Conventional house walls have an inner wooden framework. This framework may, or may not, support part of the house, but it does support exterior and interior wall coverings, and your windows and doors. Your house framing also provides cavities for electrical wiring, plumbing, ductwork, and insulation.
Although most walls we frame are with two-by-four wall studs, two-by-six studs are used to provide more strength and larger cavities in some areas of your home. Exterior walls, for example, may be framed with two-by-sixes to allow more room for insulation. Some bathroom walls are also framed with two-by-sixes to allow plenty of space for large pipes. Not all houses are framed with wooden wall studs, however. Some newer homes are built with metal studs, a practice adopted from commercial construction methods.
If you are planning structural changes, such as removing walls, or if you are planning a complex building design, you should hire our architect and structural engineer to evaluate your house framing. Our architect will help you detail exactly what you want, draw up plans and material specifications, and may provide oversight for your project while it’s in progress. Hiring an architect can help eliminate confusion, and could save you a lot of time and money in the end. Our architects will typically charge an hourly rate or flat fee, so be sure to get an estimate of the total cost to draw up plans before you start. And if you’re planning any home remodels or renovations, you can talk to our experienced framer about what needs to be done for a common home addition. Wall framing is one aspect of home construction that must be done correctly to ensure the integrity of your home.
Have us apply a fresh coat of paint or a bold new stain on your kitchen cabinets. Add some new hardware and you’ll feel like you have a brand new kitchen. Often the cost of restoring the many old doors and casings in an older home is cost prohibitive and many homeowners settle for just giving the woodwork a clean, fresh look while leaving the bumps and brush marks in the surface.
A: It’s a good idea to use the best paint available if your budget allows, but even less expensive paints won’t peel. When applying paint with a brush, we use a good oil base enamel; it sticks much better than latex (water base) paints and is more beautifying to any piece of wood. If spraying the paint, latex enamel can look as good as oil base paint, if applied with skill. However, if applying water base paint to a previously lacquered or varnished surface, always use a first coat of shellac or oil base primer. It will stick well to the old surface and provide a strong foundation for the top coat of water base paint. Ultimately we be happy to measure your kitchen or bathroom with our many selections of provide samples to you for new cabinets installation with a desired countertop selected in either a stone like Quartz stone or Laminate countertop. Typical time for cabinetry fabrication is 3-6 weeks and 1-2 days for installation.
Composite decking is a decking material that is composed of several different recycled materials, though mainly hard plastic and wood. This type of product came about to extinguish the problems of typical wood decking. Wood fades, molds, cracks, splinters, and needs to be treated and sealed regularly for the deck to maintain its original look and feel. When composite decking materials came on the scene less than a decade ago, it curbed many of the problems typically associated with wood decks.
Vinyl floor installation and trim installation are often companion projects. Before you install vinyl flooring, you should remove the existing trim. This will prevent you from harming the trim during the installation. Installing floor trim after you’ve laid the vinyl will help keep it in place.