D.I.Y Kitchen Remodeling

A kitchen renovation alone can cost a homeowner 10-25% of his or her home’s value. The cost is certainly justified in most cases. A high-quality renovation can be an excellent investment. At Bradley Construction Inc, we’re delighted to see how our kitchen remodeling projects transform our client’s homes, increasing value and homeowner happiness. However, if […]

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A guide to windows

Buying house windows: A guide to understanding the different styles, types, and materials Old or poorly installed house windows can cost as much in energy over the course of a few years as the cost of installing brand-new windows. Here are a few signs that your home is a good candidate for window replacement: Floor-to-ceiling […]

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Velux skylights, let there be light!

Bradley Construction Inc recently completed a 3rd floor renovation of an attic space in NW Washington DC. the improvements consisted of new open cell, icynene insulation. A new air conditioning unit, ultra quiet for the second and third floors of the house. These were very important to make the new space comfortable but what really made […]

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Radiant Heating Options

Radiant Heating Options Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. The systems depend largely on radiant heat transfer — the delivery of heat directly from the hot surface to the people and objects in the room via infrared radiation. Radiant heating is […]

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Questions for your remodeler

Questions for your remodeler It is a familiar story- the homeowner decides on a contractor with a low price, down the road, things start to slow up, workmen don’t show up and before long the contractor has left the job.Nothing is fail safe but one can protect oneself if they concentrate on the basics. Every […]

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Lead Remediation Rule Reform bill

Lead Remediation Rule Reform bill- What do you think? For? Against? NARI supports introduction of Senate EPA Lead Remediation Rule Reform bill Inhofe’s re-introduction of legislation will better protect children, pregnant women Des Plaines, Illinois, March 7, 2013—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry applauds Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment […]

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Door Questions

Door Questions ? This recap by Don Vandervort will give you excellent information about doors which, hopefully, will steer you to the right decision in selecting a new door for your home. Both interior and exterior doors are made from a variety of materials, the most common being wood that sometimes is in combination with […]

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Winterizing Your Home

This article from Kiplinger has some great advice for your home: For about $80 to $100, a technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and in good repair, and that it can achieve its manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage. If you act soon, you’ll […]

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Storm damage, what to watch out for with your roof.

A Roof Over Your Head- storm damage Protecting yourself from the rain, wind and severe weather is an absolute must. Indeed, being sheltered from the elements is a fundamental need that even a cave man would not dispute. Having a durable and sturdy roof brings that sheltering peace of mind. Unfortunately, the passage of time […]

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New roof, removing old asbestos shingles

We recently installed a new asphalt shingle roof on the Thomas’ rental property in Bethesda. They wanted to improve the look of the home so they would have an easier time attracting potential renters.The old roof had asbestos shingles, most people think that asbestos shingles are a hazardous material; they are not. Since they are […]

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