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How to Remove Paint and Other Coatings Safely
May 14, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Stripping a coating can be rewarding and it should be environmentally friendly because you are giving an old building, floor or piece of furniture a new lease on life rather than buying new materials.

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The Real Cost of Workplace Injuries
May 14, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

We get it, creating a safe jobsite takes time and money and often you just need to get the job done. Sticking to regulations about working at height or putting in the kinds of safety measures that many of your employees see as unnecessary may tempt you into taking shortcuts on your construction jobsite. Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they do, your negligence may cost you a fortune.

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Summer Renovations that Give you the Most Bang for your Buck
May 11, 2018 | Posted in Builders, DIY, Framers

Homeowners are increasingly looking to reduce the monthly costs of running their home by improving their building’s energy envelope. As the summer temperatures rise, you can maximize your home’s energy efficiency by focusing on the following areas.

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Reduce Waste on your Construction Site
May 2, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The average home is responsible for about 8,000 pounds of waste and, with increasing landfill and building material costs, a comprehensive waste management plan could save you a significant amount of money.

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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner
Apr 27, 2018 | Posted in Builders, DIY, Framers

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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Five most Time Consuming Call-Backs: Roofs
Apr 23, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Call-backs for roofing problems don’t come cheap. From mystery noises to leaks, these troublesome tasks can really eat into your already slim profit margins. Here are some regular culprits that can be avoided with just a little more attention to detail during the installation phase.

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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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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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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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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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4 Essential Ways to Increase Productivity Part 1
Mar 19, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Your processes, both in the office and on the job site, need to be dynamic. This means that you are constantly evolving to improve efficiency and productivity. Productivity accounts for the quality of your service and the resources you need to maintain the highest standards. You should be open to new approaches, constantly update equipment and technology and use reliable assessment tools to establish what works and what doesn’t.

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