Using A Drywall Template

Drywall sheets are heavy and awkward to move. Their unwieldily nature can be especially difficult when they need to be mounted in confined areas. I had a garage heater installed in the townhouse that I’m renovating. The heater was suspended using rods that were...

A Roof With Problems

I’m doing a roof job for a customer in Naperville who just bought a home. The current roof has two layers of shingles on the roof deck. In cases like this the old shingles have to be removed as a third layers would add too much weight to the existing structure....

Adding A Garage Heater

I added a garage heater at my townhouse project and I thought I would share some ideas with you about the pros and cons of various heater types. Gas heaters use either natural gas (which is mostly methane) or propane. These gases can burn very cleanly and in a perfect...

Adding A Limestone Chimney Cap

I am working on a home that suffered storm damage. This damage involved the the home’s roof, siding, and chimney. The chimney had its cement cap and upper portion knocked off. We replaced the cap with one made of limestone. Limestone not only looks better, but...

Installing A Shower Base

A primary part of any free-standing shower is the shower base. In many homes this structure consists of a prefabricated fiberglass pan. This is an inexpensive option, but it limits the owner to several prefabricated sizes. In addition, a fiberglass base isn’t...