Where Water Damage Hides

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 …

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Keep Cool without Paying More this Summer

As the thermostat rises, your desires to crank up the AC may result in higher bills. Here are some energy friendly ways to stay cool without paying more. Get a smart thermostat and set it to 78°F when you’re at home and 83°F when you’re at work or away. Close window coverings during the day. …

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Fiberglass is the Most Popular Insulation Material for Home Builders

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 …

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When Should You Replace Your HVAC Filter?

The standard time frame for changing your air conditioner filter is every 30 days, but is this general rule true for every home? Dirty filters can cause low air flow and poor indoor air quality, so changing your filters every 30 days can prevent some of these problems. The truth is that filters may not …

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Plenum Truss: Get Your Ducting into a Conditioned Space

Placing notoriously leaky HVAC ductwork into an unconditioned space will not make for an energy efficient heating or cooling system.There are a few options which locate the ductwork within the thermal enclosure of the home. Options include moving the ceiling plane to the underside of the roof with an unvented attic or placing the ductwork in a conditioned basement. A third option is the installation of plenum trusses which allow for a compact ducting system to be placed in a conditioned bulkhead.

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Track your Tools Using these Innovative Options

Construction labor shortages mean every minute counts on the jobsite. If you spend too much of your time tracking down tools, you can streamline your business and reduce lost assets by implementing a tool-tracking system. Bar-coded tracking systems These systems allow you to tag your tools with barcode stickers. This means even smaller tools can …

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Marketing to Existing Customers Yields Dividends

A recent study by Unity Marketing found that most businesses focus on acquiring new customers when they could be more profitable if they focused on their existing customers instead. The study found that a 5% improvement in customer retention could boost profitability by 25-85%. Having loyal, satisfied customers is what bolsters your bottom line. So …

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Mastering the Punch List

Getting the job done quickly and efficiently means you can complete your punch list and move on to the next job. Delays can really eat into your profit margins and leave your customers feeling frustrated and unsatisfied. Here are a couple of tips on how you can move through the punch list faster. Invest in …

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