Framer Profile: Luis Sanchez

The framing industry is one in which the American dream is still alive and kicking. That means you can start at the bottom with little or no experience and training and, if you work hard and show dedication, you will be rewarded. Luis first entered the framing industry a little more than 10 years ago …

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Framer Profile: Alex Duenas

Alex began framing in 1999 right out of high school. He’d been considering a number of careers as well as joining the Navy, but he hadn’t found a good fit. While he made up his mind, he got a job with a friend who had been working in the framing industry for three years. He …

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Framer Profile: Lenar Umanzar

Lenar grew up on his father’s farm in El Salvador. He didn’t have a bike or shoes and didn’t know what a TV was. School was an hour and a half away on foot and, after school, he worked on the family farm. He and three brothers shared a bed. His dream was to come …

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Framer Profile: Scott Dean

Scott has been a framer for about 24 years. He started straight out of school when he went to work for a client of his dad’s who drove a truck for a truss and lumber company. Scott learned on the job, so he started as a laborer—cleaning up on jobsites before graduating to the skill …

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How to Use a Thermal Camera with a Blower Door Test

As building codes and eco-savvy customers demand more energy efficiency from their homes, it has fallen to the construction professionals to create an effective building envelope. In this task, the blower door test plays a vital role in helping builders to find the gaps in the building envelope and seal them.

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The Importance of Attic Ventilation

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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