What Contractors Should Do At The Gym

By Robert Robillard

What Should People In The Building Trades Do At The Gym By John Donaldson Chances are you lift heavy, awkward things from time-to-time, and then you climb a ladder with them.  What you have is an “on-the-job” strength benefit, which accountants could never achieve in their office.  That’s the good news, but with a cautionary…

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Fall Maintenance and Clean-up

By Rob Foster

Rake in Fall Profits with High Productivity Leaf Clean Up Fall maintenance and clean-up can be a highly profitable season depending upon how efficiently companies service multiple accounts in a tight time window. It also requires convincing customers of the importance of weekly service because leaves deprive grass of sun and oxygen. Both of which…

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Window Safety Film

By Robert Robillard

Achieving A Tempered Glass Result – Code Compliance I recently remodeled a home and hired a reputable window company to measure and supply all the windows. One item that the window rep and I both missed was that both bathroom windows should have been specified with tempered glass.  We missed it and rightfully so, got called out by…

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Roof Moss

By Robert Robillard

Keeping Moss Off Your Roof I love Moss in the woods, but NOT on a roof. Roof Moss tends to grow on north facing roofs that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing roofs. South facing roofs have the benefit of more sunlight and tend to be drier. Moss needs a moist…

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Fall Lawn Care

By Robert Robillard

Lawn Care The best natural defense against insect and weed damage is a healthy, dense lawn. Many folks pay a lot of attention to theirs lawns in the spring and summer but loose interest in the fall. The fall season an important season to pay attention to lawn care, this is when your lawn starts…

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Norway Spruce: A New Lumber Species

By Robert Robillard

Norway Spruce SPF-S Species Grouping Very, very soon you’ll start seeing a new framing wood species in the lumberyards. Norway Spruce is now making its way to lumberyards in New York state, Maine, across New England, and all the way out to Wisconsin. This is an industry first and probably last, since there are no other US…

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Cutting a Jack Miter

By Jeff Kirk

Finish Carpenter Joinery Tricks Finish carpentery is the art of adding the final touches to a home or building.  Finish carpentry skills, like cutting a Jack Miter, are needed to apply door and window casing, doors and molding details, all or which help create crisp lines, and eye catching details. The style of molding used can vary based on the…

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Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket

By Robert Robillard

Campbell Hill Jacket The average temperature in New England is 43 degrees, so you can imagine how chilly early fall mornings are. When you work outdoors like I do, early fall means dressing in layers and slowly stropping them off as the sun rises and heats up. Some days start off at 32-degrees, top off…

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