Tips for Preventing Nail Pops in Drywall
Apr 18, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Nail or screw pops occur from time to time. The average house has about 25,000 to 35,000 fasteners, so a dozen screw pops is normal, but when you’re getting hundreds, you have a serious problem and a very expensive callback. Here are some construction tips to help prevent screw and nail pops so you save time and money.

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Should I Belong to the HBA?
Apr 16, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The local chapter of the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) is an essential cog in the making of a successful home building company. There are many really great reasons for you to join your local HBA. When prospective clients are looking for reliable, competent construction companies, one of their most popular sources of information is the HBA. Each HBA has a list of construction companies that they make available to the client; you get a free referral and the client knows that you are a reputable firm.

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5 Ways to Make your Contractor Business More Successful
Apr 9, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Most of your business will come through recommendations and word of mouth, so you have to provide a good service on the job and when problems arise. Here are a few ways in which to do just that:

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Installing OSB Wood Panels over Concrete
Apr 9, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

OSB structural wood panels can be installed over concrete slab floors for both commercial and residential applications. The panels can be installed directly onto the concrete slab, oversleepers which are installed onto the concrete slab or over rigid foam insulation.

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Seal Eyebrow Roof to Improve Energy Efficiency
Apr 6, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When the areas around an eyebrow roof are not sealed and insulated, air leakage and moisture reduce the effectiveness of the building envelope. The Ol’ Sage gives you a few tips on the matter in todays blog post.

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Advanced Framing Techniques: Two-Stud Corners
Apr 4, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Wood framing is still the dominant technique employed when constructing North American homes. While this is a cost-effective method, designers and builders should keep in mind that with new energy codes there are ways to increase the amount of wall insulation, reduce the amount of lumber used, and reduce thermal bridging by introducing advanced framing techniques.

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Attic Ventilation Best Practices
Apr 2, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

If you want your housing envelope to perform at its peak, proper attic ventilation is key. This is because the regulation of the temperature, pressure and moisture in the attic to more closely resemble a conditioned space will reduce thermal loss and moisture vapor migration. Effective attic ventilation practices also ensure the durability of your roofing components and eliminate the possibility of damage by mold and mildew.

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5 Fun Upcycling Ideas for Leftover Gutters
Mar 29, 2018 | Posted in Builders, DIY, Framers

Got some guttering left over from a construction job? Don’t throw it out! Here are some great ways to reuse and recycle this valuable resource.

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Old Habits Die Hard
Mar 28, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

It’s cheaper to fix issues in the beginning of any process than at the end! So read on to make sure you know all about how panels are sized and how it accounts for expansion & contraction from moisture.

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Better Home Insulation Tips
Mar 26, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Framers

It secures a home’s energy envelope which means the homeowner saves money on energy bills and it makes for a more comfortable home. Proper installation of insulation is the key to success. It doesn’t matter what kind of insulation you choose, putting it in right will be the best way to ensure success.

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6 Proven Ways to Get Referrals Without Asking for Them
Mar 22, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Framers

For any other agency, good referrals are your best sales opportunities and are always worth getting. Here’s how.

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4 Essential Ways to Increase Productivity Part 2
Mar 21, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

In the second installation on ways to increase productivity, we look at how equipment and planning can help to streamline your processes onsite to save you time and money.

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