Underlayment Installation Tips
Jun 19, 2017 | Posted in Builders, DIY

If you are laying sheet vinyl or vinyl tiles over your subfloor, a layer of subfloor underlayment will need to be installed. It’s imperative that your underlayment is installed correctly and remains pristine; any dents, bumps, nails or edges will show through the flooring. There are some tricks you can employ to ensure that your underlayment layer is properly installed.

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Building for Hurricane Season
Jun 13, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Now building to protect against loss of life and property damage is easier than you think.

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APA Wall-Bracing Calculator Now Available
Jun 7, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The APA has launched a wall-bracing calculator that will save you time and money on expensive callbacks.

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Measuring Moisture in OSB Sub-floor Panels
Jun 7, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Knowing the moisture content of your OSB sub-floor panel is an important indicator on whether to proceed with other stages of the build, especially if hardwood flooring is the next step. You need to know that using a moisture meter doesn’t give very accurate measurements with OSB or other glued products.

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Top 4 Air Sealing Hotspots for Effective Building Envelopes
Jun 2, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Your time is money, so knowing where to focus your air-sealing efforts will help you to achieve the desired results in a blower door test.

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Dealing with Negative Online Reviews of your Construction Company
May 29, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

We all know how invaluable a recommendation from a trusted friend is in finding new work for constructions companies. In fact, many companies rely on word-of-mouth to get ongoing business. By the same token, a bad review or unhappy customer can really do a lot of damage, especially now that social media allows both positive and negative reviews to reach a much wider audience and pop up every time someone searches your company name.

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Unclogging Spray Nozzles
May 26, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Clogged spray nozzles shouldn’t mean you throw out the can; this creates waste and costs more. There are a number of quick fix solutions you can try to get your nozzles back in action in no time at all.

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Fiberglass Batt Installation Tips
May 18, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY

Fiberglass batts, when installed properly, can provide exceptional value. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your insulation:

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Ladder Safety Tips from OSHA
May 15, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have set out a detailed guide to ladder safety to prevent jobsite injuries. You can get the whole guide here, but we have set out some of the most salient points to remember, especially as winter ice and snow makes jobsites even more treacherous.

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Tips for Creating Building Contracts with Clients
May 9, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

As any experienced contractor will tell you, a good build starts with a good contract. Even the nicest customers can turn if there is a dispute and money is involved. Contracts outline what is expected of each party, what their responsibilities are and where the liabilities rest.

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Minimize moisture content on your wall sheathing?
May 3, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Did your wall sheathing get wet? Well, best listen to the Ol’ Sage Builder regarding the maximum moisture content before closing up your walls.

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Nail Gun Safety Tips
May 1, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

According to OSHA, nail guns are responsible for 37,000 trips to the emergency room each year. Here are the six most important safety tips to follow to avoid nail-gun injuries.

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