We recently ran across an article on Houzz by contributing editor Samantha Schoech about Gingerbread detailing that featured some Durabrac homes. It got us thinking about "Gingerbread" and what it actually means to people. The origin of "Gingerbread" goes back many centuries. Originally, wood was used to carve the Victorian or Gothic-style elaborate designs such as scrolls and spindles. Eventually, it was the bargeboards or vergeboards that … Continue reading Gingerbread Houses – Hansel & Gretel or Gothic Revival?
Ask More Questions. Go Ahead.
"Asking questions is fundamental to successful communication, and gathering information as a product of asking questions is a basic human activity." Here's a great blog post we stumbled across recently. Certainly merited reposting. It's excellent advice for young people looking for work in the real world, seeking "real jobs," and, really, for all of us. … Continue reading Ask More Questions. Go Ahead.
Spruce Up the Exterior—Spring is Here!
The weather has finally started to change, for most of us, and it’s becoming Outside Season. The days are longer, the sun is shining, the grass is greener and the temperatures are inviting you to get out of the house. It’s time for backyard barbeques and cul-de-sac parties. And that means it’s time to clean … Continue reading Spruce Up the Exterior—Spring is Here!
Nails vs Screws – Fastening Vinyl Brackets
One common question we get from our customers is what is the best way to attach their vinyl brackets. What do we recommend? Screws or nails? While that may be a simple question, the answer is a little more detailed. There are many variables that need to be considered before answering that million dollar question. The size … Continue reading Nails vs Screws – Fastening Vinyl Brackets
How to Turn Vinyl Into Wood
PROBLEM: You like the classic look and warmth of wood brackets, but you don't want the upkeep and maintenance that comes with keeping them fresh and new looking. Not to mention, depending on the size, wood can be very heavy and very expensive. Vinyl is a good alternative. It lasts forever and requires very little … Continue reading How to Turn Vinyl Into Wood