you choose the wrong sprinklers, it will put unnecessary wear and tear on your pump, which can then burn it up. On the other hand, as long as you know what to look for, you should be able to choose sprinklers and design a sprinkler system that will work with your pump.

29 December 2016

Safety Tips For Removing An Interior Wall In Your Home's Kitchen

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you have decided to demolish an interior wall in your home to open up your kitchen to the rest of the house, then it is important that you take certain steps to ensure that your project is safe and does not cause permanent structural damage to your home. To this end, here are some time-tested contractor tips to help you safely remove one of your home's interior walls and open up your kitchen to your home's living room: 

6 December 2016

Automatic Garage Doors: 2 Tips To Help Prevent Disasters

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Automatic garage doors are truly a convenience and luxury in people's lives, yet they often get overlooked and taken for granted. Due to the fact that garage doors are often one of the ways into your home and contain safety features, these doors need to be paid special attention to. This is especially true if you want to ensure the security of your home and the safety of yourself and your family members.

25 October 2016

3 Signs That You Need A Land Survey For Your Property

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A land surveyor uses various tools, resources and techniques to determine the exact property lines for a piece of property. If you are a property owner, there is a good chance that you will need to have a land survey done at least once. These are a few signs that you need to have a land survey done for your property. 1. You Are Thinking About Selling If you are thinking about selling your property and have not had a land survey done lately, you may want to have it done now.

25 October 2016

A Basic Guide To Vinyl Siding

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you want to make your home more efficient, you should consider adding vinyl siding. Of course, with vinyl siding, you also get the chance to completely redefine the look of your home exterior. Vinyl is probably the most common exterior siding material because it is energy efficient and stylish at the same time. However, not all vinyl products are the same. They have varying price ranges and different levels of insulation.

6 October 2016

2 Benefits To The Design Build Approach To Construction

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If you are considering having a home built for you in the near future, you should definitely consider going with the design build approach to construction. This approach involves the client and the contractor. This article will discuss 2 benefits to the design build approach to construction and why this approach can be a great fit for you.  The Designer Is Also The Builder In some situations, the designer is going to help create a blueprint for your home, and then these plans are going to be turned over the contractor so that he can give you a bid on how much this home is going to cost to build.

16 September 2016

Boiler Installation Costs: A Guide For Questioning Homeowners

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Even though boiler systems were once the more popular form of home heating, many homes are now fitted with a different type of heat system. However, modern boiler systems are far more efficient than ever and still provide the double benefit of offering your home both heated water and heat in the winter with one unit. If you are considering having a boiler system installed in your modern home, you are bound to have questions about the process, but mainly about the costs involved.

6 August 2016

3 Ways To Improve Docks With Tropical Lumber And Hidden Fasteners

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If you are having a dock built on your waterfront property, you may be considering installing a wooden marine structure with conventional lumber materials. If you want it to have a durable and attractive look, tropical decking materials can be a good choice for the surface of your dock. If you choose to use tropical decking, hidden fasteners can be another solution that you want. This also means that you will need to choose additional bracing systems to improve the structural integrity of your dock.

6 August 2016

High Electric Bill? Use These Energy Makeover Tips

Construction & Contractors Blog

Each electrical bill might seem like it is larger than the last, but it doesn't have to be this way. Many electrical fixtures are responsible for your high utility bills, and replacing them with more energy-efficient alternatives will not only help lower your home electrical bills, but will also save you money. Change Your Bulbs One of the easiest home energy upgrades is to replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.

23 July 2016

Sound-Proofing Metal Roofing: Three Options Your Contractor May Offer You

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are considering purchasing a metal roof to replace the current roofing material you have on your home, you may have questions about noise levels and sound-proofing. The fact is, metal roofs installed on houses are typically no noisier than asphalt shingles or wooden shingles. However, if you want to be sure your metal roof is as quiet as a sleeping mouse, then you can ask your contractor about some sound-proofing options.

20 June 2016