Choosing a Staple Gun for Your Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 14, 2020 10:35:48 AM

Choosing the right staple gun for your project can be daunting, more so, if you’re unfamiliar with the breadth of styles available. Knowing the ins and outs of stapling options can ensure you’re working as effectively and efficiently as possible. The following tips will help you decide on the type of staple gun that suits your project.

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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples

Rooftop Decks: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 7, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Clients are always in search of clever space utilization to expand or develop the space they have. Outdoor living spaces have really grown in popularity in the last decade and decks have seen some really great innovations in terms of design, function, and materials used. Now it’s time to “level up” your decks by taking deck applications to the roof. But rooftop decks come with special considerations. Here are some issues you need to address when adding rooftop decks to your repertoire.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

Choosing the Vertical Metal Siding for Home Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 29, 2020 8:15:00 AM

The siding chosen for a home is usually the first thing people notice. The color, the style, how it fits with the overall design of the house are all judgement points people make. A siding with great eye appeal will add to the market value of a home. Homeowners and builders need to consider more factors than just the aesthetic appeal. How long will it last? How much will it cost? How easy is it to install? How much care will it need?

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Topics: Metal Siding

Types of Wood: Simple Guide to Choosing the Best for Your Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 24, 2020 10:34:29 AM

Wood provides two important components to furniture: structure and appearance. Another way we can say that is durability and presentation. Both components are important in determining how much your furniture can be sold for, what applications it can be used in, and how long it will last. Even though wood comes in a variety of colors and grains, wood is divided into two basic categories, hardwood and softwood.

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Topics: Tools

Why Washers Go with Fasteners

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 3, 2020 2:52:36 PM

Washers, for those that don’t know, are the circular metal pieces that fit between a screw or bolt and the object it is going to be driven into. They can be made of a variety of materials including metal and plastic. They also come in many different shapes and sizes. Unlike a screw or bolt, a washer isn’t driven into any material which has caused some confusion about what they do. Washers, like those from ET&F® Fastening Systems, a BECK brand, have a variety of uses. Each of these uses is designed to extend the longevity and stability of your construction project.

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Topics: fasteners

Pallet Shipping 101 – How to Prepare and Pack Your Pallet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 27, 2020 12:50:11 PM

Are you looking to ship something large in the near future that will require a pallet?  Pallet shipping takes a special level of care beyond your average package. Knowing how to pack your contents and then load them onto your pallet for pickup is critical. Before the forklift shows up to whisk your pallet off, follow these tips to ensure it reaches its destination in the same condition it left your care.

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Topics: pallets, crating

9 Backyard Privacy Fence Ideas that Enhance Safety in Style

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 20, 2020 11:22:01 AM

The right backyard privacy fence combines functionality and style to create the perfect perimeter. Regardless of your personal taste, you can find a privacy fence that adds to your yard layout and adds security to your property.

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Topics: Fencing

Bathroom Flooring – Why Performance Matters Most

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 11, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Bathroom flooring is a unique creature. Unlike the rest of the floors in a home, ones in the bathroom get exposed to not only moisture, but also humidity. Also, people using the floor are more likely to be barefoot, adding another layer of special consideration needed. While you want your floors to look good with your decor, you also want them to stay functional. When choosing bathroom flooring, it’s important to consider these features to ensure best performance. 

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Topics: floors, subfloors

Slate Roof Basics: How It Works and What to Expect from It

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Of all materials currently available on the market, slate roofing is one of the longest-lasting and most durable, with an expected lifespan of up to 150 years. This makes it a sizable investment for homeowners, who can expect a healthy ROI long after the initial purchase.

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Topics: Roofing, Slate Roofing

Top 5 Construction Trends in 2020

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM

As a top innovator of fasteners and pneumatic tools, the BECK Group is at the heart of the construction industry. As a result, we have witnessed many of the trends that continue to propel the industry forward. It’s important to stay aware of items on the horizon so you can prepare and plan for what’s ahead.

Let’s take a look at five construction trends in 2020 that will change the industry.

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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools, ET&F


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