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Tag Archives: Winter

Radiant Heating 102: Types of Installation

“Wet” floor installation Methods Cables or tubing are embedded within a solid floor, either in a thick concrete foundation slab (commonly used in “slab” ranch houses that don’t have basements) or a thin layer of concrete, gypsum, or other material installed on top of a subfloor. If concrete is used and the new floor is […]

Radiant Heating 101

Many of our clients are looking for inexpensive ways to add value to their remodel with an extra, finishing touch.  The focus of this 2 part entry is on radiant floor heating – an add-on that can make a great room even greater! Radiant Heating 101 In general terms, radiant heating systems (rhs’s) supply heat […]

Cold MN Days: Condensation on inside of windows???

We recently installed some new Low E, Argon windows for a client (a second project for them), which increased the energy efficiency of the home. The homeowner emailed asking about condensation on the windows on our cold Minnesota days. I thought I might post my response, as I have had a few questions on this […]

Great Winter Projects: Attic Remodel

 A finished attic is a great project to undertake in the winter time. Transforming unused space into cozy bedrooms, a playroom and adding an additional bathroom will add value to your home if it is done with thoughtful design, careful planning and quality materials. This type of project is a wonderful upgrade whether you plan […]





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