LED Light – Our Word of the Week

LED Bulb

LED Light – This is not the light above your Led Zeppelin poster. That is a black light. LED stands for “light emitting diode.” An LED light bulb is the next generation light bulb. It has a lifespan and electrical efficiency that is many times better than incandescent lamps, and significantly better than fluorescent lamps. Light…

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Strike – Our Word of the Week

Door Strike

Strike – ‘Strike’ is a word that can be used in many different ways and situations. In the language of construction and architecture, a strike is the hole in a doorjamb that the lock’s bolt or latch goes into. Also called the strike plate, it’s the metal piece that’s set in the doorway with a…

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Remodeling Pays You Back Financially and Emotionally

Remodel Kitchen

Home remodeling is not just about increasing your house’s value in the marketplace. It is about the happiness the remodeling provides to you and your family. In a recent edition of The Wall Street Journal Sunday, columnist Jonathan Clements wrote an article entitled, How to Throw Away a Lot of Money. He listed seven ways we unwittingly waste…

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Casing – Our Word of the Week

Door Casing

Casing – Casing in the broadest sense of the word refers to any outer covering. In the world of home design and construction, casing – is the frame or framework of a window or a door. Anyone building a house can tell you that doors and windows can be a big expense. Well-built casing allows…

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Our Word of the Week – Jamb

Door Jamb

Jamb- The jamb is the portion of a doorway you might have often referred to as the “frame” around the hole in the wall of a doorway. But “officially,” it does not refer to the part of the doorway opening over your head. It only refers to the sides. The two vertical pieces (usually of wood,…

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