Mask Styles Not as Important as Fit, Experts Claim

The assertion that neck gaiters and bandannas have been said to provide little help in the spread of COVID-19 was the conclusion of a recent Duke University study. However, experts on aerosols have called into question the results of the study. The original Duke University study was published in American Association for the Advancement of …

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Should you Charge for Estimates?

Charging for estimates is somewhat of a controversial subject. Many contractors don’t charge for these as they don’t want to put potential clients off. However, quotes and proposals that take up your time should be valued and charging clients will root out any potential clients who aren’t serious. Here are some tips to making sure …

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NAHB Creates Materials To Help During the Pandemic

Residential construction is a key industry in the push to economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The construction industry is critical to the economic success of local communities,” says Greg Zick from the NAHB. “Home building has positive national economic impacts and generates jobs in industries such as manufacturing and engineering. A healthy economy relies on …

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Deck Joist Span Table

When most builders are determining joist spans for decks, they refer to floor joist spans in their local US building codes. However, decks have to withstand moisture and inclement weather and may be framed with incised treated lumber which means that those joist ratios won’t be accurate.

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Should I Belong to the HBA?

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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