Door to Window

On this week’s post, we’re looking at a simple transformation. The problem: this homeowner wanted to get rid of an exterior door but they did not want to sacrifice the natural light it provided for the house. That’s where we came in.

The door with its awning before we started:

In order to do the job well, we removed not only the door and the awning, but also the surrounding vinyl siding:

The solution: instead of taking away the natural light provided by the door, we added even more light by replacing the door with a 32″ x 80″ Weatherbarr® vinyl picture window:

And with the vinyl siding reinstalled, this job is complete!

It’s not just the whole-house transformations that we do. Is there something small like this in your house that you wish would be different? Give us a call at (870) 845-1121 for your free consultation!

A Shop for the City

It’s not just homeowners that face the problem of having tools and equipment and vehicles that would last longer and look better if they had a place to live away from the damages of sun and rain. This past summer we had the privilege of building a new 30′ x 30′ steel-frame shop for the City of Grannis.

We started with dirtwork:

The wooden concrete forms are built:

And one beautiful concrete slab is poured:

A closer look at the concrete details:

And the completed shop, with galvanized metal on the walls and roof, from both the front and back view:

This shop comes with a 3′ walk-through door and an 8′ x 12′ roll-up door, providing easy access without compromising either the security of the building or its shelter from the elements:

A closer look at the bottom of the walk-through door and concrete sill:

And finally, a view of the spacious interior:

A simple metal building, with the space and protection to keep your equipment safe and useful for many years, not to mention the other uses it could be put to. Need a garage? Need somewhere for your kiddo’s band to practice where you don’t have to hear it? Need more storage space? Need a workshop? Need a place to host a big old party? And then there’s always the option of adding insulation, electricity, and whatever else you would like, and turning part of it into an office space or even a guest apartment.

Get yourself a metal building: call us at (870) 845-1121 for your free quote.

Shop Repairs

Sometimes your building doesn’t have any big problem. It’s a good place, it serves you well. It’s just that one spot where the roof leaks a little bit and yeah, those boards are getting a bit rotten, and sometime when you get a minute you’re definitely going to get some new lights in here, but not today. You don’t have time this week. Or this month. Maybe not even this year. Sure, it needs to be done, but other things are more urgent and you keep putting it off, and the little jobs keep stacking up and stacking up until suddenly one day you realize that the integrity of your building has been compromised and the little jobs have turned into a big, expensive mess.

Or maybe you’re wise enough to not wait that long. Maybe you’ve got enough sense to see that you’re too busy to get those things done but your building is worth taking care of, now, before it’s falling down around your ears. So you invest in having someone else come by and knock out all those tasks at once.

This gentleman valued his shop enough to have us come by and get it back to working strong, starting with removing several rotten roof purlins and installing some new ones in their place:

We replaced the broken jamb on his office door:

In one spot, the metal wall was pushed out close to the ground, so we pushed it back in and anchored it:

We re-screwed the metal roof on the shop’s lean-to, and caulked all fasteners:

We also caulked around the skylights and ridge vents on the metal roof:

One side of the roof was missing its rake trim, so we fixed that:

And inside, we installed new LED lights so he can see clearly what he’s doing while he works:

Maybe your house and shop and every other building you own is in perfect condition. Maybe you have all the time in the world to keep them that way. Maybe you don’t have a list of small jobs that you’re wishing someone else would do because you don’t know when you’ll find the time.

But if those things aren’t true for you, give us a call at (870) 845-1121 and let us make your life a little less stressful.