Better Communication For Fewer Callbacks

No matter how well you plan and organize, construction projects are fluid and change constantly. Your ability to communicate effectively with clients will mean fewer delays while you wait for decisions, clients that are happy with work and costs and a reduction in callbacks that can be really expensive. Here are some tips to keeping …

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Painting Tips for Pros

When you do a lot of painting, small changes that make you more efficient can really save you time and money in the long run. Here are a few easy painting hacks that will level up your pro painting game. More Prep, Less Painting Everyone skimps on the prep, but your finished product will look …

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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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Color is Back for Home Décor

Gray has, for many years, been the neutral tone of choice for home owners who wish to have timeless looks that won’t date. That’s changing now as people move away from cool grays with blue overtones to warmer, natural tones and splashes of dark color. For exteriors, creamy white is providing a fresh outlook and …

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Guide to Choosing Colors for a Reno

You are a seasoned pro, so it’s easy to know which colors go with building materials and finishes, but it can be difficult for homeowners to visualize the final product once their reno is done. Your work may be impeccable, but if they don’t love the finished product, you’ll be stuck with unhappy customers. While …

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4 Mistakes for Small Contractors to Avoid

When you’re the owner or manager of a small contracting company, you have to wear all the hats! Ordering supplies, writing quotes, managing your team and ensuring your jobs come in on time and under budget. It’s a lot to handle and you can be forgiven for not putting your marketing efforts at the top …

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Corrections to OSHA Fall Protection Standards

OSHA’s Personal Fall Protection System Standards were released last year, but contained some errors. Corrections took effect in December 2019. Some of the corrections included updating the gate strength of protective equipment like D-rings, carabiners and snaphooks. These items must be proof tested to a minimum tensile load of 3,600 pounds without any damage. Side …

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