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  1. Blueprints, what information should be on them?

    February 25, 2017

    What should be included in your plans? BlueprintsNo matter how much we preach the benefit of a well written contract, many people still make the mistake of signing one that doesn’t clearly call out what they are getting. Once the project starts and a dispute arises, most people will turn to the architect for guidance. […]


  2. HERS and Mine What’s HERS going to cost you?

    November 19, 2016

    HERS and Mine, What’s HERS going to cost you?You may not know much about it now but HERS ratings are here and are not going away. Home Energy Rating Score. They have been built into the 2015 IECC. Now, how and when it will affect you will may vary on when the code is adopted […]


  3. Roofing parts and Terms

    July 9, 2016

    Be familiar with the terms used – Roofing Parts and Terms, what are those parts called and what do they do? I don’t expect listeners to sit around at night and study some construction dictionary learning every term used to describe the parts and pieces of their home. But, if you need to have work […]


  4. Soffit Venting

    July 19, 2014

    Soffit Venting. Last week I talked about the need to properly vent your roof; and how to determine how many vents you need in the roof to do it properly. That was posted on the Mighty House Blog page for you. This week I want to talk about soffit venting. Why is it important? Because […]


  5. Show Recap for 18 May 13

    May 18, 2013

    One of the topics today was about the LED lighting and how the prices have dropped. Looking for an LED for under 10 bucks that will last 25 years? Here it is http://www.creebulb.com/ Here is the Geek alert for the day. It was on House wrap vs drainage planes. This is a link to the […]


  6. Show Recap 4 May 2013

    May 4, 2013

    Siding, roofing and concrete problems were the questions of the day. Let’s start with the siding. All types of siding are fine when installed properly. With the properly installed drainage plane no water damage can occur even if the siding was to fall off. Some siding may require a rough or crinkled surface type of […]


  7. Show Recap from 27 April 2013

    April 28, 2013

    We had a great time at the DuPage County Home Improvement & Landscaping Expo at DuPage County Fair Grounds. We met a lot of great listeners. We spoke with Ody from Southwind RAS in the first hour and he runs a company that recycles roofing with over 11 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. Keep your […]


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