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




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




The Ups and Downs of Modular Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 7, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Modular construction is a big buzzword within the industry right now—especially since housing prices are on the rise and buyers are exhausting every option in the search for a new home. People everywhere are wondering if modular construction might be the answer to rapidly build the homes needed to meet demand.

Modular may or may not be the answer, but one thing is certain: If you’re a builder, there are a lot of opportunities out there for you right now if you’re considering these builds. And that means you’re going to need tools like BECK’s F20A 92-32 Nailer to keep up. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of modular construction to see what solutions it may offer.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Nailers, building, Tools, modular construction




Spring Fence Maintenance

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

Spring season often means the perfect time for outdoor construction. Factors like mild temperatures, modest rainfall (depending on where you live) and increasing daylight hours are ideal. Combine these with a long stretch of time before the next winter's harsh weather, and it's easy to see why spring is ideal for any outdoor construction.

 This applies notably to fence maintenance. This can usually be done with little more than some easy to acquire knowhow, elbow grease and collated fasteners such as those offered by BECK's Fence Stapling System technology. Here are a few key things you need to know about handling this DIY job professionally.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, fasteners, Tools, Fence Stapler, outdoor construction, collated fasteners, gas fence stapler, fence maintenance




How Metal Roofing Can Lower Your Clients’ Energy Costs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 26, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Contrary to common belief, metal roofs are extraordinary energy savers. Though they are often perceived to penetrate extreme summer heat and barely contain warmth in the winter, the reality is the opposite: Metal is among the best materials for energy savings in a building, aside from its enormous durability.


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Topics: Tools




Making Exterior Wall Sheathing Easier

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 21, 2022 3:16:00 PM

Hanging exterior sheathing is straightforward enough that we rarely make changes to the process. However, there are a few adjustments you may want to consider that will make improvements to the way you hang up sheathing. One such improvement includes choosing the right nailer—and for that, we recommend the FASCO® (a BECK brand) F44AC G-50 TL Stapler. But beyond the tools, there are some other things you can do, so let’s examine the subject.


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Topics: Tools




Erosion Control Tips For Your Construction Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2022 3:05:12 PM

Erosion is a surprisingly common phenomenon on construction sites. If you work in landscaping or if you’re a homebuilder, you’ve probably experienced it before. Fortunately, there are strategies to prevent erosion—including building temporary structures to keep erosion from getting out of hand. That’s where the FASCO® (a member of BECK) F CL45A Gabion Ringer comes into play—but more on that later. Let’s start with a look at how erosion happens, and tips to prevent it from happening to you.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, Tools, erosion control




Mobile, Manufactured or Modular Homes: Understanding the Difference

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 19, 2022 8:15:00 AM

It's not difficult for non-industry people to get a bit confused about the differences between mobile, modular, and manufactured homes. The three seem similar enough to almost sound like the same basic thing, plus there are many practical similarities between the three that you as a contractor can use tools such as BECK’s F44AC Nailer to rapidly assemble any of these housing structures. However, though they may sound the same and have some similar building requirements, they are most definitely not the same. There are some practical differences between the three that are worth mentioning in further detail.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




6 Bathroom Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 14, 2022 1:18:28 PM

Bathroom remodeling can either be quick and easy or complicated and expensive. Which is the case depending on how large the bathroom is, how old it is and of course, how extensive your client wants the renovation to be. Here we're focusing on renovation jobs more complex than simply replacing the sink or toilet, and we're going to cover several key installation and remodeling tips for avoiding easy-to-make mistakes.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




DIY Home Construction Projects to Start This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 15, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Winter is the perfect time for taking on a DIY indoor home renovation or any construction projects you might have been planning all year. The weather's perfect for cozy inside work and outdoor excuses to keep putting it off neatly diminish with the outdoor chill. If you also happen to have bought yourself some shiny new high quality power tools, such as BECK's F20 90-40 wire power stapler, or any other high-end power tool for indoor DIY work, then this is a perfect time for a fresh start.

With that in mind, here are several moderately difficult household construction and renovation project ideas to keep you warm and busy this winter. These projects are easy enough that any general contractor should be able to handle, or you can do yourself.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, building, Tools, Staples





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