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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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Top 10 Things to Reduce Global Warming

By Robert Robillard

Use Less Fossil Fuel Burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil and gasoline raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; carbon dioxide is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Top 10 Things to Reduce Global Warming: Here are 10 simple actions you can take to help reduce…

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Architectural Salvage

By Robert Robillard

Building Material Salvage The cost to have some of the pieces you’ll find custom made today is untouchable to most.  Local salvage warehouses have architectural salvage pieces that can make any addition or renovation a unique, one-of-a-kind appearance. From the quality of the materials (old growth lumber used in furniture & mantels) to the authentic…

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How To Protect Trees During Construction

By Robert Robillard

Pre-Construction Tree Protection Plan: Many homes in Concord have irreplaceable ornamental trees, or trees that are a hundred plus years old and are impossible to replace. Protect Trees: Take the time and effort to learn how to protect trees during construction and work this plan into your remodeling plan. By developing  and implementing a pre-construction…

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Why Insulate Your House

By Robert Robillard

Adding Insulation: Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes.  [See Addressing Home Energy Loss] Why Insulate Your House: Insulation saves money and our nation’s limited energy resources and makes your house…

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Deck Building Basics

By Robert Robillard

Components Of A Well Built Deck Many decks are constructed with too few fasteners, weak deck to house connections or are improperly flashed and subsequently prematurely rot. Around the country, hundreds of people are injured by failing decks and in almost every case the decks collapse because inadequate fastening allows them to pull away from…

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Home Energy Audit

By Robert Robillard

  Energy Audit Shows Problem Areas: A home energy audit is used to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An audit will show you problem areas in your home. These areas, if corrected, can save you hundred of dollars…

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Milwaukee Cordless M18 FUEL Sawzall 2720-22

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Cordless M18 FUEL Brush-less Reciprocating  Saw  The folks at Milwaukee Tool recently introduced their new Milwaukee Cordless M18 FUEL Sawzall 2720-22 that actually has the power to compete with a corded reciprocating saw.   I know this because I used it with an XC4.0 Ah battery and tested it against a corded reciprocating saw…

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Green Building

By Robert Robillard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Practice Of Green Building: Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s life cycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Focus…

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