Repairing A Damaged Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors are popular because they add both style and warmth. However, sometimes a section can get damaged to the point that it can’t be easily repaired. Additionally, floors are added after other structures in a room have been established leading to gaps....

There She Blows!

Insulating the attic can be an effective way to reduce energy costs. There are several ways to accomplish this, and the customer has to determine what is best for them based on costs vs. benefits. In prior posts I discussed foam insulation which has an excellent R...

A Foamy Situation

Most kitchens have at least one outside wall which needs to be insulated. In many kitchen the standard has always been to use fiberglass batts, which give a R15 insulation value (the higher the R the better). Naturally, this is an imperfect solution, but it is cheap...

Making Stringer Covers

It is often the finishing touches that define the character of a room. A customer was remodeling their basement and they wanted a better look for the builder’s basement stairs. I suggested adding stringer covers. The stringers are a structural member installed...

Furnace Filter Chaos

I recently purchased a furnace filter off of Amazon. Its dimensions were correct in the description but when I tried to install it I was immediately aware that it was the wrong size. On closer inspection I discovered that it was one-quarter inch smaller in all...