Sustainable Home Design: Thinking Globally as You Build Locally

Category: Custom Homes

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 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

Establishing Curb Appeal

Does your house have curb appeal? Does it put a smile on your face when you arrive home? Does it stand out in your neighborhood as an example of good design, solid construction and beautiful landscaping? Many people try to build these things into their home, but only when they decide to sell it! Why improve your home for the next family, when A.C.T. Builders can give you “curb appeal” right now? How do we define curb appeal? It means different things in different neighborhoods, because it definitely takes the surroundings into consideration. For some houses, more than aesthetic improvements are… Read the Full Post »

Published on May 16th, 2017 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Custom Homes

The Difference Between Paint Finishes

Brush Painting Finish

One of the hardest decisions you will have to make for your new home or remodel are paint finishes. You look at them each day, so it’s important to know which options are best when it comes to your paint.

Published on October 26th, 2016 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Additions, blog, Custom Homes, Remodels

Painting That’s Not Painful

Painting roller on wall

You’ve just purchased or built your dream home and now it’s time to make it your own—which usually means painting. Selecting that perfect color, however, can be a challenge.

Published on July 28th, 2016 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Additions, Custom Homes, Remodels

What Do They Mean by “Good Bones”?

We often hear the term, “the house has good bones”, but what is meant by that statement and how do you know if your house meets those standards?

Published on June 27th, 2016 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes, Remodels

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 | 12:00pm | 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 | 12:00pm | 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 | 12:00pm | 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 | 12:00pm | 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 | 12:00pm | by shop-act | Additions, Construction, Custom Homes, Remodels

During the construction of our home my husband and I were stationed on a project in CO; A.C.T. completed the home with without our direct presence. These people are professional and the quality of their work is outstanding. Overall it was a great experience, and we are glad that we’ve chosen ACT Builders to build our house. Everything they told us they would do, they did. This was definitely an above board, satisfactory experience.” ~ The View Clients

ACT Builders did a fantastic job on our home construction. They’ve managed to complete the project on time and within budget. The entire process was flawless. Charlie and Aaron offered great advice on our project. Many of their creative ideas were then implemented into our house. The communication between ourselves and their team was great.” ~ The View 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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