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Insulate Ceiling or the Roof? What Works Better?

Properly insulating a home is a critical step in keeping the roof from accruing damage and saving energy costs. You may be faced with the choice of insulating either the ceiling or the roof. How do you know which is best for your home? Should …

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How to Add a Window to a Basement (9 Steps)

Looking to create a basement playroom for the kids? Need an additional bedroom? Or, maybe you are looking to add value to your house by making the basement more attractive. Basement renovation possibilities are endless. How do you add a window to a basement? The …

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What’s the Difference Between Drywall and Sheetrock?

If you spend any time around home construction, you’ll hear the terms “drywall” and “Sheetrock” thrown around. Often, the terms are used interchangeably since both are used for the paneling on interior walls. So, are they the same thing? Do Sheetrock and drywall both refer …

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Should Cavity Walls be Insulated? Pros and Cons

Exterior wall cavities offer a unique space to add quality insulation to increase the efficiency of your home and reduce your monthly heating and air conditioning bills. The pros and cons of insulating a cavity wall are numerous. They include all of the positives that …

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How to Choose Anchor Bolts: The Complete Buyer’s Guide

When you connect something to concrete, it should hold a lifetime. That’s why it is essential to select the right bolts. When anchoring structural and non-structural elements to concrete on a construction job, you need anchor bolts. However, there are many things to consider when …

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Concrete, Cement or Asphalt? What’s the Difference?

From highways to bridges and other structures, concrete, cement, and asphalt are some of the most ubiquitous building materials around. Each of the three has its own unique properties, advantages, and disadvantages depending on the intended use. The choice of concrete, cement, or asphalt all …

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Can Drywall Screws Hold Weight?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to support something on a wall and come across the only box of screws you have left in your garage – a leftover box of unused drywall screws from a prior project. Should you use them? …