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    Cleaning Tips For Warehouses And Industrial Facilities

    When you run a warehouse or industrial facility, cleanliness and maintenance need to be a top priority. Not only does a clean workspace promote a positive work environment, but it prevents accidents. Aside from a moral obligation to protect your employees, government agencies like OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI... Read More

    by lge77 on November 21, 2019Comments (0)
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    A Guide to 12 Different Roofing Styles You Can Choose For Your Home

    What's the best type of roof for your home or business? Well, it depends on various factors like your design preferences, the area you live in, and much more. Home is one of the greatest investments that are not cheap, and surely having the right roofing will tremendously add value to your property. If you are looking for roofing designs that pr... Read More

    by lge77 on November 12, 2019Comments (0)
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    Everything You Need to Know About House Wraps

    A well-built house is able to protect everybody within it from a variety of outside elements. In the short-term and the long-term, a house that’s built with all the necessary layers can keep you and your family warm, dry, and safe.  But, are you aware of everything it actually takes to achieve this? Sure, most people know about the b... Read More

    by lge77 on July 07, 2019Comments (0)
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    The Basic Tools Every Contractor Should Have in Their Tool Kits

    As a contractor, you need to be prepared for as many situations as possible to do your best at each jobsite. Unsurprisingly, just learning how to read a tape measure isn't going to cut it. Just as having the knowledge and problem-solving skills is mandatory, having the right tools to perform your work is essential for success. While there can ne... Read More

    by lge77 on June 26, 2019Comments (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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    Best Countertop Options for an Outdoor Kitchen

    Do you like spending some quality time with your family and friends in your backyard? If yes, installing a modern outdoor kitchen is a great choice. Nevertheless, you need to remember that substandard artistry will depreciate at a fast rate irrespective of how stunning the countertop looks immediately after installation. Your priority when it ... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on October 16, 2019Comments (0)
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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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    Insulation Tips to Improve Energy Efficiency

    Improving the energy efficiency of a building is very important, that’s why you should know all you can about it. One of the best ways to improve energy efficiency is by using insulation in various forms. Here are some insulation tips you can use to improve the energy efficiency of a building.  Roof Insulation Not every roof is insu... Read More

    by lge77 on June 26, 2019Comments (0)
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