Top 5 Myths About Metal Roofs & Siding

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 17, 2017 10:09:52 AM

Metal roofs and siding have been gaining popularity among contractors and homeowners in the last few years. However, there are still myths and misconceptions about using this material. With metal becoming a mainstream choice for home construction, not just for farm homes, it’s time to debunk the top 5 myths associated with metal roofs and siding.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc®, Roofs




The Secret to Long-Lasting Outdoor Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 10, 2017 10:10:00 AM

When you build something you love, the last thing you want is for the piece to fall apart because of poor planning or execution. Building outdoor furniture is an art and can be a fun challenge but it takes more than determination to build long lasting outdoor furniture.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture




High Tensile Wire Fencing - Tips on When to Use It and How to Install It

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 3, 2017 3:25:39 PM

Farmers invest countless hours and dollars on livestock. The same amount of effort and planning should be invested into the boundaries that keep the livestock safe and secure.  Livestock fencing needs to be strong and long lasting in order to protect your investment. High tensile fencing covers both needs and is cost effective when compared to barbed wire. 


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Topics: Fencing




How to Reduce Callbacks and Costs for Subfloor Installations

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2017 12:01:45 PM

A beautiful floor will never last without a sturdy subfloor. While there are building codes that specify minimum spans and spacing for subloor installation, it’s unlikely that just meeting the bare minimum will prevent the floor from squeaking and bowing in the future. Here are some tips to reduce client callbacks as well as costs.


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Topics: subfloors




A Simple Solution to Avoid this Fatal Jobsite Accident

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 20, 2017 1:31:32 PM

Construction sites are dangerous places. Approximately 20% of workplace fatalities were in the construction field in 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 65% of these deaths resulted from what OSHA calls the Fatal Four: Falls (38.8%), Struck by Object (9.6%), Electrocutions (8.6%), and Caught-in/between (7.2%). While accidents happen, there are preventative measures that can be taken, especially when it comes to electrocution.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic tools




Tips to Build a Modern & Simple Headboard

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 13, 2017 12:20:40 PM

Clients are always looking for a standout piece, or a feature that is going to set their home apart from the rest. When it comes to redesigning the bedroom, there are many pieces you can offer clients that will define the space, a vanity, dresser or the project we will be focusing on, a modern and simple headboard.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, MiniSCRAIL




A Quick Guide to Roof Material Options

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 10, 2017 9:53:56 AM

For home and business owners, replacing a roof is never high on the “fun project” list. It’s the type of project that is never done proactively and becomes a necessity, often unexpectedly, when a new leak or weakness is discovered. John F. Kennedy once wisely said, “the time to replace the roof is when the sun is shining.” If you’re thinking your roof might be due for replacement, do your homework in advance. Here is a quick guide to roofing options, including material, cost, difficulty to install, and life span.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing, Roofs




6 Projects Where Staples Are Smarter Than Nails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 29, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Staples can offer superior finishing for projects where nails may not be the right fit. If your project requires quality power for holding two pieces of material together, staples are the way to go. They provide a strong visible grip that will last. The biggest advantages to using staples are that they’re quick and easy. Staple guns can install 4 staples before 1 nail is hammered in. Here are 6 projects where using staples is the smarter approach.


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Topics: Staples




The Best Kept Secrets of Steel Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Steel studs have been gaining popularity in both residential and commercial projects. Over the past decade more structures are being built with steel studs and over 500,000 homes have been built using steel studs as opposed to the traditional wood stud. If you’re still not sold on the idea of completing your next project with steel studs, check out the industry’s best-kept secrets about steel studs to convince yourself.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread




Sustainable Living: 7 Steps to Building a Compost Holder with Pallets

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 16, 2017 2:13:31 PM

Gardening has always been a treasured pastime among Americans. We try to reduce our impact on the environment, locally sourcing produce and flowers has become more popular. If “farm-to-table” fresh appeals to you, then “garden-to-table” sounds even better. If you want to grow strong and healthy plants, one of the biggest keys is nutrient-rich compost. Here are the steps to build your own compost holder.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, pallets, SCRAIL KM





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