10 Best Practices in Reading Online Reviews

It’s no secret that the best way to learn about a company’s standing within its community is to check out online reviews. Seeing what others in your local area have to say about a company can be the difference between a legit deal and a scam. Unfortunately, there are a lot of companies out there that like to exploit the community without offering any honest customer service. Even if you have heard about someone through word of mouth, even if your neighbor used this company at some point in time, it is still best to not finalize your [...]

Construction Podcast: Selecting a Contractor for Your Kitchen Remodel

From understanding the right questions to ask, to knowing exactly where to find a decent contractor, Bryan covers everything you need to learn about kitchen remodeling in this dynamic and informative construction podcast. Bryan Sebring joins the Kitchen Remodeling Made Easy podcast with a repertoire of helpful tips and important pieces of advice that you need to know. Finding the right contractor for your kitchen remodeling project can be tricky, especially if you’ve been burned by unreliable folks before. Knowing the who, what, where, when, why, and hows of finding the perfect professional is the key to a [...]

Schlage Keyless Deadbolt Review & Keyless Gate Lock Options

A keyless gate lock and keyless deadbolts are improved locks that allow for greater control and safety when it comes to guarding your home. They come with remote access, security features, and a wide range of additional bonuses that can make you feel more comfortable about leaving your home for extended periods of time. Like many pieces of smart technology, keyless deadbolts & gate locks come in a variety of options and styles. The following guide can familiarize you with the way smart locks work in general, and the different types of door locks you’ll be able to find [...]

35 Noteworthy Types of Door Knobs to Enhance Your Remodeling Project

When it comes to adding doors to your newly remodeled room or home, choosing the right types of door knobs is always an important decision to make. One of the most exciting parts of interior decorating is the ability to choose between a great variety of finishing touches. Thankfully, you don’t have to limit yourself to just a few decor options. There are countless types of door knobs that come in a number of shapes, styles, and colors for you to choose from. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular door knob options that you can find [...]

What is EMT Conduit and Do I Need to Use it for My Project?

Whether to use EMT conduit over GRC or other metallic tubing options is the question.  This short guide can help you understand what it is, and where you should be using it. This is a unique type of metal tubing that is often found in hardware stores along with other types of conduits. Protecting electrical wiring is a must! With different types and styles of conduits available, it’s important to understand the unique differences and uses of each.  Whether you hire a licensed electrician, or you are eager to take on your first DIY project; it’s important to understand [...]

Great Air Conditioning and Heating Systems Tips for Your Home

When it comes to the comfort level our homes have to offer, both heating and air conditioning systems play an essential role. In the simplest of terms, the heating system keeps our homes warm during the cold season, while the air conditioning is responsible for maintaining a cool atmosphere in the summer or when it is warm outside. Both heating and air conditioning systems are organized on the same principles and share common characteristics. As any specialist in climate control units will tell, these systems have three primary components. The first refers to the source of air (warmed [...]

Subcontractor vs Contractor: What Does a General Contractor Do?

Hiring a general contractor is a must for some of your larger renovation projects. If it’s your first time hiring someone, it can be an overwhelming task to find the right person to fit your budget and remodeling needs. Hiring a general contractor is ideal for certain projects, while subcontractors give you more of the time and flexibility you need. If you are unsure where to begin, take a look at the following information to help you make an informed decision about who to hire for your remodeling projects. Remember that there are advantages and disadvantages to both kinds [...]

Your Window Guide: Double vs. Triple Glazed Windows

When replacing your windows these days, you would usually be looking at having double glazed windows installed versus triple glazed windows. Double glazed windows have become the “standard” choice for homeowners.  There is no doubt that double glazing helps to increase energy efficiency and sound reduction in homes. Double glazing has been around for years and has earned its popularity, helping to keep homes warm when the outside weather is getting colder. Now it has new competition--triple glazed windows. Triple Glazed Windows Triple glazing is exactly as it sounds. If a double glazed window has [...]

Spray Foam vs Fiberglass Insulation Options Guide

Insulation Institute Many homeowners realize that insulation is a must to keeping our homes comfortable and energy-efficient. There are many questions that come to mind. How do we safely remove old insulation? Also, when insulating a home, the decision between spray foam and fiberglass can be difficult; but what is the difference between the two types? Hopefully, this blog can help clear up some of these questions. Safely Removing Old Insulation You’ll need to make sure that the insulation you are removing does not contain traces of asbestos. This is very important if your [...]

Why the Way People Hire Contractors is Wrong

What do contractors do, exactly? What are the first steps you take when you decide to hire a contractor? What specific jobs are you looking to fulfill?  Do you know how to properly assess and validate a contractor’s license? The way people hire remodeling contractors is a bit different when compared to other service industries. Construction-based contractors are being sought after in different and ever-changing ways, and those ways aren’t always good. We want to make sure that you know the correct process for hiring contractors by comparing it to the way other service industries hire and set standards [...]