construction--contractors

  • The Difference Between Solid And Prefabricated Hardwood Floors

    The cost of installing new hardwood floors in your home will vary greatly depending on several factors. There are many different types of hardwood flooring products and different ways to install the floor. This article will break down the different flooring options so you can figure out which fits best into your personal budget. Prefabricated Floors Perhaps the most affordable style of hardwood floors are prefabricated products. These products are made out of thin veneers of wood and usually cost about $5 per square foot. [Read More]

  • How To Install A Metal Roof

    If you are looking for a new roofing option for your commercial building, why not consider a metal roof with corrugated slats? This type of roof has a variety of benefits, from the longevity, to the ability to withstand cold, heat, and other elements. If you intend to do some of the work yourself, the following tips can help you get the roof installed. Gather Your Supplies You will need a variety of tools and supplies to install a metal roof, so it helps to first gather the supplies you need. [Read More]

  • Own A Pool? Don't Drown In Liability Worries

    Owning a pool can provide hours of sunny fun, but it can also be a risk, so you need to be prepared. Someone can easily get hurt or worse playing around a pool, and you want to limit who can get in and out. There are a few different ways you can create a safer pool, and you can make the property around your home safer for all. With the addition of a security gate, an alarm system, a security cover, and motion lighting, you can more easily monitor the activity in your pool. [Read More]

  • Vinyl Siding: Exploring The Pros And Cons

    Vinyl siding is arguably the most popular and one of the most beneficial siding options you can choose for your home. However, before installing vinyl siding on your home, it is important to take the time to carefully consider both the pros and cons that come along with this exterior siding option. By taking the time to review this information outlined below, you can be sure that you are choosing the right siding options for both your needs, and the needs of your home. [Read More]

  • How Gutter Guards And Screens Can Cause Problems

    Cleaning out your gutters can be a chore, especially if your home has two or more stories on it. While you might think the easy solution is to install gutter guards, they may cause more harm than good. Here are some of the ways gutter guards may be problematic on your home. Screen Mesh Guards This type of gutter guard works best if your only problem is large leaves. The leaves will either collect on top of your gutter guard, or eventually wash off the roof when it rains. [Read More]

  • Are Cranes And Hoists The Same Thing?

    If you aren't in the construction business you may use the words "crane" and "hoist" interchangeably. The machines are similar to each other, but they do have some key differences.  Hoists Hoists are machines that are able to lift loads straight up and down. They can't move the load from side to side at all. They tend to run cables that are known as hoist ways. Hoists are much simpler than cranes are because they only have the one direction of movement. [Read More]