Recent Blog Posts

When It Comes to Siding, Looks Are Everything

Beauty may be skin deep, but when it comes to siding, at least, looks are everything. Google search “siding curb appeal” and help yourself to the roughly 1.5 million links on that topic, many leading to real estate agents' pages eager to point this fact out. But here’s the paradox: The people who own the house are usually in the house, looking out, not outside the house looking in.

Roof Ventilation

Why ventilate a roof? “The main purpose of roof ventilation is to keep the air space above the roof insulation more or less at the same temperature as the outside air. ”  That’s Sarah Gray, an engineer with RDH Building Science, talking about best practices for venting a roof.

Why

Every business owner will tell you that it’s important to meet, and do your best to exceed, client expectations. Yet, what does that really mean or entail? There is a major difference between good and great when it comes to meeting those expectations, and it often comes with a hard case of expectations meeting reality. “Good” isn’t good enough. Great is when you offer up results that show the homeowner you got their project on a level they didn’t think you’d comprehend.

Your Remodeling Company Will Be Better When Women Are Part of the Team

Remodeling and construction typically have employed primarily men. After all, the classic image of a carpenter is a stud in work boots and a tool belt. However, that is not the way things will be in the future and not necessarily the best for a remodeling business. Why? I read an article by Claire Cain Miller about how women govern differently than men. Here are some of the points Miller made: Women are more collaborative than men. That is probably because women tend to listen better. Women interrupt people less.