Brett McCutcheon

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How Roofers Can Keep Up During the Busy Summer Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In most areas, summer is the busy season for roofing. That’s when the weather is right to get the job done—even if it means you’ll be taking various measures to keep workers safe in the heat.

As summer ramps up, it can be easy to get behind. Fortunately, there are ways to keep up when summer is at its busiest. The SCRAIL® ROOFLOC®system is one of them. It’s a fastener system designed to fire nail screws in sheet metal roofs and facades, which can make the job go much faster. But we’ll discuss that more below, along with some other tips to help you keep up.


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Topics: fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofs, FasCoat, scrail, sheet metal, fasteners and the sun, roofing system




Build With Fasteners That Can Stand Up to the Sun

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 30, 2022 9:00:00 AM

You might not think too much about how temperature can affect the materials and tools on a construction site, but it certainly does—and in all kinds of ways. Virtually every building material has thermal properties of one kind or another than can create subtle (or not so subtle) problems when they manifest during sizzling summer weather under the sun.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, FasCoat, fastening system, corrosion protection, fasteners and the sun, coated fasteners, treated metals, treated alloy




Common Summer Home Building Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Summer homes aren't something that every client can afford to maintain, but for those that can, solid construction is a priority. After all, these are houses or cabins that will probably spend part of the year empty and should be able to handle the lack of constant vigilance. Therefore how you build and what mistakes you avoid from day one is so important.

Fortunately, constructing a strong summer home isn't extraordinary hard. Using the right tools, techniques, fastening materials such as BECK’s LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System, and of course, avoiding the following key mistakes will all help keep a summer house in top form.


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Topics: building, Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, outdoor construction, power tools, home building, summer




4 Practical, Beautiful Deck Repairs and Upgrade Concepts

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Decks are a part of many homes that often go unappreciated for their potential. This is a major opportunity for useful renovation work. Best of all, even if you're pressed for time in between major projects, or your client is on a tight budget, many deck renovation projects can be done quickly and at a low cost.

With a few handy tools such as BECK's Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL®, you can deliver a deck renovation project that will leave your clients deeply satisfied, especially during the sunny summer months. Here are several key concepts you can propose.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, beckdeck, scrail, decking, deck repairs, spitless decking scrail




Is It Time to Replace the Subfloor?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 9, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Flooring jobs are common for contractors and subcontractors. Whether you’re completing the job for a homeowner or a commercial organization, it often involves work on the subfloor before you can get the new flooring installed. We recommend using the SCRAIL® SubLoc® PRO system—but more about that later.

For now, let’s discuss subflooring. Often, you can put down new flooring on top of an existing subfloor, but sometimes you’ll need to replace it before you can install the new floor. We’ll examine the issues that could lead to subfloor replacement.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors, scrail




Overcoming Common Carton Obstacles

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM

 

Whether you manage a warehouse, work in the wholesale industry, or own a retail business, the packaging of products is a big deal. In fact, there are quite a few obstacles that can slow you down when it comes to cartoning your products. One of those problems is proper carton closure, which the Mezger Stapling Head Systems from BECK can help with. But first, let’s tackle some of the common carton obstacles and look at some solutions to try.


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Topics: Staples, mezger stapling




Outdoor Kitchens: Bring the Trend to Your Clients With These Ideas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 18, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Outdoor kitchens, which used to be more common with larger homes for the wealthy, have now become more popular among middle-class homeowners with a yard and garden on their property. These innovative amenities for serious outdoor dining can vary enormously in size, appliance complexity and layout, but they don't need to be extremely pricey or complicated.

 With the right kinds of professional pneumatic tools and other equipment, you can deliver a finely finished outdoor kitchen for your clients in no time. Knowing about doing this is especially important as the chances of being asked about them increase. Here are some selling points and tips to keep in mind if a client requests an outdoor kitchen plan.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, invisideck, Tools, pneumatic tools, Wooden Nails, collated fasteners, fastening system, outdoor kitchen, traditional tool




Recycle Your Pallets: Build Compost Boxes

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Wooden pallets are one of those common mass-manufactured products that have so many possible post-production uses. Nonetheless, once these jobs have been completed and the pallets delivered to their destinations, they're often discarded. This doesn't need to be the case, however, especially for high-quality pallets made from smooth, dense pine joined together by superbly tough crating SCRAIL® fasteners from BECK.

Instead, you can effectively reuse pallets of all kinds for many purposes. One of these is compost boxes. Let's look at how this is possible, as an excellent example of just how versatile pallets can be in their recycled afterlife.


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Topics: Crate Fasteners, lignoloc, Crating Scrail, wood, fastening system, compost boxes, nail screws




How to Build a Better Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 9, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Decks are one of the most popular home improvements out there. If you’re a contractor, you probably get asked about deck building all the time—and so do your competitors! So how do you build a better deck (and a better portfolio) than the competitors? The right fastening system is one way to do it. You’ll definitely want to check out BECK’s INVISIDECK® Hidden SCRAIL® System. To help you get started, here some other things you can do to build the best decks possible.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




How Technology Can Improve Your Construction Efficiency

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 28, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Like any industry, commercial construction contracting can't escape the pull of technological innovation, at least not if you want your company to stay competitive. This doesn't mean that you must keep up with every latest trend or wear out your management budget on new gadgets at every turn. But keeping an eye out for productive innovations in the field is always a good idea.

It's, therefore, important to test new technologies if you can really see a possible use for them. New technologies might involve using innovative assembly systems, such as BECK’s SCRAIL® line of fastening tools, or something as simple as a new smart phone app for better project management. Either way, trying new things out will keep you adaptive and effective. Here are several key construction technology trends you might want to start focusing on.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, scrail, technology, power tools, fastening system





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