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Seven Residential Roof Shapes Explained

Nothing tops off a house like a solid roof design. At The Construction Group, we enjoy working on all roof-types regardless of how simple or complex they may be. Modern homes offer an assortment of options for homeowners. Therefore, before you decide what type of roof you want and what type of roofing material you want on top of it, we suggest that you read our short guide on roofing designs.

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Masonry: New and Old

Masonry is an art unto itself, the foundation of every building and the integral structural integrity of a home is based on masonry. Houses made of brick or stone have an inherent reliance on masonry, but houses made of wood with siding have a masonry underlayment system and chimney. Modular housing seems to be a new paradigm, but each home needs customization once installed. Antique homes often need work conducted for the new homeowners. Regardless of what style of home you've chosen, masonry repair and maintenance is an important means of maintaining your house over the years to come.

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When Should You Service Your Chimney

Your chimney is probably not something you think about often, and especially not during the summer when your fireplace and heater aren't in use. However, the chimney does need to be cleaned and inspected regularly and on occasion repairs come up. Summer is a good time to conduct such a routine because you aren't using it and if it needs work, you can schedule it as is convenient rather than having to go without heat or change plans to accommodate a work crew to make the repairs.

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Fighting the Cold with a Fireplace

When the weather turns cold in the winter, nothing is so nice a a warm fireplace to set the mood for a romantic evening or cozy comfort when coming in from the cold in the afternoon. Gas log fireplaces offer the convenience of turning the flame on or off with ease, but a wood burning fireplace offers the traditional charm and smell of a traditional home heating source. Whichever you choose, it will serve as a supplemental heat source to lower your power bill. You should also be aware there is more architecture behind the scenes than the fire you enjoy so much.

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Contractors and the Services they Provide: Good, Better, and Best

As a homeowner you've probably worked with a contractor on occasion but it's likely not someone you work with regularly. When a job comes up and you need a contractor for either repairs or upgrades and renovations, there are a few aspects of the business you should be aware of before hiring. You know to get three price quotes, but price isn't the end-all, be-all consideration toward who you hire. Of course you want the best price, but just as important is for the job to be conducted professionally and efficiently, and done right.

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The Hidden Dangers of Failing to Maintain Your Chimney

During the winter months, your fireplace and chimney work together to warm your home in a cost-effective manner. With most households only using their fireplace a few months out of the year, it’s easy to forget or to assume that your fireplace and chimney doesn’t have to be maintained from year to year. If you fail to maintain your chimney, you could be placing you and your family in a lot of danger. Without proper maintenance, any of the following scenarios can happen:

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