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Doors, Your Home’s Hearty Handshake

The View - Construction

If your house had a handshake, the doors would represent its greeting. Whether it’s a high-five, hand crusher, or normal shake your doors reflect your style.

Published on March 25th, 2016 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes, Remodels

Shining a Light on Window Styles

flowers in front of window

Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon. How much it can fill your room, depends on your window. — Rumi, a historic Eastern poet A.C.T. Builders wants your custom-built or remodeled home to shine, both inside and out. And to shine, a home needs windows. Not just randomly placed windows that let in some light and little else — any builder can do that. Instead, we work to ensure that your home has well-designed, well-made and expertly installed windows, adding value, beauty and function for decades to come. Your job is to tell us which window styles out… Read the Full Post »

Published on February 18th, 2016 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

Roof Anatomy 101

Roof of House by the Ocean

The roof is the one of the main components keeping you and your family out of weather, yet the science of the roof and the pieces that go into creating a it are often taken for granted. This introductory article examines a few of the important terms that go into that all important covering.

Published on January 25th, 2016 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

A Roof Over Your Head

Composite Roof

What’s a house without a roof? In Oregon and Washington, it’s a very soggy, wet and cold place! Just as a museum would not hang a masterpiece without the perfect frame to protect and enhance it, A.C.T. Builders helps you choose the best roof for your new custom or remodeled home. The right roof on your home is like that perfect picture frame. It provides comfort and protection that complements the style, color, design, and age of your home. A great roof never just sits on top of a residence or commercial property. It enhances it, beautifies it and preserves… Read the Full Post »

Published on November 22nd, 2015 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

man assessing home

Can a dentist extract his own molar? Can a surgeon remove her own appendix? Can you act as your own general contractor? The answer to each of the above questions is: “Yes, certainly.” But the second question would be why?

Published on October 24th, 2015 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

Building a Good Rapport With Your Contractor

Handshake

You’ve decided to build a custom home or do an extensive remodel. You’ve done your homework and you have all the pieces in place – a great plan, a fabulous location, and most important, the experience of A.C.T. Builders to make your dream remodel a reality. What comes next? Construction! And with construction comes many different professionals, tradespeople, contractors, sub-contractors, and various workers into your home and onto your property. What can you do to ensure a good experience for you, your family, your contractor, your neighbors and everyone involved? Putting yourself in the construction workers’ shoes, or in this… Read the Full Post »

Published on October 12th, 2015 | 07:46pm | by Aaron Marvin | Additions, Remodels

The Art of Less Stress Moving

Room full of moving boxes

Our job at ACT Builders is to create your dream home, and we’re good at our job. We are experts at taking care of every detail to ensure your new residence is all you hoped for. So while we do our part, what can you do to lessen the stress of the upcoming move to your new home? Is there even such thing as a stress-less move? Not likely, unless you’re a hermit crab. It’s pretty much guaranteed that either moving out from your home while it is being remodeled or moving into a new home will cause a touch… Read the Full Post »

Published on July 30th, 2015 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Additions, blog, Custom Homes, Remodels

What To Do With Leftover Building Materials

House Under Construction

Leftovers from last night’s dinner are not only a money-saver, they can taste better the second time around. Leftover building materials from a custom building project or renovation are not so delightful, and can be quite bothersome to deal with. At A.C.T. Builders, we are professional contractors and would never leave your project looking like a tornado just hit from the Home Depot plastic bag factory. But the facts are, there is often some product leftover when your building project is finished. Why Leftover Building Materials? Planning for overage and the unforseen is an essential practice for any contractor. Consider… Read the Full Post »

Published on June 30th, 2015 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

The Decision to Build a Custom Home

Notebook on Table

The home of your dreams could be floating around as pictures in your mind’s eye. You see images of how you like to live and relax, raise your children, entertain your friends, pamper your family and guests, and where you would like to age with dignity. These bits and fragments of ideas can come together in reality with our help. At ACT Builders, we know how to bring your dream homes into the real world right here in Portland and Vancouver. Our first step is pulling your ideas into a housing wish list. Whether you do this with hard copy photos… Read the Full Post »

Published on May 28th, 2015 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes

10 Things to Consider Before a Home Remodel

Exterior of Old House in Need of Home Remodel

A home remodel can be one of the most rewarding and stressful events a home owner will go through. There are numerous considerations to go over before making a decision to remodel–event down to considering whether the project is worth taking on at all. We’ve assembled a series of 10 things to consider before committing time and resources to a home remodel project. A few things to consider before a home remodel Do you love the area? Even if you only plan to stay in a house for a short time, it’s important to like where you live, and it’s even better… Read the Full Post »

Published on April 29th, 2015 | 07:46pm | by shop-act | Construction, Remodels

Charlie and Aaron were introduced to me and I was very impressed with their experience and easy to communicate with style.” ~ Lee Smith

ACT Builders came in under budget with quality construction. We would unconditionally refer them to anyone building a home. Follow-up has been quick on the few items we noticed needing attention.” ~ Wally and Janelle

About A.C.T. Builders

We are an award winning, premiere custom home builder & contractor serving Vancouver, WA; SW Washington; and the Portland Metro area. We specialize in custom home building, home remodels, and commercial construction projects. Utilizing our years of construction industry experience, we pride ourselves on providing quality solutions for each of our clients.

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Can Termites Ruin Your Home?

There is nothing quite as relaxing as coming home from a long drive or commute and getting close to your house. The streets are familiar, you know the houses so well, and your car practically drives itself home. You may pass by…

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