Deck Safety

Deck Replacement or Repair? There are approximately 40 million decks in the United States and only half of those are code compliant.  Deck safety is a real problem. Every year we hear about decks that collapse under the weight of people or snow load. If you have an existing deck that is more than 3…

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Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling

Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling – The Right Way Preparing for bathroom remodeling isn’t something you’re born knowing how to do. For most people, it’s not until after they’ve renovated a bathroom or two that they really know what to expect. As a restoration contractor, I’ve seen many situations where homeowners have spent thousands of dollars…

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Building A Roof Deck

  Roof Deck Construction This article, Building a Roof Deck was inspired after a client recently asked if I would replace her badly worn out roof deck. This wooden deck was built over her screen porch and on top of a flat roof. It’s not really flat: it’s pitched ¼’ per foot but without a spirit…

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Streamlight Dualie 2AA Flashlight

Streamlight Dualie 2AA Flashlight Review For over 40 years Streamlight has been a leader in the lighting industry. Streamlight takes lighting to the next level by putting their employees through the same scenarios that we, the end users, are putting the lights through. From sending employees through Firefighter’s and Police Officer’s training to hunting, fishing and outdoors…

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How To Paint Over Polyurethane

Painting Over Polyurethane Or Varnish Finishes This article will explain how to paint over polyurethane or varnish finishes. Painting over polyurethane woodwork can be time consuming, and maddening. Improper techniques can lead to your paint finish to fail; bubble, peel or chip. Read my detailed step-by-step instructions below on how to eliminate the steps of…

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