Winterizing your Paint

You know paint doesn’t like extreme temperatures, so as we dip into cooler weather, here’s some items to add to your winter preparation list. Latex and acrylic paint and latex caulk will be useless once they freeze. Bring your paints and caulks into the workshop and ensure the temperature never dips below freezing. If you’ve …

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Where Contractors and Budgets Part Ways

It’s estimated that 70% of construction projects come in late and over budget which can be frustrating for investors. Construction managers can look to these four areas as the mostly likely to cause budget issues. Weather Inclement weather can have a big impact on building schedules, causing delays for both contractors and trades. Rain, snow …

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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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Contract Language Pitfalls to Avoid

When signing onto a contract as a subcontractor, you may not want to consult a lawyer every time you take on a new job. Here are some things to look out for that may cause issues down the line or make you liable for mistakes and callbacks. If your Request for Proposal (RFP) states that …

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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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3 Free Quote Templates

Providing quotes and estimates for clients is one of the most difficult construction jobs. Quote too much and you may price yourself out of the running, but quote too little and both you and your client will be unhappy.

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Is Your Business Growing Too Fast?

Despite the labor shortage, times are pretty good for construction firms. There is business aplenty and you may be wanting to take on more employees to increase the number of projects you can complete this fiscal year. Growing is good, but growing too fast can be disastrous. One of the symptoms to look out for …

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