Strengthening Your Home Against Wind Damage

Strengthening Your Home Against Wind Damage

Wind is one of the most common, and costly, sources of damage for Florida homes. Hurricanes with 75 mph plus winds put tremendous pressure on a home and can seriously endanger its support system. As framing subcontractors in Central Florida,[...]

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Types of Subcontractors

Types of Subcontractors for Home Building

If you’ve decided to use a general contractor to build your home, part of their responsibility is to hire subcontractors to help complete the job. Subcontractors are individuals hired to perform a specific task during a construction project. At Steve[...]

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History of Carpentry

A Brief History of Carpentry Infographic

Carpentry is one of the oldest skilled trades that is still used to this day. The word goes all the way back to Old French, charpentier, which means a carriage maker. At Steve Allen, Inc. in Ocala, FL, carpentry is our[...]

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Common Wood Framing Mistakes

Common Wood Framing Mistakes

In something as important as the structure of a home or business, we’d like to think that there are very few errors in construction. But unfortunately, some contractors still make these common wood framing mistakes. Luckily, most of these errors are[...]

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Advanced framing, or optimum value engineering (OVE), is a method of framing that allows the builder to use less lumber in the building process.

Pros and Cons of Advanced Framing

Advanced framing, or optimum value engineering (OVE), is a method of framing that allows the builder to use less lumber in the building process. While not a new practice, it is being embraced by many green builders today. As framing[...]

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Questions to Ask Before Building a Home

Questions to Ask Before Building a Home

Before building a home, there is certain information every general contractor should discuss with a client before ever lifting a hammer. As carpentry subcontractors in Ocala, FL, we at Steve Allen understand the importance of knowing exactly what the client[...]

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