Over the years, stucco has remained an important part of the construction industry—its popularity with homebuilders continues to increase. When thinking about what materials to use for any project, you usually weigh the pros and cons: how expensive it is, how durable it is, how many choices you have, etc. Here are seven fun facts […]
When beginning your insulation project, you must first consider where the insulation is going in your home.
Are you leaning towards stucco in your new construction or renovation project? If so, have you considered EIFS instead? Both offer excellent visual appeal, especially in our Colorado climate and culture. While some might label External Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS) as “synthetic stucco,” it’s actually a complete cladding system that has less in common […]
If you could maintain drywall strength while shaving off 20 to 30 percent of the weight, who wouldn’t beat a path to your door to buy it? Since 2010, lightweight drywall stormed onto the market to give relief from the heft of standard wallboards. First developed by United States Gypsum Corporation (USG) and branded Sheetrock UltraLight®, […]
When it comes to building your interior walls, do you understand the fire resistant properties of the products you plan to buy? Wood products, such as paneling, shiplap and wainscot, while not hazardous, per se, offer less resistance and more ready-to-burn fuel to a house fire compared to ordinary drywall and the fire-rated gypsum boards. […]
If you are building a new home or renovating an old one, you may want to take a moment to applaud the inventors of drywall. Were it not for this ubiquitous building material, finishing walls would take about ten times as long. Plus, you would endure the mess and imprecision of slathering your walls with several coats of […]