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How Does the Rise in Lumber and Material Affect Your Home Improvement Project?

In the world of home exterior solutions, we’ve never been busier. There has been a nation-wide shift from homebuyers building new homes to renovating and improving the homes they are already in. According to Porch.com, there has been 330 million U.S. Google searches for home improvement work in summer 2020 — a 50% rise from …

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How to Resolve the Top Wood Frame-Sided Chimney Issues

It’s springtime… the weather is warming up, and we’re all spending a little more time out in our backyards. Yet amongst the outdoor fun, homeowners sometimes look up at their home’s exterior and see something troubling. This just happened to one of our customers. We recently worked with Todd G., a homeowner in the Raleigh …

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News from NAHB’s 2020 International Builders’ Show

The O.C. Taylor team traveled from the City of Oaks to the City of Lights to attend NAHB’s 2020 International Builders’ Show! Homebuilders, contractors and other professionals from around the country gathered to discover the latest and greatest home solutions and innovations. We spoke with some of the biggest home solution providers to see what …

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