"Chris has the right idea especially when your phase 2 time frame is a future consideration. One additional thought would also be the installation of a stand alone propane gas log such as Pro Com. This would be beneficial with colder winter nights.…"
"Not sure of what state you are and what temperature parameters you face. The temperature difference between the below grade surfaces and the air is creating condensation. Although I cannot speak to additives for wood installed already, the lumber is…"
"While I am not an expert on the subject, there are a few reason for consideration. 1. ALOT are sales gimmicks. Have you ever been thru a older neighborhood that all the homes have lightning rods. This was a hugh sales push during the…"
"I agree with Donald. I also use Nationwide and I have combined my general liability with my primary H/O policy with my secondary home. I have found that when you tend to "bundle" your insurance with one company along with life, auto, &…"
"Larry I am a NC General Contractor. Most states allow a home owner who is going to live in the home for at least 2-3 yrs to act as a GC. Taking your state exam with no background could be quite difficult. While I feel this is a great option I do…"
"I have completed a log home package in 2009. Here are a few things to think about. I also happen to be a GC in stick building type. I was hesitant with never building a log home prior and purchased the kit but would probably not buy a kit again for…"
"Sound similar to the trend 20-30 yrs ago of people tired of hardwood flooring. Solution carpet. 30 yrs later a new homeowner....surprise look whats under my horrible looking carpets. Beautiful hardwood. Lets redo them!!! WOW don't they look…"
"I used Twin Creek out of Tenn for all my finished supplies. I felt they had great pricing for 1 X 4,6,8,12. I also purchased pine 1 X 6 flooring and approx 150 LF of hand peeled porch post & rails pickets. Very knowledgeable and can highly…"
"I mixed NBS 30 with my Q8 stain this spring and I LOVED the stain but I not sure on the bee boring issue. It didn't seem to stop the bees but after 4 month I notice considerably less bugs and ants on the exterior. It is rather…"