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Why you Should Use Expansion Joints in Flooring and Sub-flooring
Aug 16, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY

Using expansion joints allows your flooring and sub-flooring to expand without affecting the look and feel of your floors.

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The Pros and Cons of Unventilated Attics
Aug 14, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Unventilated attics can help to mitigate energy loss through leaky ducts or ceiling fittings. The energy savings touted by unvented attics can be as high as 20%. However, if moisture is able to enter the unvented attic space, it may lead to roofing panel issues.

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Controlling Against Moisture Damage for Wall Sheathing
Aug 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Moisture can cause many structural problems and create a very unhealthy home for your family when mold and mildew begin to form. Building a home that deals effectively with moisture requires due diligence from design to installation and on to maintenance. The home must be built in such a way as to prevent leaks which are the biggest cause of damage and it must also eliminate condensation which occurs naturally in every home.

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Minimizing Buckling for Asphalt Shingles
Aug 3, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

As much as 95% of US roofing starts with wood panel sheathing. This is because it’s easy to work with and provides a sturdy substrate for roofing materials. However, if the wood sheathing panels are not installed correctly, bucking may occur and this will telegraph through to the shingles causing a ‘wavy’ look. This can result in very expensive call backs for the construction company, so ensure that you follow these guidelines and the manufacturer’s instructions as well as your design professional’s outlines in order to avoid problems.

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Can I Compress Insulation?
Jul 17, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Compressing fiberglass provides more R-value per inch, but reduces the overall R-value.

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Protect your Surfaces During Construction
Jul 12, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

From bathtubs to hardwood floors to countertops, failing to properly protect surfaces will result in more costly callbacks that eat into those profit margins you’ve been working so hard to protect.

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Understanding R-value and U-value
Jul 5, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Knowing what R-value and U-values mean is key to following energy issues and to selecting products that best suit the climate zone you are building in. R-value is essentially a product’s resistance to heat flow. Adversely, U-value measures the rate of heat transfer. This means that products with a lower U-value will be more energy efficient. It is tempting to think that these two values are direct opposites of each other, but there are some important differences to note.

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Blower Door Testing 101
Jun 27, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Building enveloped that perform poorly reduce energy efficiency, increase ROI times, and increase carbon footprints and utility bills for building owners. A blower door test can help to establish the airtightness of small to medium buildings, measure the flow of air between different areas in a building and test the airtightness of ductwork.

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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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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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