Saws are one of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites. The National Institute of Heath reported over 30,000 table saw injuries last year. The medical costs resulting from these injuries were estimated to cost over $2 billion. Worse still is that many of the injuries to fingers and hands meant construction workers …
As efficient building envelopes become more of a priority for builders, you may be considering investing in triple-pane windows for the R-value they offer. The technology behind window design has improved in leaps and bounds as manufacturers attempt to overcome the poor insulation value that windows traditionally offer the home builder. Unfortunately, the improved insulation comes at a high price. Do triple-pane windows offer sufficient energy-saving to justify the investment?
Learning to quote effectively is a great way to keep your customers happy and your business in the black. Calculating a base rate can help you to provide more accurate quotes and keep your profit margins healthy.
The dreaded call-back from an unhappy customer often takes up time and money that eats into your profit margins. However, successfully dealing with these issues can boost your customer service and improve word-of-mouth business. Turn your clients into raving fans with these call-back fixes.
Building materials don’t like water. Often, by the time we see water damage, it’s too late and we have structural damage. You can get ahead of mold and mildew by regularly checking these areas to ensure you don’t have a moisture problem. This is especially helpful when buying a home—these sources of moisture may stay …
The efficacy of insulation relies entirely on the quality of the installation. In order to help grade installation, RESNET created a home energy rating systems standard. Here’s how a home energy rating looks at insulation installation as a part of the HERS rating system. A Home Energy Rating System (HERS) utilizes energy modelling to see …
Programmable thermostats do have the potential to save the homeowner money, but they can also cost more. The secret to success is the way in which you use them. Whether you are installing one in your own home or in a home for your customer, it’s imperative to educate users so that they are able to effectively save energy (and money) by installing a programmable thermostat.
The appeal of wood is its natural makeup and warm texture. But that which most attracts us to hardwood flooring is also the reason for most of the call backs flooring installers have to deal with. When problems occur, inspectors must determine who the culprit is and it’s usually moisture. Understanding how moisture affects a flooring and sub-flooring installation can help you to avoid problems and expensive call backs.
According to a report by Construction Labor Market Analyzer, by next year the burgeoning U.S. construction industry will need about 6.7 million skilled workers which is 50% more than we have in 2015.
There is a vital difference between Plywood and OSB panels and sheathing that are classified as ‘Exterior’ and ‘Exposure 1’. Utilizing the wrong panels or sheathing could compromise the structure which is exposed to weather. The classifications are based on material composition as well as the durability of the adhesives utilized in the manufacturing process.