Upgrading Your HVAC System

I am currently working with a customer to remediate a temperature regulation problem in his home, which was build in the 1990s. The home had a standard HVAC system and standard insulation for that time. The customer works from home in a dormered office, which is above...

Out Of The Ashes Rises A New Kitchen

When a house has a fire the damage goes well beyond the flames. Smoke and water damage can be just as destructive as heat damage. My customer’s kitchen was completely destroyed by a house fire that was localized in his attached garage. Nothing could be salvaged....

How NOT to install siding.

I am currently doing a bid on a property to replace damaged siding. When I examined the current siding I saw that despite being cedar siding, it had significant rot. On closer examination the reason for this became clear. The siding was touching the roof shingles....

Out Of Ashes Comes A New Room

As you may recall I recently rebuilt a home that was totaled by a fire. The fire started in the garage, and that region of the house was most damaged. Although tragic, this event allowed the owner to rethink his home and to make changes that were more consistent with...

From Ashes To A New Garage

When a fire strikes the results can be devastating. I have been working on a long term project to restore a fire damaged home. This post will be one of many, as we look at before and after images. A fire started in this homeowner’s garage. In a matter of minutes...