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What Is an As-Built Construction Drawing?

April 8, 2022

Construction can be a challenging industry to understand, and without knowledge of terminology, it can be a struggle to know what you are talking about or looking at. That being said, the construction process is a wonderful thing, and talking with your contractor can clarify a ton of information. So, what is an as built drawing? Keep reading to find out. What Is As Built Drawings in Construction? There is a range of terms that we may not be familiar with in the sphere of construction, and as built plans is one of them. We pretty much all know what... View Article

What Are Solar Tubes, and Why Are They Beneficial?

January 3, 2022

What is a solar light tube? It’s a question we’ve been receiving with greater frequency as an increasing number of people are looking to start relying more heavily on solar power at their properties, both residential and commercial. Solar tubes are a type of tube designed to capture sunlight from the roof of a property and use it within a home. Solar tubes are similar in this way to solar panels: They perform the same general function, with some important differences. They’re not used to power as many types of appliances and are mostly meant to bring some natural light... View Article

What Is Manual J, and Why Is It Used?

December 20, 2021

If you’re having some HVAC work done on your property, you might be wondering: What is Manual J, and what is the role it plays in your HVAC installation? Basically, the Manual J calculation is used to determine the proper size for an HVAC unit being added to a building. Knowing this calculation is critical for anyone who will be performing HVAC work, so they can apply it to the building on which they are working and get a system that is properly sized for that property. During the calculation, the HVAC contractors will take a variety of measurements and... View Article

What R-Value Insulation Do I Need?

October 14, 2021

The R-value of insulation measures its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-value for insulation means a better ability to insulate the home and resist heat transfer into or out of the home. The entire purpose of insulating the home is to make sure you can keep your warm air inside during the winter months and outside during the summer. R-value measurements give you a number to better quantify that ability when comparing potential insulation types. Depending on where in the United States you live, your recommended R-values will vary. In most cases, the Department of Energy will recommend exterior... View Article

Engineering Inspections and Why They’re Important

July 10, 2020

If you’re in the process of either building or purchasing a property, it’s important that you go through all of the necessary inspections to make sure the property is in good condition. In some cases, this may include engineering inspections. The engineering inspection in Hudson, CO is a bit more thorough and involved than other types of inspections, including a standard home inspection. In this type of inspection, an engineer will make sure your building meets all applicable building codes, and that there are no long-term concerns you should be aware of. Here’s an overview of what you should know... View Article

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