Category Archives: Building Tips

Energy Efficiency & Air Quality

Energy Efficiency:  You want to save on your energy bills and we do too.   You can start with a few simple, inexpensive do it yourself projects like installing cellular shades.  Before you do anything major though,  you should seek the … Continue reading

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Builder Licensing in Maine

The Maine Contractors & Builders Alliance has a list of Certified Builders.   Do you know what that means?   Maine doesn’t have a licensing law yet, so the Maine Contractors and Builders Alliance have enabled their members to take courses in … Continue reading

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Lead Paint – What You Need to Know

Was your home built prior to 1978?  Are you renovating or remodeling?  If so, your contractor, plumber, painter, etc needs to be certified and should give you a copy of this pamphlet.  Click on the link below to get your … Continue reading

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Residential Sprinkler Systems – See the difference for yourself

Here is a link to a video with a demonstration burn, with and without fire sprinkler   Interview with Gerald Leach of Northeast Fire Sprinkler Corporation in Waldoboro by Daggett Builders, Inc.    The number one reason to have a … Continue reading

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Radon Mitigation

Christopher Robinson, owner of Daggett Builders, Inc attended a Radon Class last summer in preparation for the new Building Codes.    Although radon mitigation will increase the cost of new construction, there are several advantages to the homeowner.  First of all, as new … Continue reading

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Best Price, High Quality, Great Service : Can You Have It All?

Best Price / Great Service / High Quality –   Think about McDonalds, which two do they have?  Is it realistic to expect all three?  Which two do you want most? Is your budget really tight?   Hire a professional to handle the difficult parts of the project … Continue reading

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Residential Sprinkler Systems – Rockland’s Assistant Fire Chief Offers Some Advice

Residential Sprinklers Systems.  Knowledge that could save your life.  by Daggett Builders, Inc   A Residential Fire Sprinkler System is slated to be standard code effective January 2011.   While it may not be mandatory where you live, it is certainly worth … Continue reading

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What is a Lien Release? How Does It Protect You?

You hire a contractor and assume that he will pay his suppliers and subcontractors.   Most contractors are honest and you will never have a problem. However, things can change quickly in a tough economy.   Not all honest contractors are good business people.  … Continue reading

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References – Do You Check Them?

Simple Steps to Help You Get the Information You Need From Your Contractor’s References   Many homeowners want to check references but they aren’t sure what questions to ask.   Often, people don’t even bother to check references. They believe … Continue reading

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Roof As An Architectural Element

The primary function of a roof is to protect the home. It is also the most important architectural element, in my opinion.  A roof adds charm like no other feature and charm sells. A simple home with a beautiful, well … Continue reading

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