Building Tips

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    Why Do I Need a Permit to Finish My Basement?

    You’ve finally saved up enough money to finish your basement. You’ve been dreaming of that extra bedroom, home office, or family room for years, and now you’re ready to make it happen. But before you start tearing down walls and laying carpet, there’s one important step you need to take: pulling a permit.

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    How To Plan a Home Addition

    A home addition can be a big expense. So you want to make sure and do it correctly. Since there are several steps involved, it’s extremely important to be prepared and ready for the upcoming project as much as possible. So taking some time to research, plan, and get organized is well worth it.

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    Difference Between New Construction and 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.

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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.

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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.