Arrow Building Center: Blog Channelhttp://abc-clc.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/12000/12177/thumb_abc_logo.jpgArrow Building Centerhttp://abc-clc.comen-USCopyright 2016, Arrow Building CenterSat, 06 Feb 2016 08:18:32 -0500Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:18:32 -0500http://www.newmediaretailer.comWhat Every Contractor Should do Before Starting a Jobblog_369121454302800http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/36912/what-every-contractor-should-do-before-starting-a-jobOkay, let's get the obvious stuff out of the way. Before starting any job, make sure it is one that you have the knowledge, equipment, manpower and time, to finish safely for both you and the homeowner. Assuming all qualifications, licensing and insurance are in order, what's left?BlogsMon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500Ensure Your Contractor is Following Safety Regulationsblog_365501452875280http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/36550/ensure-your-contractor-is-following-safety-regulationsOne of the first things you should do when seeking a contractor for hire, is to ensure that they are properly insured and certified. Why these so important? Often, their line of work can be dangerous.BlogsFri, 15 Jan 2016 11:28:00 -0500Insulation Educationblog_361861451624400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/36186/insulation-educationSince we all spend most of our time in our homes, it makes sense to want to be as comfortable as possible. Insulation does that, plus it makes this comfort affordable by increasing our home's energy efficiency.BlogsFri, 01 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Knowblog_358711450184400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/35871/independent-contractor-taxes-what-you-need-to-knowThere are a lot of benefits that go along with being self-employed. One of which are the tax advantages. These benefits won't happen without a little effort, though. You must be diligent about keeping records, organizing all receipts and paying estimated taxes.BlogsTue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 -0500Jobs Too Small or Too Big For a Contractorblog_353061448976540http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/35306/jobs-too-small-or-too-big-for-a-contractorMost contractors would probably like to stand by the statement that "no job is too big or too small". For the most part, it's probably true. The last thing you want to do is scare away potential clients or make others think that you can't handle the really big projects.BlogsTue, 01 Dec 2015 08:29:00 -0500Do's and Don'ts of Home Winterizationblog_348531447563600http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/34853/dos-and-donts-of-home-winterizationWinter is on the way, and that means it's time to get the house ready for the cold days ahead. Winterizing your home is the best way to avoid unexpected maintenance and repair bills during a time when you need your heating and other systems the most.BlogsSun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500How to Build a Shower That Won’t Leakblog_346141446350400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/34614/how-to-build-a-shower-that-wont-leakIf you are renovating your bathroom or just installing a shower in a new one, one way to ensure that it won't leak is to buy a manufactured shower enclosure.BlogsSun, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0400Contractor Jobsite Trailer Ideasblog_341001444881600http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/34100/contractor-jobsite-trailer-ideasHaving the right tool for the job can make all the difference in the world -- especially in the contracting business. Furthermore, having the right place to store and use your tools at the jobsite can do wonders for efficiency. Customized jobsite trailers are nothing new.BlogsThu, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400Basement Finishing Tipsblog_338201443672000http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/33820/basement-finishing-tipsGenerally, the forward thinking concept of building a home in which the owner may someday use the basement as a living space wasn't widely practiced until the 1950s and 1960s.BlogsThu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400How to Choose a Remodeling Contractorblog_330381442289600http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/33038/how-to-choose-a-remodeling-contractorAt first glance, it would seem like the easiest way to find a remodeling contractor would be to just Google them. Of course if you did so, you'll probably find more than enough candidates to choose from.BlogsTue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400