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When our family quickly began outgrowing our home, my husband and I couldn't decide whether to add onto our current home or move into a larger one. One day, when we were checking the local area looking for "home for sale" signs, we saw a sign we couldn't take our eyes off -- there was a large plot of land for sale for a great price in a great location. We had never thought of building our own home before, but after a little research, we realized that it wasn't as costly as we thought, especially considering the great deal we got on the land. The entire process was a learning experience, but thankfully, the building team was very pleasant and helpful. We now love our new home, and I am excited to share our experience on our new blog. I also plan to post many planning and construction tips!

Steel Building Tips for Safe Cleaning

7 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

A pre-engineered steel building placed on your commercial property is a good choice if you need to store merchandise, vehicles, or construction equipment. These buildings have a wide variety of benefits. They can be erected in days if the building is small enough, and the construction costs an average of $12 to $18 per square foot. This cost is compared to $20 to $40 per square foot if a stud or post framed building is constructed. Read More …

Tackling An Exterior Victorian Paint Project? What You Should Know About Gingerbread Trim

10 February 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Taking on an exterior painting job on a Victorian home can be challenging. Unlike more clean-lined modern structures, most Victorians have a decorative, and somewhat frilly, gingerbread trim. The most elaborate designs use a multitude of colors and shapes that give these homes their "turn of the 20th century" personality. Below is a basic explanation of gingerbread trim and three common places you might find it. Gingerbread Trim Defined The name may come from the trim's similarity to a gingerbread cookie decorated with swirls of frosting and colorful candies. Read More …

New Technology That Is Making Windows More Efficient

14 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you feel a breeze any time you get near your windows, it is probably time to replace them. While it can take a big bite out of your budget, those dollars will be well spent if you invest them well. Here are some new technologies that can increase the energy efficiency of your windows so you can earn back the cost of the windows faster. Filling the Panes With Gas Read More …

How To Install Gutter Hangers To Repair A Sagging Gutter

13 October 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Over time, gutters have a tendency to sag, especially in areas with heavy snowfall or leaf accumulation. If your gutters are sagging, then you will need to install additional reinforcing brackets to restore their shape. Below is a list of materials and tools you will need as well as how you can perform the repair: How to repair sagging gutters - tools and materials needed Gutter hangers - Purchase five-inch long hangers that have a hook at one end and a drip-edge mounting bracket at the opposite end. Read More …

Hail Damage: How Will Your Siding Fare In A Storm?

28 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Large hailstones have the potential to cause damage to your home's exterior. Roofs, windows, siding, and landscaping all take the brunt of bad storms. Depending on what your siding is made from, you may experience little to no damage from hail, or you might have to end up replacing large sections of siding because the damage is so great. So, how will your siding fare in a hail storm? Keep on reading to find out. Read More …