Remodeling Activity Should See Some Easing Later In The Year

Sluggishness in the housing market and specifically in home sales may result in a deceleration of home improvement spending from double-digit annual growth through the third quarter to a year-over-year gain in the high single digits by the end of the year. The housing recovery has at least temporarily lost some of its momentum, says Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center.
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Atlas Extends 5 Year Warranty On Premium Home Remodeling & Restoration Services – Knoe 8 News; Knoe-tv; Knoe.com |

Whenever you are on the lookout of credible restoration remodeling assistance, look no further than us. We care for our clients and whilst the regular remodeling firms stop with 1 year of warranty, we are caring enough to forward a grand 5 years of labor warranty, remarked a senior official from Atlas. We believe in the philosophy of CARES- Communication, Assurance, Response, Empathy & Service.
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Iaf Remodeling Can Give Your Home A Whole New Look

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs IAF Remodeling can give your home a whole new look IAF Remodeling Stephanie Zoller, KSDK 12:08 p.m. CDT April 11, 2014 SHARE 71 CONNECT TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE When you’re ready to update your home you have lots of choices to make, but one of the most important is your choice of contractors. Experience is important, so is dependability and attention to detail. IAF Remodeling offers free estimates. IAF Remodeling can give your home a whole new look

Dreammaker Franchise’s Growth Outpacing The Remodeling Industry | Reuters

Only remodeling businesses with strong business systems and loyal customer bases survived the recession. DreamMaker franchisees, who receive great support and training, have been able to meet and win over more customers. “If you have good vendor relationships, a solid marketing plan and excellent systems for running a successful business, this is a great time to start a remodeling business,” Dwyer said. “The economy is improving, and there is still tremendous pent-up demand for professional home improvements.” He is planning to add franchise partners throughout the United States who would benefit from DreamMaker’s expertise in starting and growing remodeling businesses. Whole article at http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/08/idUSnMKWmhFPBa+1ce+MKW20140408

Home Remodeling In Texas Was Popular Last Year | Loansafe

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Remodeling trends, however, were evident statewide. In all markets, smaller, functional remodeling projects showed greater increases in recoup costs than upscale, less practical projects. Smaller projects that boost a homes curb appeal continued to be popular in most markets. Steel entry door replacements, for example, ranked No. 1 for total recoup cost nationwide, in the west south central U.S., and in Houston, recouping up to 105.5% of the total project cost. <br>For the original version, visit <a href='http://www.loansafe.org/home-remodeling-in-texas-was-popular-last-year' >http://www.loansafe.org/home-remodeling-in-texas-was-popular-last-year</a>

Rutledge: Kitchen Updates Overrated

Doing it yourself especially when there are children living in the house can cause premature aging, hair loss, a build up of plaque inside major arteries, and all sorts of other stress-related health problems. Come to think of it, when home-improvement stores run commercials encouraging homeowners to update their own kitchens, they should be required to list the risks and possible side effects, just like those wonderful pharmaceutical ads. Applying ceramic tile is a serious job and should not be undertaken by anyone who is allergic to glue fumes or has never operated a wet saw.
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Police: Suspect Stole Packages Off Of Porches In Md.

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WUSA 1:30 p.m. EDT March 26, 2014 Charles County Sheriff’s Office officials are looking for a suspect who they say stole UPS packages from the front porches of two homes. (Photo: YouTube) SHARE 1 CONNECT 6 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE HUGHESVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) — Charles County Sheriff’s Office officials are looking for a suspect who they say stole UPS packages from the front porches of two homes.
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Home Insulation Scheme ‘kept Me Up At Night’, Former Co-ordinator General Says

Mike Mrdak arrives to give evidence at the royal commission into home insulation

Mike Mrdak told the royal commission into the scheme he had reservations about the former government’s capacity to deliver a program to insulate some 2.7m households in two and a half years. The man charged with co-ordinating all of the former government’s stimulus programs in 2009 said there were a lot of unknowns because it was, to his knowledge, the first time the commonwealth had directly delivered such a large program into Australian households. It emerged early on that the Environment department devising the scheme was extremely busy and had inadequate information technology and finance systems to deliver it, he added. Under cross-examination on Thursday from counsel assisting, Keith Wilson, Mrdak agreed that out of all the programs in the $42bn economic stimulus package, the home insulation scheme was the one that kept him up at night. But he said it was always his understanding that training would be an integral part of the scheme.
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8 Ways To Make Vinyl Siding Look Its Best

Hang it, dont nail it.  Dont set the nails, screws or staples tight within the hem. Leave heads proud 1/16 in. so the vinyl can expand and contract.  And place fasteners in the center of the slots.  Even though this is standard practice, many installers still slam fasteners home, which traps the vinyl and results in warpage when panels cant expand on a hot day.

Hang it, don’t nail it. Don’t set the nails, screws or staples tight within the hem. Leave heads proud 1/16 in. so the vinyl can expand and contract. And place fasteners in the center of the slots. Even though this is standard practice, many installers still slam fasteners home, which traps the vinyl and results in warpage when panels can’t expand on a hot day. Whole article at http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/8759/8-ways-to-make-vinyl-siding-look-its-best

Dzuro’s Custom Cabinets

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