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Yearly Archives: 2019

Choosing the Right Glass Package for Your Replacement Windows

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019
Categories: Windows & Doors  |  Soundproofing

Choosing the right glass package for your replacement windows and doors is a critical step to ensuring prolonged comfort and safety in your home, as well as long-term satisfaction in your investment. Here are the key factors to consider and understand when you choose new replacement windows and doors for your home.ENERGY EFFICIENCYWhen it comes to saving energy and keeping your home more...

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Tagged:windows, doors, replacement, home improvement, insulation, soundproofing, remodel, home safety, home security


HR Building - Retention – What’s in Your Toolbox?

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019
Categories: Human Resources

You’ve seen the reports of all-time record low unemployment. As an organization having a proactive retention program in place before you receive a resignation notice is a key. In today’s job market, the employee, especially those in high demand, technical, or specialized skill, control the wheel. As an employer, you have the creativity to offer an attractive cultural career path as...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, HR Building, jobs, employee retention


Why Use Joist and Beam Flashing Tape When Building or Resurfacing a Deck

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Categories: Decking & Railing

Your deck is only as good as its substructure. The fact is, new composite decking is designed to last a lifetime, with warranties of 25 years in many cases. But, research shows that the wood-framed deck substructure can begin to split, rot and decay in as little as 8-10 years.Moisture is a deck’s worst enemy. Applying a deck flashing tape shields the tops of joists, rim joists, ledger...

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Tagged:decking, home improvement, remodel, resurfacing, deck safety, deck inspection


HR Building - Are You Planning or Preparing?

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Categories: Human Resources

I recently read an article in which the author Craig Jarrow stated that, "Planning is good... knowing what you need to do is a great first step. Preparation is even better... it readies you to actually do your work."As I reflected on that statement, I realized how practical and beneficial that advice is whether it be inside or outside of your organization. Being a building material...

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Tagged:personnel, employment, benefits, HR Building


Understanding the Importance of Attic Ventilation and Roof Health

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Categories: Roofing & Siding  |  Ventilation

We all want our homes to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. For some, the idea of allowing cold winter or hot summer air into your attic just seems wrong. However, your attic provides a middle ground or buffer between the extremes of the outside temperatures and the relatively constant temperature inside your home, without adding to the floor space that you need to heat and...

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Tagged:shingles, roofing, home improvement, condensation, humidity, ventilation


HR Building - Creating a Culture of Top Performers, A Closer Look at the Performance Review Process

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Categories: Human Resources

We love to measure all sorts of things. How long it took to complete a task. How accurate or efficient was the task completed? The return on investment (ROI) for either our time or finances. The concept of recording stats and corresponding evaluation has been in existence for decades. (longest NFL pass, tallest person, gross sales of the original iPhone). The Guinness Book of World Records...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, HR Building, employee recognition


7 Important Preparations Before Finishing Your Basement

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019
Categories: Soundproofing  |  Remodeling

Adding livable square footage to your home adds value to both the home and your quality of living. One of the most popular and least expensive methods of increasing your home’s livable square footage is finishing the basement. It costs much less than building a new addition and can be completed by DIY-savvy homeowners in most cases.But don’t order your pool table and start...

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Tagged:home improvement, soundproofing, remodel, finished basement


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