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Creating a Traditional Front Door Surround with Versatex PVC

By Dan Arket / November 7, 2019 /

Ever look at an older home and the front door and surrounding trim catches your eye? On this project in Brewster, NY we took advantage of the opportunity to replace some rotted trim to create a traditional front entry door surround using Versatex PVC. The front door was still in good condition and was not in…

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Schluter DITRA-Heat WiFi Thermostat Review

By Dan Arket / June 7, 2019 /

The Schluter DITRA-Heat WiFi thermostat is an excellent complement to their floor warming system. It allows for you to operate and manage your heated tile floor with ease, all from your smartphone or tablet. The Schluter floor warming system can be purchased at your local tile supply store, or purchased directly through the manufacturer on…

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Components of a Heated Tile Floor

By Dan Arket / May 16, 2019 /

Adding floor warming to your bathroom, kitchen, or other room you have tile in makes it feel a bit more inviting and comforting. It’s one of those things that you may not think you would need, but once you have it, you couldn’t imagine your life without it! Considering installing them on your next project?…

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Pros and Cons of PVC Trim

By Dan Arket / April 22, 2019 /

Cellular PVC trim is a wood replacement product most commonly used in exterior applications. The applications are similar to wood, except it won’t rot, crack, cup, split or warp like wood and its resistive to termites and wood boring insects. The product is naturally white throughout, which makes it an excellent choice for trim on…

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Stone Wool Insulation

By Dan Arket / January 3, 2019 /

When it comes to insulating your walls and ceilings, not all insulation is created equal. In a broad sense, the main reason insulation is used is for its thermal resistance, preventing energy loss and saving you energy on your utility bills. Stone wool insulation, commonly reffered to by “mineral wool” or the name brand “Rockwool/Roxul”…

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