Norbord is launching its Become a Framer outreach which is an evolution of its successful Thank a Framer campaign. Become a Framer aims to reduce construction labor shortages by creating awareness of the opportunities the trades offer. Become a Framer recruits young Americans directly by providing the resources they need to start a career in …
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.
Unventilated attics can help to mitigate energy loss through leaky ducts or ceiling fittings. The energy savings touted by unvented attics can be as high as 20%. However, if moisture is able to enter the unvented attic space, it may lead to roofing panel issues.
The 2019 Home Innovation Research Labs builder survey found that construction pros still favor fiberglass insulation over other options. In fact, fiberglass batt insulation takes just over half of the market for single family homes while blown fiberglass is gaining traction at 19%. Of the 1,600 builders participating in the study, 71% used fiberglass in …
Selling a home doesn’t entail listing it with an estate agent and sitting back and waiting for the offers to roll in. It can be a lengthy and expensive process that could be unnecessarily costly if not done right. Whether you are selling your own home or an investment property, there are a couple of …
In order to ensure a successful flooring installation, you require a sound subfloor system. Any mistakes in the subfloor are likely to telegraph through to the installed floor and result in time consuming and expensive call backs. Inspect the subflooring carefully and be sure to correct any problems before installing finished flooring.
Some installers believe that placing these systems in a garage or attic space may make the system more efficient by decreasing the difference in temperature. But it’s precisely because of these disparate temperatures that you should place your heat pump and air conditioner condenser outside.