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Building Beyond Code: Taking Pride in the Job

Although building codes may seem like unnecessary bureaucratic rules at times, it’s important to remember the codes have a reason as they prevent structural failures.

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Built In Living Room Projects

Although kitchens and bathrooms are often the focus of renovations, the living room is where your family spends most of their time and the area your guests use when you entertain company. Although you may not think about remodeling the living room, there are ways to upgrade it and make the space more inviting. New paint and trim carpentry can change the feel of the room to a style which suits you, or to make a bigger change custom building projects can add focal points and help define the use of the space.

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Replacement Countertop Styles

When a house is built, it is often provided with functional yet basic and generic countertop. The reason is so the house will appeal to more potential buyers than custom countertops may attract, but now that you’ve bought the house there’s no reason not to upgrade to countertops you like better.  Today’s builders have access to a multitude of styles according to your tastes so the kitchen can become a place where you love to spend time cooking for yourself, friends, and family.

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Where to Start? Remodeling Projects

When buying a house, most people determine an area they want to live, look at a few houses and buy the one they fall in love with. In some cases they find a great deal and make the purchase knowing they’ll have ongoing projects to bring the house up to their standards, while other times the home seems perfect as is but after a few years the owners realize certain improvements which would make the house more conducive to their lifestyles. Other situations involve investment properties in which remodeling can increase the home’s value and the return on investment.

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Improve Your Home's Exterior

Whether you live in an older home which needs exterior repairs, found a great deal on a home but don’t especially like the exterior, or if you’ve decided over time you like another style better, you may at some point want to improve your home’s exterior. You may consider rebuilding the entire exterior at once or simply replace a bit at a time. There are a few things to consider as to your options and what is available in today’s market.

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Are Your Gutters Working Against You?

Your gutters are a part of a much bigger system that works to ensure your roof remains intact. As a result of that, it’s imperative that your gutters aren’t working against you in the process. At The Construction Group, we’ve noticed a few scenarios in which homeowners’ gutters are working against them, and we want to make sure you don’t have these problems.

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Understanding Your Options for Insulation

When it comes to insulation in your home, there are a lot of factors you should consider. With the goal of protecting your home from the inside out, you want to make sure that you have the best insulation possible. The following are things you should consider if you are contemplating re-insulating your home or choosing the initial insulation for a new home.

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Metal Roofing May Be Your Best Option for Roofing

When it comes to your roofing, you want the best material that will last a long time. Additionally, if you are like most homeowners, saving a little money on your energy costs is a great benefit as well. Over the years, our team at The Construction Group has found that metal roofs may be your best option when you are looking for roofing material to meet your needs.

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Finish Carpentry Projects Add Value to Your Home

Rough carpentry adds value to your home with the extra space of an addition, deck or garage, while finish carpentry adds value by making the existing space more functional or cosmetically appealing. The sky is the limit when it comes to finish carpentry, as anything you can imagine can be done. With that said, there are typical projects with proven results that add value, beauty and function to your home.

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The Advantages of Pull-Back Insulation

Many homes either have a distinct deficit of insulation running along the rim joist of their roofline, while others just have whatever insulation is being used in this space jammed in to the very end. Neither application is optimal for ensuring that your roof ‘breathes’ properly, or instrumental in preventing rot, loss of insulation value, or other problems that may result over time.

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