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Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in architect-driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.
Be sure to check out my video blog on YouTube, and follow me on Twitter @MattRisinger
Matt Risinger's blogs and videos appear on this site with his permission
I love building hidden doors! I also enjoy showing them off because apparently everyone on YouTube is searching for a way to hide a room.
This summer, about 500 of brightest minds in the science of construction attended the Building Science summer camp hosted by Building Science Corporation in Westford MA.
Plumbing is a huge topic and isn't easy to cover in one blog post but here's a few rookie mistakes that I'm seeing in the field.
Let’s start with some obvious mistakes that aren’t even visible to most builders or buyers.
Have you ever lost a project because you were too "expensive"? Aren’t the plans and specs the same? How could there be such a difference in price between builders? Matt Risinger explores some reasons why.
How can we build a stucco assembly that will be just as durable and “safe” as a traditional siding house?
There is just something about wood walls that everyone likes. Here are some pictures of a 1930's house my company recently remodeled. We found some beautiful old pine walls and decided to re-use them.
Noisy pipes and the sound of rushing water inside the walls can be really annoying. Here's one easy way to totally eliminate the noise of water inside your drain pipes.
In general, you are always better to cap your parapet walls with metal rather than stucco'ing over them. But, what if your client or doesn't want that look?
I was driving by this restaurant remodel the other day and slammed on my brakes!
A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks
To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing materials and pay close attention to corners and intersections.
SawStop Contractor Table Saw
In tight houses, make sure the frame is dry before closing up the walls
Excluding heat and humidity saves energy, improves comfort, and increases durability
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