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    Essential Tips for HVAC Professionals

    One expert offers key tips on how HVAC professionals can stay ahead of the curve in an industry that is...


    Tstuds: Will This New Innovation Eliminate House Wrap?

    Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on electrical energy costs.


    Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?

    Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.


    Study: 35% of all Home Improvement Projects Require A Pro

    DIY has exploded in popularity in recent years, but professionals remain a key player in home remodeling projects.


    Home Remodeling Spending Hits Record High

    The market indicates that it's a great time to be a pro remodeler.


    5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

    Acquiring new clients is challenging. Try turning existing clients into repeat clients by managing their project expectations.


    How Smart Are Your Remodeling Clients?

    Has the overflowing pool of remodeling shows and websites made your clients more demanding or more educated?


    Three Things to Know About Energy Efficient Roofing

    Creating an energy efficient roof will save you money and energy. Here are a few things you need to know...

    Toolipedia: Painter’s Tape

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about painter’s tape


    How To Level Concrete Slabs

    If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with leveling compound. But consider grinding...


    Toolipedia: Drywall Rasp

    Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the drywall rasp.


    Framing Basement Walls

    A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


    How To Install Pocket Door Privacy Hardware

    A pro finish carpenter shares his method of installing hardware on a pocket door.


    Thermomass

    Are you trying to decide if your next foundation is going to be block, poured or SIP’s? Don’t make that decision until you read...


    Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes

    I've seen these same mistakes made over and over. The solution for every one is simple. Let me show you....


    Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

    A roofing pro explains the ten things you should look for when hiring someone to roof a house

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    5 Tips For A Successful Interior Painting Project

    A pro painter shares the five steps to a successful interior painting project.


    How Proper Prep Leads to Crack-Free Concrete

    Good finishing techniques will make a slab look great for a while, but proper ground prep will keep it looking...


    Seven Plumbing Tricks You Have To Know

    Seven terrific tips and tricks from a long-time plumber


    Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws

    No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires fastening to bricks, blocks or...


    Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

    These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...

    Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)

    Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.



    Trim Carpentry Tips

    Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


    Get Yourself out of Prickly Plumbing Predicaments

    Even pro plumbers run into unforeseen problems on the job. Veteran plumber Les Zell shares the cool tools and tips...


    Tackle Tricky Plumbing Problems

    Check out these great solutions to plumbing problems that were not what they seemed.