Archive for February, 2010

Beginning Carpentry Tips

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Beginning Carpentry Tips:

·         Always double check your work. Great carpenters make sure to always do everything twice.  It wastes your time and supplies when you make mistakes. Make sure everything is perfect before going on to the next action.

·         When starting a new project, take your time to carefully pick out your wood. Make sure the wood is not rotten, crooked, too soft or still green. (more…)

Repairing a roof valley

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Nowadays, many home-owners are choosing to become “do-it-yourselfers” instead of contacting an expensive contractor to help them with roofing repairs. This is going back to the days of the 50’s and 60’s, when people were more apt to try projects on their own, instead of immediately contacting someone to do it for them. It seems these stingier economic times are pushing people to become more competent, and in turn confident, evolving a whole generation to learn and adapt, or suffer the economic consequences. The drawback to doing it yourself is that if you have no idea what you’re doing, you can spend much more money on a crappy job than if having just hired a contractor in the first place. So if one plans to repair the roofs on their own nowadays, its better to read up as much as you can about the problem and solution. (more…)