Stair Stringer Installation

February 7, 2019 by Matt Weber Back to my ongoing stair remodel… A funny thing happened on the way to installing the remaining treads: Everything went haywire. I’ll try to sum it up as succinctly as possible: After removing the old treads on the upper flight of the staircase, I Continue Reading

Stair Rail Removal

Getting back to my ongoing staircase remodel… I already replaced the lower flight of the split-level stair treads, but I couldn’t replace the upper flight before first removing the handrail. So, this next phase of the project called for some orderly demolition. Here’s the old stair rail, which appears nicer Continue Reading

Stair Tread Installation

Our last blog post showed how to remove wooden stair treads. This post will show how to install the new treads, which were provided by L.J. Smith Stair Systems. When I removed the treads, I found the stair stringers had been shimmed level with oak blocks (indicated with red arrow) Continue Reading

Why Your Roof Vents are Important

Photo © Master Flow (guest post by Adrian Brito) You may not realize it, but roof vents are vital for maintaining a healthy roof and for keeping your home’s electric bills under control. We’re going to look at the purpose of roof vents and how they affect your house. What Continue Reading