Keep Your Construction Crew Busy This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 2, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Winter is a time when many construction companies see a drop in consumer demand and a corresponding drop in revenue. While this can be a difficult time for some construction companies, there are things you can do to protect your business and keep your crew busy. Making the most of your winter months can help stabilize revenue and keep profits coming in.

Subfloor repair is a popular project to perform in winter. The SCRAIL® SUBLOC® PRO system from BECK can help keep your crew successfully working on subflooring. The system uses fasteners with specialized double threads for squeakless subfloors that helps keep screws in place. But before we explore subflooring further, let's delve into other options to make the most of your winter construction efforts and keep your business thriving. 


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, Nailers, subfloors, fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools, coil nailer, scrail, power tools, traditional tool, flooring, pneumatic system




Holiday Gift Help: Pneumatic Tools Are Terrific!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 25, 2023 7:15:00 AM

When it comes to fasteners, there are two ways to apply them: With traditional tools (like hammers, screwdrivers, and drills) or with pneumatic tools. Pneumatic tools might seem like a hefty upfront investment since you need both an air compressor and the tool system, but the truth is, that investment rapidly pays for itself in the form of labor savings.

Contractors using pneumatic tools can knock hours off the job with pneumatic fastener systems—and that leads to less money spent on labor, and maybe even savings that you can pass on to your clients.

The advantages are clear—but which fastener system should you get? Whether you’re treating yourself or shopping for a great gift for your favorite contractor, read below for a selection of innovative tools and systems from BECK.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, ET&F, FasCoat, scrail, power tools, traditional tool, pneumatic system, gift guide, fasco




Must Have Tools Builders Want This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 20, 2021 8:30:00 AM

If you have a builder in your life, you know that receiving a new set of power tools from a solid brand would be the ultimate gift this holiday season. There are some essential power tools that no construction kit is complete without. Luckily, BECK has your needs covered with a wide selection of rugged tools for any construction niche one might have. Let's dive into the details.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, Staplers




Social Distancing: Pandemic Leading to Housing Demand in Less Populated Areas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 14, 2020 8:22:00 AM

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there was a slight increase in the amount of new residential construction activity in low density markets. Many urban dwellers seemed to be interested in building new homes in rural areas and smaller-city suburbs to enjoy the lower cost of living and solitude. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has fueled the fire. According to the latest Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) published by the National Association of Home Builders, homeowners are flocking to low density areas to increase the distance between themselves and their neighbors.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples, Staplers




Save Time and Money with Snow Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 7, 2020 8:32:00 AM

Depending on where you are located, the snowy season is almost here. During the winter months most construction companies experience a reduction in available work. To combat the slow season, construction companies can look for new ways to help customers during the cooler months with products designed to alleviate issues associated with snow and cold weather. One great product to offer your customers is a snow fence. A snow fence serves as a barrier and prevents snow from drifting into undesirable areas. Snow fences can provide benefits to both businesses and homeowners.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples, Staplers




Don’t Get Cold Shoulders: Attic Insulation is a Must for Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 27, 2020 9:24:23 AM

Keep Out Winter’s Cold

Attic insulation helps to keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Most homeowners don’t want to pay to have their HVAC system work overtime to heat and cool the great outdoors, making attic insulation necessary. Some types of insulation are better than others depending on the geographic area and climate, but insulation in general will result in a noticeable difference in any home's interior climate. Insulation works by trapping pockets of air to slow down the movement of heat escaping the house in the winter or entering in the summer. An “R-value” is assigned to all insulation to rate how well it slows the heat transfer. The higher the number, the better.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples, Staplers




5 Keys to Better Attic Insulation Application

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 29, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Insulating a home properly is the number one way to reduce energy loss. The attic is the key to trapping warm air in a home during the winter months. Warm air rises, so without effective insulation, it will quite simply rise right out of a home. Fiberglass insulation is one of the most versatile and effective materials used to insulate attics, but insulation needs to be correctly installed to realize its full potential. A pneumatic stapler and a handy crew can mean the difference between a passable insulation job and one that will hold for years. Here are a few basic tips that can help maximize the effectiveness of insulation while minimizing the time it takes to install.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples




Choosing a Staple Gun for Your Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 14, 2020 9:35:48 AM

Choosing the right staple gun for your project can be daunting, more so, if you’re unfamiliar with the breadth of styles available. Knowing the ins and outs of stapling options can ensure you’re working as effectively and efficiently as possible. The following tips will help you decide on the type of staple gun that suits your project.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples




7 Reasons You Should Invest in High Quality Construction Tools

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

You rely on your tools. You show up every day ready to work, and your tools should be ready too. That doesn’t mean you need the highest priced tools - high price is not always synonymous with high quality in the construction industry. Sometimes the less bells and whistles the better. Your tools should be made to last, here are 7 reasons why you should invest in high quality construction tools:

  1. Your tools are the lifeblood of your business. It’s simple. You need your tools to do your job. Without them, you’re out of a job.
  2. Construction jobs are tough on your tools. Building is demanding work. Every day your tools need to stand up to repetitive, high-impact tasks. Structures need to be built soundly, which means your fasteners and materials need to be applied with force and direction.

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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Tools




What Material Is the Best for a Residential Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fencing is a great way to add privacy and curb appeal to any size residential property. Choosing a material for the fence is one of the most important decisions a homeowner will need to make, and you can help guide them after learning more about the best materials for their residential fence project.

Wood 

Wood fences are the most popular type of fence and have been around the longest. The type of style and range of colors are unlimited, and wood is a renewable resource if it has been sustainably harvested. The initial cost of a wood fence is much less than vinyl or composite, and if well-constructed, a wood fence will last for many years. Wood fences do require more maintenance than other types of fences. They need to be rinsed off on a regular basis and will need to be repainted or stained every 3-4 years. The upkeep cost of a wood fence will likely make it equal to or more expensive than the other types of fences.  


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing





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