What is “green building”?

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What is “Green Building”?

by Keith Dmytryck

More and more people are coming to realize the necessity and urgency of doing human activities with as little impact on the environment as possible. In the field of design and architecture, green home building techniques and materials now become man’s way of building structures which work with and not against the environment.

There a few key concepts which govern eco friendly building techniques and these are application of energy-efficient design and equipment, the use of sustainable materials, reduction of impact on environment and health and the sustainable management of water resources.Continue reading…

Is my home ready for winter

Is My Home Ready for Winter?

Home winterizing checklist

Part Two:

By Keith Dmytryck
Winter is moving into the area, and there’s nothing to be done about the onslaught. But you do have some say about how just much it bullies its way into your home. In the first part of our checklist for winter, we offered troubleshooting for windows and trim – major problem spots for cold air and water intrusion. Here are hints about the other main weak points in your home’s winter armor.Continue reading…

IS YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER

Is my house prepared for the winter

IS YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER?

Part One: Windows and Trim

by Keith Dmytryck

It’s getting cold outside and you want it to stay that way. Outside, that is. You know what’s coming next. It’s checklist time. Once you dive in, the list could go on to fill a binder, but first things first. Here are some potential trouble spots that can hugely impact how your home and your wallet weather the winterContinue reading…

18 Traits to Look For In a Good Remodeler (Part 2)

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18 Traits to Look For In a Good Remodeler

(Part 2)

by Keith Dmytryck

Embarking on a remodeling project is something that you take on only once or twice in your life and had better be done only by the best remodeler you can find. How do you find the remodeler who can bring cost-effective value to your home?Continue reading…

Traits to Look For in a Remodeling Contractor

Traits to Look For in a Remodeling Contractor

(Part 1)

By Keith Dmytryck

Choosing a remodeling contractor can be daunting. Remodeling is not a cheap project for any homeowner to take on and so the utmost care must be taken to ensure that the project is started and completed by a reliable, competent and professional remodeler.Continue reading…

Energy efficiency for new construction

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Energy Efficiency for New Construction

by Keith Dmytryck

Are you adding on to your home or building a new home? Want a highly energy efficient home or addition? Air sealing a new home or addition is essential for optimal energy efficiency, moisture control and reduced energy costs. Air sealing involves minimizing air leakage in and out of the house using any of several different techniques and materials. Here are some of the standard air sealing techniques and materials that you can use in sealing your new home.Continue reading…

WHEN IS YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT A GOOD ONE?

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DEAL OR NO DEAL? WHEN IS YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT A GOOD ONE? Part 2

by Keith Dmytryck

HOME OFFICE REMODEL

The sleek, efficient custom home office loaded with cozy built-ins and high-tech wiring is a big resale loser, coming in at $28,000. No deal? Remember it’s you, not them, planning this thing. Have your great office at maybe half the price by toning down the wiring and avoiding built-in work space and storage. A qualified contractor can help you design a desirable home office that can be easily converted into a multi-purpose room, den or bedroom. When you’re selling, name it from the buyer’s viewpoint: the hobby room or guest room, not “home office,” unless that’s what they wanted too!Continue reading…

Home Improvement Project a Good One?

sunrooms renovations

DEAL OR NO DEAL? WHEN IS YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT A GOOD ONE?

by Keith Dmytryck

You know your house would go from good to fabulous with the perfect home improvement project: a bright, airy sunroom; roomy two-car garage; sleek, efficient home office; luxurious master suite. You know what you want, you know what you can afford – but now that you’ve done some research, you’re afraid. Why?

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Repair or Replace Your Deck?

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DECK SOLUTIONS – REPAIR OR REPLACE YOUR WOOD DECK?

by Keith Dmytryck — Innovation Construction Co

There is something about a deck which has charmed homeowners for decades, especially as we live more of our lives indoors. A deck is an idyllic living space which brings an outdoorsy feel right within the confines of our own home. With a deck, we can breathe in fresh air, take in relaxing views of the garden or bask in the warmth of the sun. It also serves as an extension of the living room or great room, as a perfect spot for dining al fresco with friends or for star-gazing at night.Continue reading…

20 Deadly products in your pre ’70’s home?

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20 Deadly Products: Are They Hiding In Your Home?

Posted by Innovation Construction Co

for Brian Turner

Once considered a “miracle mineral”, the properties of asbestos that made it so desirable for use in construction and products are the same properties that turned it into a curse for many families. Asbestos exposure is the known cause of mesothelioma and other rare and deadly asbestos-related diseases. Despite being considered a rare cancer, the places where asbestos exposure can happen are surprisingly common and still exist.With such a serious outcome from simply being in the presence of friable asbestos, it’s important for individuals to learn about products that may be the link to these deadly diseases. In the exclusive images provided to the MCA, learn more about the common asbestos-containing products that may still be hidden in your home where asbestos can be found:

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