Framers

 

Ladder Safety Tips from OSHA
Mar 24, 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.

Click to read more »
 

With Blower-Door Tests,Timing is Everything
Mar 20, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

If you have been administering your blower door test at the end of your build, then you may be missing out on an essential opportunity to make your building envelope even tighter. Doing two blower-door tests; one mid-way through your build and one at the end, will give you a unique opportunity to fix cracks and holes before they get covered over by insulation and sheetrock.

Click to read more »
 

Heavily Loaded Drywall Carts Damage Wood Panels and Floor Systems
Mar 14, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Drywall Carts are used to ferry materials around construction job sites. When these carts are overloaded and traverse wood sub-flooring panels, they can cause damage, especially when these panels are wet from exposure to the elements.

Click to read more »
 

Dealing with Negative Online Reviews
Mar 6, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

As a construction company owner or manager, you understand the necessity of promoting your business online. Your website and social media platforms are invaluable in driving business and amplifying the good ‘word of mouth’ business you rely on. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time and sooner or later you will get a bad review. Sometimes these may even come from competitors. If bad reviews are hurting your business, here’s how to restore your online reputation.

Click to read more »
 

Tips to Make your Move Easier
Feb 21, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

While it’s never going to be fun, there are ways you can make your move easier for you and your family. Here are some tips and tricks from moving pros to make your relocation as seamless as possible.

Click to read more »
 

Installation Tips for Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Feb 16, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Perhaps one of the most pervasive roofing options in North America, the asphalt shingle roof is a durable and cost-effective roofing option. In order to get the most curb appeal from your installation, here are some tips on installing asphalt shingles for optimum results.

Click to read more »
 

Circular Saw Safety Tips
Feb 13, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

No matter your style of circular saw, the fact that they are used so close to the hands and body mean they pose a very real threat to you and your crew’s safety. Here are a few tips from OSHA to help you keep your construction site safe.

Click to read more »
 

The APA: A Valuable Resource for Industry Professionals Part 2
Jan 27, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The APA has helped to promote ingenuity in the building industry for over 70 years. It has become the gold standard in engineered wood products and industry professionals the world over turn to the APA as their trusted partner in building excellence. We get an exclusive look into how this incredible organization works with its partners to find building solutions for the changing market needs.

Click to read more »
 

The APA: A Valuable Resource for Industry Professionals Part 1
Jan 24, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The APA has helped to promote ingenuity in the building industry for over 70 years. It has become the gold standard in engineered wood products and industry professionals the world over turn to the APA as their trusted partner in building excellence. We get an exclusive look into how this incredible organization works with its partners to find building solutions for the changing market needs.

Click to read more »
 

The Real Cost of Workplace Injuries
Jan 20, 2017 | 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.

Click to read more »
 

Furnace Maintenance Tips
Jan 18, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

As the seasons change, it’s time to give your heating system a once-over to avoid any mid-winter freezes from dysfunctional furnaces. Regular maintenance of your ducting and furnace can reduce energy costs, and improve the efficiency and longevity of your furnace.

Click to read more »
 

Sealing Air Leaks in your Building Envelope
Jan 13, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

As homeowners strive to reduce their monthly costs, construction professionals are finding innovative ways of reducing air leakage.

Click to read more »