Experienced Castro Valley Building Contractor Offers Advice

Title Why You Need An Annual Furnace Tune-upWinter is nigh. In the Bay Area, that doesn’t necessarily mean 12-foot snowdrifts and ice and sleet pounding on rooftops. But it does mean howling winds and lots of rain, if this year’s El Nino predictions are accurate. If you haven’t already scheduled your annual furnace tune-up, now is the time to call your general contractor. Annual furnace tune-ups offer many benefits, including:
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Incorporate these 4 Different Energy Saving Tips this Winter

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Thanks to the simple and non-negotiable reality of thermodynamics, as the weather turns cooler, energy bills often increase. Even though San Francisco and surrounding areas generally make it through the winter months without seeing too many dips into the 20s and 30s, the cold and wind absorb a lot of heat and create challenges for cost conscious homeowners and landlords. To save money on your Bay Area heating bills this year, follow the tips below. Read the rest of this entry »

These Three Characteristics are a Great Foundation

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Being a general contractor in the Bay Area can be a deeply rewarding, enriching experience, but this path obviously isn’t right for everyone. Are you considering a career in this field? If so, the facts below will help you decide whether you might want to pursue this profession seriously. Read the rest of this entry »

These 4 Tips Will Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Bay Area Energy Efficient HVAC System

Here are some tips to reduce your home HVAC system’s energy use and overall cost. Read the rest of this entry »

Building Contractor Advises Attention to These Home Maintenance Problems

Castro Valley General Contractor Shares TipsFailing to properly maintain your home leads to unnecessary costs as well as unplanned calls to your Bay Area building contractor. Below are seven home maintenance tasks you should never ignore, assuming you want to keep your budget from bloating and your home clean, sturdy and beautiful.

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Home Remodeling Projects Don’t Always Require Big General Construction Budgets

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Something just isn’t right about your Bay Area kitchen, bathroom or rec room. Maybe you inherited a gauche built-in unit from a previous owner that you want to eliminate, or maybe you just want to convert the space, so it’s brighter and easier to use.

Not everyone has the time or budget to completely overhaul home spaces. Luckily, you don’t have to go “all in” with your kitchen remodeling project if you find small changes that will make a big impact on your enjoyment of your space. A “mini makeover” can make a major difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid Compromising Your HVAC Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality as You Remodel

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Remodeling and/or adding onto your home may not affect your HVAC system directly, but you still need to think about this equipment as you plan the project. Below are some tips to protect your heating and air conditioning equipment from damage and get the most out of your new space.

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Bay Area HVAC Service Helps Improve Indoor Air Quality

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The quality of the air in your home can impact your health and your enjoyment of the space. In many cases, air quality is directly related to the home’s ventilation, which is the way that the air in your home moves and circulates within the house and to the exterior.

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Preventative Commercial Property Maintenance Saves Money and Time

Preventative Commercial Property Maintenance

As a Bay Area property manager, you know you need to engage in preventative commercial property maintenance to avoid tenant complaints and code violations and also to make your own experience as an owner less heartburn-inducing. To that end, let’s explore some smart but surprisingly disregarded principles for maintaining Bay Area buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

Bay Area Kitchen Remodeling Planning and Budgeting

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Whether you just purchased a Bay Area home, and you want to alter the kitchen to fit your family’s aesthetic, or you need changes to your kitchen to accommodate a new appliance (such as a new, large SubZero fridge), you want to do the job right. Remodeling your kitchen can reinvigorate your home and even raise its value. However, kitchen remodeling can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have experience with this type of project. To ensure a smooth workflow that stays within budget and prevents aesthetic aggravation, follow these steps: Read the rest of this entry »