Framing Gable and Shed Dormers

Dormers are very popular in homes on the East coast. They are used to allow for more space in a steep pitched roofing system. For most dormers, you will need to frame the roof first and then raise the gables and set the ridge beam. It is also important to understand where the roof load…

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Painting HardiPlank Siding: How to Paint HardiPlank Without Voiding Your Warranty

James Hardie build­ing prod­ucts are an excel­lent brand to use for your home sid­ing pur­poses. HardiePlank®, or HardiPlank ® as they’re occa­sion­ally referred to, is durable fiberce­ment board sid­ing that is meant to last through the most extreme weather and tem­per­a­ture conditions. What many cus­tomers love most about HardiPlank sid­ing is how ver­sa­tile it is.…

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Dirty Furnace Filters Can Be Deadly

What do you assume is the result if you neglect to keep your furnace filter clean? Do you think that your furnace will be able to run forever without problems using the same dirty filter year after year? What do you think will happen when your filter becomes over saturated by dirt, pet hair, allergens…

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Pan-Asian Decor

Asian style decorating has become a hot trend in the first decade of the 21st century. Unlike past waves of Asian design however, the latest version embraces a global perspective to create an eclectic mix that is both exotic and relaxed at the same time. One of the intriguing aspects of this latest trend is…

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