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The Advantages of Building an Addition onto Your Home

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Categories: Remodeling

In the journey of homeownership, there comes a time when you might outgrow your current living space. The question then arises: should you move to a new home or expand your current one? While both options have their merits, this blog will focus on the advantages of building an addition onto your existing home.1. Cost-Effective
Building an addition can be more cost-effective than buying a...

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Tagged:home improvement, remodel, addition

Why Learning a Skilled Trade is a Smart Choice for Youth in America

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Categories: Construction Industry

The demand for skilled trades workers in America is high, and it is only expected to increase in the coming years. According to the Home Builders Institute, there were between 300,000 and 400,000 unfilled jobs in the construction industry alone in the spring of 2022. This is due in part to the high number of baby boomers retiring from the trades, leaving a gap in the workforce that needs to be...

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Tagged:tradesmen, jobs

Preventing Condensation on Your Windows

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2022
Categories: Windows & Doors  |  Ventilation

Have you wondered why there is condensation forming on your window or patio door glass? That's one of the most common questions customers ask after having new windows installed... and most common misconception as to why.  There's nothing wrong with the windows or doors. They're doing exactly what they are supposed to do. When the home is sealed up tight to prevent energy loss from heating...

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Tagged:windows, doors, energy efficiency, condensation, humidity, ventilation

What Else Was Happening in 1939?

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Categories: History

Amandus D. Moyer began his heavy hauling business in 1930s which evolved into the founding of A.D. Moyer Lumber in 1939. The world was a much different place then with many obstacles to overcome. At the tail end of WWI and the Great Depression, men were struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their family's heads. From that rose great hope, greater determination, and a...

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Tagged:lumber, history, nostalgia

5 Reasons Why Replacing Your Old Entry Door Makes Perfect Sense

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021
Categories: Windows & Doors

As our friends at Therma-Tru® door say, “Home begins at the door”. And the folks at Therma-Tru are a good source of reference, having been named the “Brand Used Most” in the entry doors category, marking more than 20 consecutive years receiving this distinction. In the 2021 Builder Brand Use Study conducted by Zonda (formerly known as Hanley Wood), Therma-Tru...

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Tagged:doors, curb appeal, energy efficiency

Avoid Basement Flooding – Keep Underground Downspout Drain Pipes Clear

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Categories: Home Maintenance

Diverting rainwater away from your home’s foundation is important for multiple reasons. It significantly reduces the chances of foundation erosion, basement flooding and soil and grass deterioration. It is extremely important to not let your downspouts dump hundreds of gallons of water at their base next to your foundation. Attach drainpipes to the downspouts on your home and move...

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Tagged:gutters and downspouts, maintenance

Aging In Place Home Improvements

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Categories: Windows & Doors  |  Decking & Railing  |  Remodeling  |  Retirement

According to the AARP, approximately 90 percent of seniors plan on living in their own home for at least five to 10 years after turning 65. In kind, the number of remodeling companies providing aging-in-place upgrades has increased. Eighty percent of remodeling companies are making aging-in-place home improvements, up from 68 percent in 2013, according to the National Association of Home...

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Tagged:doors, decking, home improvement, remodel, technology, home safety, home security, kitchens, bathrooms, retirement

Why Trex is the Leading Eco-Friendly Composite Decking Choice

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Categories: Decking & Railing

By now most people know the obvious advantages of resurfacing their old wooden decks with new composite decking, and certainly of using composite decking and railing on all new decks. Designed with lasting beauty, incredible durability and easy maintenance, there’s no compromising with high-performance composite decking. But what we may overlook are the multiple ways that composite...

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Tagged:decking, outdoor living, eco-friendly, environment, recycling

Today's Limitless Creative Design Options in Decks

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Categories: Decking & Railing

We suppose you could still build a run-of-the-mill, garden-variety deck… but why would you? With the myriad of advanced composite decking and railing options available, the sky is the limit when it comes to creative designs including multiple levels, curved seating areas, custom pergolas, integrated lighting, built-in storage, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and so much more!Get inspired,...

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Tagged:decking, outdoor living, home improvement, deck lighting, outdoor lighting

HR Building - Why Emotional Intelligence (EI) Matters

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Categories: Human Resources

Happy. Angry. Joy. Trust. Fear. Surprise. Jealous. Anxiety. Love. Sad. As human beings, we were created with emotions. Being able to recognize and positively demonstrate control of your emotions in five core areas is what is deemed “emotional intelligence” and can give you a competitive advantage at work, home, or any instance where your emotions are involved. Understanding what...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, HR Building, emotional intelligence

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