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What Is a Soffit and Why Would You Need One?

The term “soffit” most often refers to the material under your roof’s overhang—though it may also be used to refer to the underside of stairs or the feature...

Soffit vs. Fascia: Differences & How They Work Together

When planning a roof project, you’ll often hear soffit and fascia mentioned in the same breath. Together, this pair of roofing materials serves aesthetic and...

Eave Vs. Soffit: Differences & How They Work Together

While they are (literally) connected, soffits and eaves are in fact separate pieces with their own functions within a roof system.  What are eaves? Eaves are the...

What Is a Ledger Board?

A ledger board is the most critical part of an attached deck—it’s what fastens the deck  frame to the house or other building, after all. A poorly installed...

Do You Need a Permit to Build a Deck?

As a contractor, it’s important to understand all of the variables that answer the question, “Do you need a permit to build a deck?” Not only is it your...

Deck vs. Patio: What’s the Difference?

Some clients have a clear vision of their ideal outdoor living space, but others may need some direction. As a contractor, it’s helpful to understand and be able to...

What Is Fascia Board on a House?

When building or updating a home, it’s important to focus on the fundamentals that keep your home exterior shielded from damage. One of those key elements is fascia...

Complete Guide to the 5 Conflict Management Styles

Conflict is virtually unavoidable in any working environment, particularly in construction, as the industry requires you to work with collaborators from many fields and...

What Is the Competing Conflict Management Style and When Should You Use It?

The competing conflict management style is an approach to problem solving that is very high on the assertiveness scale and low on the cooperation scale. It will help you...

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