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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Often builders will use a propane heater to dry paint, drywall mud, etc. but what happens when hardwood is installed right after with no time to allow the house to dry?
How to Fix Drywall Cracks at Corners
A lot of cracks in drywall happen at corners of openings such as window and doors. So how can we fix them?
When using a Caulking Gun, Should I Push or Pull?
Should I be pushing or pulling when using a caulking gun?
Tips for Installing Ceramic Tiling over OSB Subflooring
OSB subflooring panels provide an excellent base for many types of finished flooring including ceramic tiles if careful attention to the construction and preparation of the subfloor is paid in order to avoid costly callbacks.
How to Paint OSB
Using OSB as a finished surface? A paint job can help to create a more finished look. It doesn’t matter which side of the board you paint, but choose a smooth or rough side that suits your particular application.
Exterior and Exposure 1 Ratings Explained
There is a vital difference between Plywood and OSB panels and sheathing that are classified as ‘Exterior’ and ‘Exposure 1’. Utilizing the wrong panels or sheathing could compromise the structure which is exposed to weather. The classifications are based on material composition as well as the durability of the adhesives utilized in the manufacturing process.
What’s on Your APA Grade Stamp?
Ever wondered what the information on your OSB sheathing panel stamp means? This stamp offers vital information for construction professionals as well as guidelines for installation. Here’s a rundown of what the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamp represents. Company logo. APA is a third-party quality control association that represents US and Canadian manufacturers of …
Ladder Safety Tips to Review Before Starting Your Next Project
Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of injuries and even fatalities on jobsites and at home.
Lifesaving Tips for Cleaning your Gutter
With spring melt, it’s time to clean gutters to prevent moisture damage. While icy and windy conditions persist, there is a greater risk of injury from ladder falls. Here are some tips to keep you safe during spring cleanup.