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Roof Ventilation

Why ventilate a roof? “The main purpose of roof ventilation is to keep the air space above the roof insulation more or less at the same temperature as the outside air. ”  That’s Sarah Gray, an engineer with RDH Building Science, talking about best practices for venting a roof.

How to Write a Small-Job Proposal

Some things to keep in mind when preparing a small job “proposal. ” Keep It Simple While Being CompleteI agree that you don’t want to overwhelm the client with too much detail. However, you want to protect yourself and your company from being regarded by the client as not giving them enough detail. Address the EssentialsA good proposal and estimate addresses these questions: What is the problem to be fixed?

For this Contractor, Efficiency and Teamwork Pay Off

Top Job Volume, Replacement ContractorsLeafFilter North, Hudson, Ohio550 Rank: #3 Editor's Note: This is one of eight profiles honoring outstanding firms on the Remodeling 550. To read the rest of the profiles, click here. It seems only appropriate that LeafFilter North, the No. 3 Specialty Remodeler, sponsors a NASCAR team. Just like the crews in the pits, LeafFilter is all about being a well-oiled machine.

Sales Strategies For Custom Builders

The strengths of a home builder’s skill set typically include being adept at assessing risk, entitling land, securing permits, negotiating with finance people, and, of course, managing construction. But selling tends to be the weak link. Sales consultant and author Jeff Shore says that the advice he first gives his builder clients who are looking to improve in this area is to decide what you are.