Carpenter Ants – Part 3: Evolution

The evolution of carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) is a captivating journey that spans millions of years. Ants, including carpenter ants, belong to the order Hymenoptera, a group that includes bees and wasps. This order has an ancient lineage, with fossil evidence suggesting their existence dating back to the Cretaceous period, over 100 million years ago.…

Can You Eliminate Wood Rot Permanently?

Wood Rot: Temporary or Here to Stay? In the eternal battle between homeowners and wood rot, the burning question persists: Can you eliminate dry rot once and for all? Now we are on a quest to uncover the truth behind the elusive goal of permanent wood rot elimination. Table of Contents What is Wood Rot?…

A Homeowners Guide to Sealing and Caulking

There are so many different types of caulk. Silicone caulks, white runny caulk, thick and viscose caulk, and more. If you know the proper steps to achieve an adequate seal, the effectiveness of your caulking job is easier to guarantee. Caulking and sealing wood joints on the exterior of a home is an essential maintenance…

The Anatomy of a House

House framing, often referred to as the skeleton of a home, provides the basic structure to which other elements like walls, floors, and the roof are attached.  Understanding the anatomy of house framing is crucial for homeowners to have insights into how a house supports itself and accommodates various elements like plumbing, electrical systems, and…

How Often Should I Replace & Repair My Fascia?

Fascia.  A dish on a French restaurant menu? A person’s name?  What exactly is FAY-SHAH?  Table of Contents About Fascia Boards Types of Damage and How to Identify It The Importance of Annual Inspections Conclusion About Fascia Boards Fascia boards are long, straight boards typically found running horizontally along the roofline of a house, covering…

The Scientific Marvel of AZEK TimberTech Engineered Polymer

A scientific marvel – AZEK TimberTech Engineered Polymer. This innovative material, born from advanced scientific processes, has revolutionized the building industry. Let’s delve into the scientific intricacies that make AZEK TimberTech an exceptional choice for various applications. Table of Contents The Chemistry Capstock Technology Resistant to the Elements Dimensional Stability Ease of Installation Sustainability and…

Brick Siding: Timeless Charm or Costly Quirk?

Have you ever heard the Roald Dahl poem The Three Little Pigs?  Although the wolf would love to forget him, we all remember the pig that built his house out of brick. It went like this:  “…Wolf huffed and puffed and blew and blew. The house stayed up as good as new.” Table of Contents…

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