Tag Archives: Home Building

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Benefits of Attic Fans & Ventilation

Installing an attic fan in the attic of your home is a highly energy efficient way to help heat and cool your home.
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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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Metal Roofing Gains Popularity On Home Roofs

The Metal roof is becoming more and more popular for a variety of reasons! When properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as the house.
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Planning a Home Remodeling Project

Every house has something that could be improved or just isn’t the way you as a homeowner would like it to look. And with warmer weather and tax refund checks on the way, spring is a great time to plan for home remodeling. Whether it’s something as small as installing closet organizers or something as [...]
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Gutter Guards & Covers

Keep your rain gutters from clogging by installing gutter guards and covers. The cost of installing gutter guards is offset by less frequent gutter cleaning!
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Cellulose Insulation Facts & Do-it-Yourself Guide

Homeowners have more choices than ever when deciding on the insulation for their homes. Plastic foams, rock wool, cellulose and even cotton insulation are readily available. Insulation materials come in many forms. They are sprayed, stapled, blown, nailed or simply laid in place. The choices can be difficult to sort through, but cellulose insulation is [...]
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Building at the Ledge – Part 10 (Home Inspection & Tour)

Well, we passed our final inspection on Friday, October 6th! This means that the El Dorado County Building Department is finished with us, and that I should be expecting a tax re-assessment soon. It does not, however, mean that T.B. is finished. He is still completing the exterior trim, and has a few odds and [...]
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Building at the Ledge – Part 9 (Window Installation)

It’s been three months since my last update to this site. My sincere apologies to anyone who has been faithfully checking the site for current information! Why so long? Well, I’ve been kept pretty busy, between the house, the business, and the challenges of life in a tiny trailer. A lot has been done in [...]
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Building at the Ledge – Part 8 (Roof Installation)

The house now has a roof! Or at least part of a roof, anyway. It’s changing the feel of the project dramatically. T.B. and Don spent most of last week finishing infrastructure, installing hip rafters, and straightening walls, and then put up the first roof panel last Friday, August 20. The roof panels are supported [...]
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Building at the Ledge – Part 7 (Salvaging Building Materials)

Saturday the 14th my friend Ray and I went to the Bay Area to see what we could salvage from some homes that are being demolished. You can get some idea of how it works from the Whole House Building Supply web page. The sales that weekend were an "estate" home in Atherton and a [...]