Some Like it Hot: Impacts of Summer of Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 22, 2020 9:18:00 AM

A subfloor is a critical part of your flooring system, but there can be benefits and drawbacks associated with the time of year you install it. Many builders and home remodelers, of course, are extra busy during the summer. The warm summer season is typically a good time to complete construction, renovation, or remodeling projects. When it comes to floors, however, and subflooring in particular, there are some things that property owners and contractors must keep in mind.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, subfloors




Is SCRAIL® the Greatest Fastener of All Time? (With Video!)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM

Sometimes the biggest game changers to come along are no bigger than a screw, and in the case of SCRAIL®, they're actually revolutionizing the functionality of other fasteners. For construction crews, contractors, manufacturers, and more, SCRAIL® fasteners not only speed up work, they boast 80% more holding power than screws. So, whether you're constructing a pallet, building a subfloor, or installing new siding, you can get the work done more quickly, knowing that each fastening is doubly secure. As an added convenience, SCRAIL® fasteners are compatible with existing nailers. Why on earth would you bother with traditional screws?


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




Building Your Building Business: 5 Keys to Marketing Your Construction Company

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 8, 2020 9:33:00 AM

In many localities, word-of-mouth promotion has helped hundreds of quality construction companies get off the ground. But to enjoy greater growth, it's essential to embrace some key marketing solutions to outpace the competition, promote your brand, and secure more leads and customers. If you want to grow your construction business in today's digitally inclined marketplace, use the following strategies for marketing success.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools




Latest and Greatest Fastener Trends

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 7, 2019 9:19:00 AM

In this technological age, it feels like upgrades and innovation are the norm, so staying up to date on the industry trends is important to give you the competitive edge. Construction innovations can increase quality, safety and speed of building projects, and the evolution of fasteners is a great example of this. They are a crucial component of any build. Let’s take a look at where the world of fasteners is headed.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, lignoloc




Considerations for Constructing a Pole Barn

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 24, 2019 8:45:37 AM

When envisioning a pole barn, also known as post-frame building, images of large structures that stand for centuries, with a solid post and beam structure typically come to mind. But it can also be a backyard garage, a storage shed, or a barn for animals. The fact that it is so versatile and is a great investment, makes this an addition many clients want. At first glance, it might appear to homeowners that it’s a simple project but building a pole barn can be a daunting task that requires much planning. So, before construction begins, here are a few things to consider.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




Six Siding Options that Stand Up

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 19, 2019 12:18:43 PM

When selecting siding for your next home build, there are multiple factors to consider with your client: cost, aesthetics, ease of installation, durability, water resistance, and energy efficiency. To make things even more difficult, there are also a variety of types of siding to choose from. To simplify the decision process, let’s break down the six most popular types of siding to help you identify the right choice for your client’s needs.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Metal Siding




Light Gauge vs. Structural Steel Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Steel has an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio and flexes with force, which is why it’s commonly used for large construction projects. Steel is the ideal material for high rise buildings because it can withstand high winds, earthquakes and other stressors. Due to its strength, steel frames require fewer vertical supports, which in turn makes them more cost effective. Steel is also considered an eco-friendly material because all steel products contain recycled steel, and in framing, they typically contain a minimum of 25%. There are two options when it comes to steel framing: light gauge and structural steel. Here is a comparison of the two methods, and their best applications.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread




3 Ways to Avoid Fastener Corrosion

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 23, 2019 9:22:00 AM

Fasteners are the glue of a building. They are the key to lasting construction. However, fasteners have one major weakness - corrosion. More commonly known as rust, corrosion can strip down a fastener’s strength, making it worthless. It’s crucial to avoid it at all costs by addressing it right away should corrosion occur or head it off at the pass by following these ways to prevent it all together.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




Best Practices for Cold Weather Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 2, 2019 11:33:26 AM

Winter weather brings freezing temperatures, salty roads and a whole mess of issues. But just because the cold hits, it doesn’t mean work has to stop. To maintain productivity on your construction site, with your employees safe and working effectively, here are some tips to help you avoid letting the elements affect your end results.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




5+1 Eco-Friendly Building Materials

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 13, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Eco-friendly is the name of the game and everybody’s playing. In the last ten years, we’ve seen a flood of new construction material options that are made from recycled or renewable sources. Not only are these products better for the planet, they often have been engineered to outperform traditional materials. Whether you’re working towards LEED certification, or just reducing your footprint, there are material options that will fit the bill. Let’s just scratch the surface on some of our favorite earth-friendly materials.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners





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