Construction Contract Terms Explained

As a construction professional, you know communication is key. Getting everything clear and written down will help you to ensure that the client’s expectations are met, you get paid on time and there are no expensive callbacks. On every build, changes are inevitable and this is often where confusion and miscommunication occur. Make sure any …

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When Should You Replace Your HVAC Filter?

The standard time frame for changing your air conditioner filter is every 30 days, but is this general rule true for every home? Dirty filters can cause low air flow and poor indoor air quality, so changing your filters every 30 days can prevent some of these problems. The truth is that filters may not …

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6 Ways to Keep your Construction Project on Budget

Construction projects have a nasty reputation of going over budget and taking twice as long as predicted. As a construction professional, you know there are really good reasons for that. Material prices and availability are volatile, and they affect your bottom line. You often discover issues once you start a new build or reno that …

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Pandemic Creates Unprecedented Demand for New Homes

The pandemic and subsequent lockdown has seen many people confined to their homes for months. This has, inevitably, changed their attitudes about their living spaces. The America at Home Study was conducted at the end of April to ascertain just how American homeowner’s ideas have changed. Developed by Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Belinda Sward and architect Nancy …

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How to Winterize Your Gutters

Fall isn’t the best time for gutters. Leaves, twigs and debris clog gutters which can cause water to flow back up under the shingles. In winter, snow melt can’t safely run off the roof and water pools only to ice overnight. As the ice expands, it pushes up under the shingles and causes leaks. Cleaning …

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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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