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Choosing The Right Tile Contractor

So you've perused the catalogs, you've done the shopping and now you're ready to have your new flooring installed. The next step is to choose the right contractor for the job.

Sure, this is certainly not the “fun” part of the renovation process.

“Hooray! It's time to select the perfect tile setter!” - said no one ever.

But finding the appropriate contractor for your tile/flooring installation project is just as critical as your cosmetic decisions.

Advantages of Metal Roofing

We're no longer living in the Dark Ages. Homes are being constructed using more contemporary and more efficient building materials, with every passing project. So when it comes to choosing a material to build your roof with, you have options manifold.

At the end of the day, you're not building a steeple or a log cabin. You're building your house - your shelter. And considering that this is New England, home to the most unfriendly climate in the world, your roof plays a substantial role in the protection of your shelter and more importantly your loved ones.

Radon is a PROBLEM

Although it may not be appreciable on the surface, air quality is still something to be concerned with - especially living in New England. Oftentimes the quality of the air in your household may be unhealthy without you even knowing it. Various carcinogenic vapors and pollutants are tasteless, smell-less and invisible to the naked eye. One of the most pernicious of the airborne carcinogens that you will encounter, here in the Northeast, is called radon.

Massachusetts Builders News-Affordable Care Act

Small Businesses
Today, small employers have a tough time finding and affording coverage that meets the needs of their employees. Starting in 2014, you’ll have more choice and control. Here is some general information plus a link to one of the best resources we have found explaining in "simpler" language how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business.

Builders Probably Began Work on Most U.S. Homes in Four Years

New-home construction in the U.S. probably rose in September to the highest level in four years, a sign the industry is in the initial stages of a recovery, economists said before a report today.

For the entire article visit Builders Probably Began Work on Most U.S. Homes in Four Years-Bloomberg
Builders Probably Began Work on Most U.S. Homes in Four Years

Energy Savers

Efficient Design - Energy Savers

By Erik Braunitzer and courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate Company, brokers for Luxury NYC Rentals.

In today’s society, going green has gone beyond recycling newspapers and composting. Going green has gained popularity in the way people are constructing their homes, the way they run their business and how we go about living our everyday lives at home. Here are some energy efficient ideas to not only save the planet, but to also help you cut costs and save money.

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