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




Achieving Adirondack Perfection: The Anatomy of the Perfect Summer Seat

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2017 11:00:14 AM

Summer is on the horizon and homeowners are ready to set up their outdoor spaces for BBQs, family parties and relaxing summer nights. Patios and outdoor furniture have expanded far beyond the old folding chairs set up around a fire. Create the ideal summer seat by achieving Adirondack perfection using these tips.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL




Would You Rather Use Your Mouth or a Nail Gun?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 20, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Over the years, construction crews have tried everything in the book when attempting to complete a project on time, whether that be assembly lines or using your mouth to hold your equipment. In Japan, roofers are known to be efficient and skilled, but instead of storing nails in their pockets, Japanese roofers prefer to hold nails in their mouth. And we’re not talking one or two nails, but enough to complete an entire row of assembly. While this technique is certainly one approach, there are high-quality fasteners available to help complete projects fast and without the risk of swallowing nails.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




7 Tips for Best-in-Class Basement Remodels

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Remodeling a basement, or renovating an already existing space, will almost always cost less than adding an addition or bonus room. This is why remodels appeal to so many homeowners. Whether your client needs more space or wants to redesign an outdated basement, there are many steps involved in crafting a lower level living area. Basements come with a special set of needs that must be addressed if you want the construction to last. Before you get started on your next remodel, use our 7 tips to guide you in the planning process.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




4 Tips for Building a Raised Garden Bed

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 4, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Beginner and small-scale gardeners are responsible for the growing popularity of raised bed gardening. Building a raised bed allows you to keep your garden contained while controlling the quality of your soil. If you’re considering building your own raised bed, here are some simple steps to keep in mind.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




Everything You Need to Know to Build a House in Half the Time

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2017 4:06:56 PM

What if there was a way to do the same job your competition can do, but in half the time? You get twice the work, twice the income. That sounds promising, right? While there isn’t really a magical solution to give you this ability, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions on how to increase efficiency and speed in your construction. If you apply them, you’re likely to see strong improvements in your finish rate.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools




The Wide World of Fasteners: A Simple Guide to Types and Applications

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 19, 2017 11:11:29 AM

We find fasteners fascinating. There are several categories and then a huge depth and breadth of options available within them. There is an ideal fastener for every job. Are you using the right one for your materials and tasks? Check out this simple guide to the wide world of fasteners.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners




How to Limit Water Damage When Finishing a Basement

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 12, 2017 1:49:53 PM

A wet basement is one of the most common problems of home ownership. Whether it’s mold from dampness leaking through the foundation, or a burst pipe that floods the whole basement, it’s something almost every homeowner has had some level of experience with. While we can’t always prevent the cause of the moisture, we can build out basements that can stand up to it. Here are some tips on finishing basements that can reduce the likelihood of water damage.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Steel Studs




Want More Work in 2017? 9 Ways to Impress Clients

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 22, 2016 9:20:00 AM

You can say it until you’re blue in the face, “The results of your actions speak louder than words.”  You can read motivational business books, post inspiring memes, promise to change or be better… but will all that help?  Maybe for some; Maybe not for others.  If you have made a 2017 goal to impress clients and get more business, here are few tips to get you there.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




Addicted to Quality? Us Too! 3 Reasons We Just Can't Stop

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 8, 2016 8:53:00 AM

There are a lot of tool and fastener options out there, at every price range. So what makes us different? At FASCO America®, we never sacrifice quality. It’s a defining characteristic of our brand. It drives everything we do. Here are 3 ways we provide better quality than our competitors.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools





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