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Radiant Barriers: Myths Busted and Facts Explained
Apr 19, 2017 | Posted in Builders, DIY, Framers

Radiant barriers are utilized to reduce summer heat gain in attics and help to improve the efficiency of green building envelopes. A radiant barrier can lower heat transfer from attics to the building below, keep the attic space cooler and lower cooling costs by up to 17% in warmer climates. We take a look at how radiant barriers work, the different types of radiant barriers and some of the misconceptions surrounding them.

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What’s your Building Science Climate Zone?
Apr 17, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Knowing your climate zone and building accordingly is one of the basic tenants of building science. Moisture, extreme temperatures and inclement weather require completely different building techniques to ensure longevity and efficiency. When you know your building climate zone you can select techniques and materials that are safe, cost effective, and efficient to install and provide an energy efficient building envelope.

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Maintaining Professionalism When you Don’t Know the Answer
Apr 10, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Discovering gaps in your knowledge is great as it helps you to improve and research areas that will make you a better builder and a better construction manager.

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The Importance of Attic Ventilation
Apr 6, 2017 | Posted in Articles, Builders, DIY, Framers

Ventilating your attic is key to reducing moisture and avoiding mold. Attic ventilation is a critical factor to ensure that moisture and hot summer air issues are addressed correctly. This will help to preserve the structural integrity of your roof system, reduce energy costs in the warm summer months, improve the effectiveness of your insulation in the winter months and prevent the formation of ice dams.

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Should you Use Propane Heaters to Dry Buildings?
Mar 29, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Often builders will use a propane heater to dry paint, drywall mud, etc. but what happens when hardwood is installed right after with no time to allow the house to dry?

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Raised-Heel Trusses Save You Money and Time
Mar 27, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

One way to work smarter is to build using raised-heel trusses. From the APA: “Also known as energy-heel trusses, raised-heel trusses deliver cost-effective energy performance especially when combined with continuous plywood or OSB sheathing.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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