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Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

October 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We wait all year for this time of the year. This is when the weather takes a turn for the cooler, when hearts take a turn for the warmer, and the joy of the holiday season begins. This is also the time of year for those annual Christmas parties, where we invite friends (and often their friends) and family (and often some of their friends too) over for food, fun, and holiday get-togethers. Yes, this is an exciting time of the year for people everywhere, but it is also a potentially brutal time for your home. Instead of having two... View Article

How To Make It Through the Holidays During a Remodel

October 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Will you be doing some home remodeling during this holiday season and wondering how you can get through it? Well, the holidays alone may seem overwhelming enough, but with some easy planning, you can make this remodeling project a breeze. Tips for Making It Through the Holidays During a Remodel Even before your remodeling contractor has begun working in your home, here are some tips you can implement to ensure this process goes smoothly. Stay Ahead With Your Planning Is your kitchen or bathroom going to be remodeled? If your kitchen is the area being remodeled, you can plan ahead... View Article

What Should You Do To Winterize Your Home?

September 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Winterization is a process every homeowner should stay on top of to ensure that energy bills remain low while the warmth stays high. These are seven things to do to contribute to improving heat retention during chilly seasons.  1. Set the thermostat to a minimum temperature One quick tip for keeping your energy bill down is to set your thermostat at the lowest temperature to keep your family warm. Typically, 65 degrees is warm enough for comfort. Turning it up to 80 degrees will make your heating system work much harder and boost your electric bill to astronomical levels.  2.... View Article

Metal Roofing – Pros and Cons

September 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When deciding to put a new roof on your home, there is a myriad of materials available to choose from. Included in those options is a metal roof that offers unparalleled longevity, improved energy efficiency, and little to no maintenance. Material options for a metal roof include steel, copper, aluminum, zinc, tin, and copper. Additionally, metal roofing can be purchased in a variety of colors and styles to look like slate, tile, shingles, and coated panels. Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of a metal roof.  Benefits Offered by Metal Roofing Generally speaking, a metal roof... View Article

Will Lumber Costs Come Down in 2023?

August 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Here at Buhrt Builders Inc., we look at world events and happenings to see how the cost of lumber and other factors may impact new home construction. There have been a number of interesting developments in the construction world and the price of lumber in world markets in recent years. Thus, we want to look at what the cost of lumber might look like in 2023.  Lumber Prices Have Fallen Considerably  The price of lumber was at very high levels in 2020 and 2021. The exact reason for the spike can be debated by very smart people, but the general... View Article