Building Tips

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    New Construction vs Replacement Windows

    What is the difference between new construction and replacement windows? And which one is the right choice for your project? These are questions that we had to ask as we planned our flip house project. Part of the project included a large addition. We also needed to replace and relocate several existing windows. So we decided that the best option was to go with new construction windows for the addition and the same windows for the existing part of the house, but with no nailing fin.

    October 3rd, 2021
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    How to Increase the Roof Pitch on a House and How Much it Costs

    We knew from the start that in order to totally transform the exterior of the flip house we had to increase the roof pitch. The house had a typical split foyer look, even though it wasn’t a split foyer. This look was created by the cantilevered second story and the low roof pitch. The cantilever we could live with, but the roof pitch had to change! I’m going to give you some insight into how we increased the pitch of the roof and roughly how much it cost.

    September 25th, 2021
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    Basement Waterproofing: How to Waterproof Your Basement

    Basement waterproofing can be essential if you’re having water or moisture leak into your basement. Water and moisture seeping into your basement can cause water damage that will cost you a pretty penny to clean up and fix the damage it caused. The water damage not only causes structural and foundation problems but also creates the perfect environment for mold to grow in.

    August 29th, 2021
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    Benefits of a Concrete Driveway and How Much It Costs

    Although there are several options to choose from when trying to decide on a driveway, concrete is probably the most widely used. This makes sense due to its durability and cost. Concrete may cost a little more than asphalt but is cheaper than several other materials such as brick or pavers. The longevity of concrete saves money down the road and also offers a clean look when it comes to curb appeal.

    Updated October 21st, 2020
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    How Much Does a Finished Basement Cost?

    Many people wonder how much it cost to finish a basement. During the process of building or remodeling, some people decide on waiting to finish a basement due to not knowing how much it will cost. When we were building our house, we decided early in the process to finish most of our basement. I will say for us, it was actually more affordable to go ahead and finish the basement while we were building. It allowed us to have more finished square footage at a much more affordable price.

    Updated August 20th, 2021