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How Calling a Contractor Changed My Life

This might sound completely crazy, but the most important call I ever may was to a construction contractor. I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had decided to rebuild parts of my home. This involved removing part of the roof, knocking down a brick wall and removing some electrical wires and water pipes. I started out just fine but then I started to have problems. I realised I was in out of my depth and decided to call an expert. The contractor who came around was great and he quickly fixed up the mess I had made. Since that day, I have had a keen interested in construction contractors. I hope you like this blog.

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Reasons Why Framers Prefer Pine Framing to Other Materials

Timber has been used as the primary building material for centuries. 70% of people in the developed world live in timber-framed houses. Moreover, engineers are building multi-story buildings from structural wood. However, since there are different types of timber to choose from, builders are often confused about what to choose. If you are in this limbo, then the best wood to start with is pine timber. Pine timber is an inexpensive and renewable resource like conventional timber. This article highlights unique properties that make pine timber the go-to material for residential framing.

Easy to Work -- Experienced builders are sure to agree on the fact that one of the most significant advantages of using pine timber for framing is the ease of working with the material. Not only is pine timber easy to cut, but it is also easy to stain and carve, unlike other timber types and other natural building materials. The ease of working with pine timber plays a significant role in contributing to the amount of time that builders can save in any framing project. For instance, when working with pine timber, you do not have to waste time waiting for the framing to absorb stain or applying several coats of staining to ensure maximum absorption. It is also easier to drive nails in pine timber, especially if you consider the amount of nailing that goes in any residential framing project. While other types of wood might require framers to pre-drill holes, you don't have to do the same with pine timber.

Resistance against Decay -- There is no denying the fact that all timber types are susceptible to decay. Therefore, the best builders can do is choose timber that has the highest resistance against decay treat it with a rot-resistant solution. Since pine is better at resisting decay than other timber species, treating it ensures longevity. Therefore, if you want to get many years of service from your pine framing, then work with treated pine.

Aesthetic Natural Design -- If there is a type of timber that is naturally pleasing to the eyes, it has to be pine. This is appealing to many builders because it means that they do not have to do too much to make pine framing more aesthetically appealing. Such beauty can be attributed to the visually attractive natural patterns and grains present in the wood. Therefore, if your client prefers natural beauty in their framing, use pine framing.