Sustainable Home Design: Thinking Globally as You Build Locally

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Sustainable Home Design: Thinking Globally as You Build Locally

Solar Panels

Building a custom home or remodeling an existing home is not a small undertaking. Your emotions are involved, as too are your finances. You want to get it right, nailing down every detail, to ensure your dream home is the perfect place to live your life. But besides your personal needs and wishes, there’s another factor that is becoming more and more of an issue when you build a custom home or do a major remodel. That is your home’s impact on the environment, both locally and globally. Known also as sustainable design, green building is not just about saving… Read the Full Post »

Published on June 15th, 2017 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

Your Kitchen Remodel Needs a Checklist

High end kitchen remodel

A kitchen, in theory, is merely a room where food preparation takes place. But we all know that real kitchens are so much more. They are places to relax and refresh. Childhood memories created in kitchens are some of the most vivid memories we have. It’s where homework gets done, families regroup, soccer teams are fed and where friends bond over food and libations. Preparing for Your Dream Kitchen If it’s now time for you to build your dream kitchen, you’re probably very excited, yet a bit nervous too. You’ve been looking through design magazines, peeking at friend’s kitchens, and… Read the Full Post »

Published on February 28th, 2017 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Construction, Remodels

Spotting Red Flags When Buying a Home

Woman searching on internet

You’re looking for a home. It’s a tight market. How do you locate a home while spotting red flags that an older house can sometimes bring?

Published on December 6th, 2016 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Construction, 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 | 01:09pm | 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 | 01:09pm | 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 | 01:09pm | 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 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, 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 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

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 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Construction, Remodels

Choosing a Custom Home Builder

Embarking on a custom home project is one of the most exciting things a homeowner can be a part of. There are, of course, lots of things to consider, but at the top of the list is choosing the right home builder for your project. All builders work a bit differently from one another, and choosing the right one can be critical to the success of your project. Working with a team that produces high quality work is great, but if they can’t (or won’t) communicate with you in a timely fashion you can quickly end up feeling disconnected from… Read the Full Post »

Published on September 30th, 2014 | 01:09pm | by shop-act | Construction, Custom Homes

We cannot say enough good things about Charlie Marvin and his son Aaron. It was a pleasure working with both of them. Throughout the construction they were both on top of everything, from scheduling of subcontractors to the delivery of all the materials.” ~ Hal and Joy

I want to thank ACT again for the fabulous remodel that they completed in my kitchen. I've been pleased with the entire process, from the initial bid to the final install. I can't tell you how much I appreciated the time frame in which they completed the job.” ~ Lewellen Kitchen

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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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