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    What You Should Know About Your Roof

    If you are thinking of getting a new roof, chances are you might have a lot of questions in your mind right now. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to know how every component of your home works especially the materials that were used to build it. We’ve heard a lot of stories of homeowners spending thousands of dollars just because ... Read More

    by lge77 on October 10, 2018Comments (0)
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    15 Tips for Operating the Forklift Safely

    Forklifts are very useful pieces of equipment used in many industries to enhance productivity, protect the health and safety of employees and also to speed up the processes. This equipment can also be very costly to repair and extremely dangerous. Earning a forklift license is just the beginning of the learning process. To make the be... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on October 10, 2018Comments (0)
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    Could Glass Homes Be The Future?

    It can be easy to forget, with the mind-boggling array of technology and construction that surrounds us in the modern world, that human beings are as much a product of the natural world as any animal. We’ve built the world into something that our ancestors would never have dreamed of, but in doing so, have we lost touch with the natural wo... Read More

    by Cantifix on October 08, 2018Comments (0)
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    5 Fall Kitchen Upgrades

    The cooler weather is coming, and that means that you’ll be spending more time in the kitchen cooking hearty soups and other fall favorites. You’ll also be getting ready to host holiday parties and dinners. So now is the time to get those kitchen upgrades done so that your home will be holiday ready and your family’s favorite p... Read More

    by lge77 on October 02, 2018Comments (0)
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    Choosing the Right Type of Materials for Your Home’s Sustainability

    When you’re in the process of building or remodeling your home, you want to make sure that the materials you choose to use are the right ones for your home. You need to take into consideration the sustainability you want, the weather conditions your home will face year after year, and the maintenance you’re willing to put into keep... Read More

    by lge77 on September 14, 2018Comments (0)
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    7 Hard-Knock Truths To Building A Successful Contracting Business

    I've been blessed to be involved in this industry. It's all that I really know, and I've tried to make the world of it. I've been involved with a handful of start-up companies, I've help build a $20,000,000+ construction company, I've had success's, and I've had LOTS of failures. I've done lots of thigns wrong. I've learned a lot. And so on. B... Read More

    by DamionR on June 15, 2011Comments (17)
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    Contractor Talk 2.0 Launch Contest

    I'm extremely excited about the launch of Contractor Talk 2.0 and I want everyone to try out the new features. I think once you use the new tools you'll see how valuable and fun they can be. To encourage everyone to try things out and have some fun along the way we've come up with a contest that we hope you'll enjoy. What Can You Win?We are g... Read More

    by Nathan on April 22, 2011Comments (48)
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    A Man of Many failures

    Alot has changed since my first post here at ContractorTalk. Back then it was the contractor chat room.  This guy, Nate was his name, sent me an email after reading one of my posts on another forum suggesting this cool new website.  How could I resist but take a look?  I've been hooked ever since. I was one of the first to sign u... Read More

    by Grumpy on May 01, 2011Comments (24)
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    Turning Away Work

    I turned down a job yesterday. The potential client was explaining his project and as soon as he mentioned the name of the architect, I stopped him. "Sorry, Frank," I said, "I will not work with that architect. I've worked with him on several jobs in the past and each time it was an unpleasant, money-losing experience. The man has no sense of "t... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on January 12, 2012Comments (15)
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    Understanding Different Types Of Glass Roof

    With so many different glazing solutions on the market, it can be a bit of a challenge to get your head around what’s out there, what it does, and what it can be used for. With so many forward-thinking specialists finding ways to integrate new technology into construction materials, it’s important for contractors to be up to speed wi... Read More

    by Cantifix on September 10, 2018Comments (0)
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