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3 Financial Myths That Compromise a Contractor's Long Term Success
Here is my list of the top three myths I see that compromise a contractor's ability to achieve long term financial success.
Make a Perfect Pipe-Outfeed Support in a Pinch
Source: Fine Homebuilding
If you have some plastic pipe or thin moldings to cut with you chop saw, you could hunt around the job site for scraps of wood to prop them up, but there's a better way.
New Home Sales Up 20%
The recovering U.S. housing market took a bit of a breather in recent months, according to Metrostudy, the research arm of BUILDER. Year-to-date figures from the Commerce Department for residential permits, housing starts, and new home sales through August all show gains of 20% or more over 2012, but recent months have been weaker than the first half of the year.
Talking a Big Game About Energy Efficiency
American homeowners may say that they prioritize energy-efficient home improvements, but their actions show otherwise, according to a new Shelton Group survey. The company's annual Energy Pulse study finds that while homeowners say energy efficiency has a huge effect on their investments, they consistently prioritize more aesthetically focused improvements, such as a kitchen or bathroom remodel.
Briggs & Stratton launches new generator model
Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. unveiled its new 25-kilowatt, liquid-cooled standby generator, which is equipped with commercial-grade features and was designed with residential homes in mind. "Our new 25-kW1 liquid cooled standby generator offers commercial-grade features and benefits, so homeowners with larger residences can have peace of mind that their power will stay running throughout a power outage," said Amanda Grandy, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Standby Power.
Maintain your Tankless Water Heater, or ELSE!
If you have hard water and use a tankless water heater, sooner or later you WILL need to flush your unit. If you follow this simple routine annually you will get the full 20+ year life from your unit. Otherwise, it's an early death for sure.
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