Posts Tagged ‘the ol’ sage builder’

 

Should I Belong to the HBA?
Apr 16, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The local chapter of the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) is an essential cog in the making of a successful home building company. There are many really great reasons for you to join your local HBA. When prospective clients are looking for reliable, competent construction companies, one of their most popular sources of information is the HBA. Each HBA has a list of construction companies that they make available to the client; you get a free referral and the client knows that you are a reputable firm.

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Seal Eyebrow Roof to Improve Energy Efficiency
Apr 6, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When the areas around an eyebrow roof are not sealed and insulated, air leakage and moisture reduce the effectiveness of the building envelope. The Ol’ Sage gives you a few tips on the matter in todays blog post.

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How to Prevent Humidity Damage
Mar 8, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

The key to preventing damage by moisture is to understand how water vapor interacts with building materials. Building materials absorb airborne water vapor and, if the material is cold enough to be below dew point, condensation occurs. We don’t want either condensation or absorption to occur, so there are two principles to adhere to avoid water damage, mold and mildew.

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Raised-heel Trusses Save Time and Money
Feb 27, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

More and more home builders are recognizing the importance of insulation in achieving a good home energy envelope and the improved energy efficiency that home buyers are demanding. With raised-heel trusses, you not only get more space to put insulation, you also get trusses that offer greater curb appeal. Here’s how they can save you time and money.

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Drywall Cracks at Corners and How to Fix Them
Feb 12, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

A lot of cracks in drywall happen at corners of openings such as window and doors. So how can we fix them?

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No Wax on the surface of OSB
Jan 29, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Curious to know if you should use the wax side or the other side of OSB? It’s a common question which the Ol’ Sage Builder as the answer too!

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Always Read the Instructions
Jan 12, 2018 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

One of the ones we neglect most often is to follow the manufacturer’s Instructions, something the Ol’ Sage Builder recommends you do!

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Common Fiber-Cement Siding Issues and How to Avoid Them
Dec 11, 2017 | Posted in DIY, The Ol' Sage Builder

Each fiber-cement siding product has its own installation instructions. These can be found in the Evaluation Service Report document(ESR). Before preparing to install siding, search online for the ESR by typing ESR and the product’s name. Knowing what the manufacturer’s instructions are is essential for the correct installation of your fiber-cement siding.

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Home Energy Audits
Nov 29, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

While most professionals have some experience with home energy audits, there are many contractors who take short cuts. Knowing what to expect from a home energy audit and the right questions to ask will ensure that you get the most accurate results.

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How to Fix Window Condensation
Nov 14, 2017 | Posted in DIY, The Ol' Sage Builder

As the weather cools, you may notice that your windows ‘sweat’ whenever the temperature drops below 40 degrees F. Water condenses on the window and runs down to wet the frames and sills.

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Housewrap Installation Tips from our Ol’ Sage Builder
Oct 24, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Housewrap should be an integral part of your home’s envelope—repelling water from outside and allowing water vapor from inside to escape. This only works if it’s properly installed and when it isn’t, it can cause serious damage to the home. Here are some tips on how to best install housewrap to ensure it does its job.

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Proper Panel Spacing Can Save Time and Money
Sep 27, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When structural panels are not spaced properly and moisture conditions change some problems can arise. Best to follow the advice of the Ol’ Sage Builder and space those panels correctly!

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