Home Telecommuting: Stop Intrusive Noise!

Whether telecommuting or pursuing education online, increasing numbers of Americans are working from home – even before “stay home” orders were issued to slow the spread of COVID-19. So, it is more important than ever to keep out disruptive, external noise like screeching traffic, blaring vehicle horns, roaring leaf blowers, and barking dogs. This can foster a more productive work environment during the day and a more peaceful one at night when it is time to relax and sleep. As the nation increasingly works from home, we discuss how residential…

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Arizona contractors adjust to coronavirus pandemic

Despite the pandemic, contractors are keeping their doors open for business By Max Lancaster The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the national economy. Every industry has been hurt by the novel coronavirus and residential contractors are no exception as states implement social distancing measures to stop the spread. However, some contractors in Arizona are keeping the doors open with a pragmatic approach to finding clients and a small but consistent demand for their services. Home developer Wayne Funk, owner of Bellago Homes in Mesa, Ariz., said his company saw minimal losses…

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NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21–The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named the recipients of the 14th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were honored today during the NAHB International Builders’ Show at an awards presentation held in the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone. This year’s SAFE program honors the following individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry. The 2019 SAFE Award winners are: NAHB Safety Champion…

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Longtime NAHB Remodelers Members Dan Bawden and Robert Criner Inducted into National Remodeling Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers inducted Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, a remodeler from Houston and Robert Criner, CAPS, CGP, GMR, a remodeler from Yorktown, Va., into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame for their contributions to the remodeling industry. Bawden and Criner were recognized at the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration during the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. “As a member of NAHB and NAHB Remodelers for over 28 years, Dan Bawden has had a profound impact on…

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Built Technologies Acquires lienwaivers.io As It Expands Its Reach from Construction Lending to Construction Spending

lienwaivers.io accelerates Built’s mission to improve the way money flows through the construction ecosystem from lender to vendor. NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 21, 2020 – Built Technologies, the leading provider of construction finance software, today announced the completion of its agreement to acquire lienwaivers.io, a leading provider of lien waiver management and payment solutions for commercial and residential construction. With the acquisition of lienwaivers.io, Built becomes the first full-stack construction finance platform to provide solutions for all key stakeholders involved in the construction finance process. Together, the companies will continue to…

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Free Resources Designed To Help Homeowners Make Smarter Roofing Decisions Now Available

With prime re-roofing season coming, Metal Roofing Alliance says better education and resources are the key to transforming the market PORTLAND, Ore.—Homeowners spend billions re-roofing their homes, with the residential roofing market predicted to hit $8.2 billion in 2020 (based on 2018 research by FMI). Today metal roofing represents about 15 percent of the overall roofing market in the U.S. and Canada. And, thanks to metal roofing’s benefits which include greater long-term durability and reduced environmental impacts, there is more consumer interest (and questions) than ever before about metal roofing….

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Soundproofing is Essential When Big Construction Projects Escalate Neighborhood Noise

To combat the noise from construction and increased traffic, soundproofing is required to preserve a quiet home/work environment and maintain property values By Del Williams  For developers as well as the owners of homes and commercial sites, the trend toward big construction projects can be not only a blessing, but also a curse – if exposure to greater levels of external noise is not effectively handled.  Whether for airport expansion, stadium construction, or mixed-use property development, on big construction projects the noise from heavy equipment can disturb neighborhood homes and…

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Meet JANET from Granite Transformations & TREND Transformations!

New quirky home remodeling design guru describes how to remodel with less stress & mess Miami, FL– In the historic tradition of quirky comedic commercial spokes personalities, Granite Transformations & TREND Transformations, an International home remodeling franchise company, is launching a new multimedia ad campaign in 2020 to introduce Janet, the new Design Guru, from Granite Transformations & TREND Transformations. The “Janet” character, portrayed by actress Llana Isaacson, is a smart, witty and no-nonsense spokesperson who pops into the home to thwart a potentially bad home remodeling experience. She proceeds…

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Renovate America Reaches Agreements Regarding Administration of the HERO Program in California

Favorable Agreements Validate and Formalize Numerous Consumer Protection Measures Company Has Already Proactively Implemented, Setting the Framework for Industry Standards for PACE SAN DIEGO, Aug 9 – Renovate America, the nation’s largest provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today announced it has reached an agreement with six district attorneys and one city attorney representing themselves and the entire State of California to resolve a review initiated in 2015 regarding administration of the company’s proprietary Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program. This agreement is the culmination of a 30-month cooperative effort…

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