Redwood is a wonderful material for outdoor structures like decks and fences, but not everyone is in love with its gray, weathered look. Refinishing redwood is actually quite easy and can be done by novices and professionals alike. Cleaning The first step, of course, is to remove any debris from the structure. This can be […]
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For homeowners, architects, and remodeling companies, the redwood deck has long represented an attractive materials choice to consider. First, this material has passed the time-tested standard as a beautiful, long-standing, cost-effective option. For those in the midst of selecting what material to use for a new or remodeled deck, here are things to consider: Material […]
Slingshot Power says solar panels can lower utility bills, help the environment and increase the market value of homes. It can help them sell faster, too.
Pika Energy* makes renewable energy systems for homes and businesses that can use solar and wind power combined, or each one individually. Phillip Swanson, an application engineered there, answered some questions for us about its technology. How long does the installation process take? A typical Pika installation will be conducted in 2 phases. The first […]
Humboldt Redwood decks are affordable and eco-friendly. They’re strong and beautiful, long lasting and sustainable. Contact the company for more information.
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Green construction refers to a sustainable building process that is both environmentally friendly and resource responsible. Although it may sound like the most logical way to approach construction, it has rarely been the first choice. When faced with a growing population in need of housing, it has been more convenient for developers to rely on […]
When it comes to adding value to your home one of the best things you can do is either add on, or upgrade your existing deck. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, the return on investment for adding a deck to your home is nearly 81% of the cost of the deck. Not bad. But […]
When you sit down and think about your dream kitchen/home what do you see? I think it’s safe to assume for many people they envision having every home appliance known to man. Things like toasters, blenders, refrigerators, freezers, ovens, KitchenAid™ KFIS29PBMS*, washers and dryers likely come to mind and whose to blame you, my kitchen/home […]
We’re all about innovative “green” homes here at GBE. From inexpensive Hobbit homes to low-cost concrete bubbles to million-dollar technological showcases, if someone’s building an Earth-friendly structure, we’re there. What’s most surprising about all these varied buildings isn’t how different they are, however – it’s what they have in common: they all need water-proofing. The […]
Commercial and residential boilers may be old heating technology, but they’re still a big part of life in American cities- popping up in factories, warehouses, and apartment buildings throughout cities like New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and others. Most of the time, these boilers do their job safely- helping to keep their building residents warm by […]
There are plenty of things that can make a regular building into a “green building”. And, whether we’re talking about a white roof, a green wall, a heavy use of recycled materials, or just some new, energy-efficient windows to help homeowners save some money, the one thing that almost everyone thinks of when they think […]
Whether you’re designing a school, a large hospital, a public courthouse, or even a simple utility shed, having well though-out lighting is critical for the people who are going to use your building. Proper lighting allows people to read warning signs, follow instructions, and- most basic of all!- see what’s around them. That’s important in […]
Deciding to re-model a room, space or overhaul the whole of your home is a big move, but it is an exciting opportunity to be creative. While you may have big ideas, your budget may not match your creative inspirations and when this happens, we can be tempted to put off our plans. However, there […]