Structural

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Roofs Are Like Hats

Roofs are Like Hats, You Say? Um-hm—they top the house, the way a hat tops a head and: come in a variety of styles endless shapes use a variety of materials adorn, or merely cover have crowns have brims float or embrace angle or curve have decorative features The list is longer, but you get [...]
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DIY Termite Control

Termite infestations are a major concern for homeowners across the world. Fortunately, however, there are multiple termite control products available to protect your home. You will need some special skills to rid your home of termites, the first being a good knowledge of buildings and how they are constructed. This is needed to identify important [...]
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Types & Benefits of Roof Trusses

Almost 80% of homes built today use roof trusses for their roofing support. Trusses are pre-fabricated, triangulated wooden structures used to support the roof.
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Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

Insulated or Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) give you all the benefits that have made concrete popular over the years. Concrete forms offer the same wind and fire resistance, but also offer an additional built in layers of foam insulation. Homes built with insulated concrete forms offer homeowners greater energy efficiency and less noise pollution from [...]
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How to Build a Concrete Foundation

Any structure, whether a house, a garage, or workshop, is only as secure as the foundation on which it rests! Building a foundation is not usually considered a do it yourself project, but it can be done with a little advice from your contractor or a friend who has experience. But, if you plan ahead [...]
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Buy Hurricane Shutters to Protect Your Home

If you live along the coastline, especially the southeastern or southern coastline, your home should have hurricane shutters installed. If you do live in a hurricane zone, you should definitely install hurricane shutters. Hurricane shutters protect your home from extreme damaging winds. These winds throw debris against your house at speeds exceeding 90 miles per [...]