This blog is all about communicating effectively with your general contractor—before he or she starts work.

Maximizing The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home’s New Roof

26 May 2023
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When considering a new roof for your home, it is essential to factor in energy efficiency. A well-designed and energy-efficient roof can significantly reduce your monthly utility bills, improve your home's comfort, and even help you qualify for tax rebates or incentives.  Tip: Use Light-Colored Roofing Materials Light-colored roofing materials, such as white or light grey shingles, are more reflective than their darker counterparts. This means they absorb less heat from the sun and keep your attic cooler during the hot summer months. Read More …

Remodeling Your Basement? 4 Ways To Put The Space To Good Use

25 April 2023
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If you have an unfinished basement, it's time to put it to good use. When you remodel your basement, you can turn wasted space into usable space. One benefit of remodeling your unfinished basement is that it increases the value of your home. But, there are other reasons to remodel the basement. If you're not sure how to put your basement to work for you, read the list below. Here are four reasons to have a contractor remodel your unfinished basement. Read More …

Dealing With Flood Damage After A Storm: Steps For Cleanup And Restoration

15 March 2023
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If you're like most homeowners, you undoubtedly already know that flood damage can be a devastating consequence of severe weather events — even if you haven't experienced it yourself, you likely have seen the aftermath of serious storms on internet sources and the nightly news — and perhaps you even know someone personally who has experienced substantial damage as the result of a storm. From ruined belongings to structural damage, the effects of flooding can be long-lasting and difficult to repair. Read More …

How To Take Care Of A French Drain

13 February 2023
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A French drain is a fancy name for a simple waterproofing tool. Experts at The Spruce describe it as a "simple trench dug in the ground ... filled with a perforated pipe wrapped in water-permeable fabric, and ... covered with several layers of stone or gravel." In other words, it is a trench transporting water away from your home and out to the street or municipal wastewater system, ensuring that the water does not become stagnant in one spot but instead flows away from your property. Read More …

Roof Replacement: 4 Important Services Roofers Offer To Ensure A Successful Project

12 January 2023
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Roofing works are complex and require specialized training and experience. Whether you're replacing your roof due to age or storm damage, consulting a professional roofer's services is essential. The professionals have the skills and expertise to manage the project from start to finish, ensuring a successful outcome. They will inspect your roof, determine the type of materials needed, and provide knowledge on how to install the new roof properly. Here are four essential services a roofer can provide to ensure your project goes smoothly: Read More …

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Communicating With Your General Contractor

Nothing is more frustrating than deciding on a construction project, only to be bombarded by a long list of problems during the construction phase. Unfortunately, if you work with the wrong person, you might become pretty familiar with issues. About five years ago, I hired one of my neighbors to renovate my bathroom. Although the mere idea sounds ridiculous now, at the time it seemed like a natural solution to a real problem. Unfortunately, as soon as he got started, I knew that he didn't know what he was doing. This blog is all about communicating effectively with your general contractor—before he or she starts work.