Metal framing for new residential homes and remodeling projects has grown in popularity over the last few years. For many years, metal construction framing has been more popular on commercial jobsites where there is more consideration for fire protection and the integration of red iron metal construction. No doubt, metal framing is a proven method of structural building. There are pros and cons to consider when considering metal framing for your next construction project.
With all the flooding rains in Central Florida, you would think gutters are an essential feature of every home. On the contrary, most homes have little to no guttering. One reason may be that with the sandy nature of the soil and quick drainage of the yard, many homeowners do not see the ponding. Or, it could be that most builders in trying to keep pricing down on a new home, do not include guttering on a new home. Whatever the case, homeowners should add guttering to their home once they have made the purchase.
Thanks to the internet and home improvement shows on television, nothing is standard when building a home. Twenty years ago, builders used basic door and window sizes with a limited variety available to the homeowner. Today, designers and architects are including the hopes and wishes of their clients in their plans, which can include special size windows, doors, and millwork accessories.
There is one undeniable truth about construction projects—you will have cleanup and touchup at the end. Trash, dirt, and dust are commonplace with every construction project. Even with high standards, most contractors spend a lot of time at the end of the project cleaning it up.