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For constructing, insulating, and completing residential homes, solid wood and different wood-based compounds are typically the material of choice. When building a house, and negotiating with your contractor, it's important to understand the basics of wood framing, and the different kinds of wood available. This article outlines the different kinds of wood on offer and outlines how to choose between different lumber products for framing and other construction applications.

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If you're in the market for a new home i.e. having the home of your dreams built from scratch, then you've probably heard potential contractors talk about residential wood framing. Wood framing is what gives the home its shape and it's the first thing that contractors do before moving on to drywall, roofing, etc. … so what exactly is wood framing? 

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The types of commercial windows you choose for your business can significantly impact the look and feel of your building. Since they're such a vital part of any commercial building, storefront, or office, there are many factors to consider when choosing what type of window to use in your establishment.

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According to the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, there are over 7,241 farms on 491,653 acres in the state. With the average farm producing $65,624 worth of agricultural products on 68 acres, it's safe to say that barns are pretty close to an essential piece of infrastructure that helps farmers get the most out of their land.

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States across the United States have experienced some of the worst weather on record in 2021. From Texas to Missouri, California to Colorado, floods, severe tropical storms, droughts, and record-setting wildfires have happened with alarming frequency. While most of these adverse weather conditions can be laid squarely at the feet of man-made climate change, it does beg the question of what, if at all, you, as a homeowner, can do to make a difference. 

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People often have their heads brimming with home remodeling ideas for several months but lack the time and experience to act upon them. Home remodeling can be a challenging and taxing job mentally and financially if one has not maintained a proper house remodel checklistTherefore, it is advisable to devise special steps to act efficiently and avoid overspending. Not only do people not know where to start, they often become hasty and begin with irrelevant tasks first, which can derail the whole remodeling project.