David Allen
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Company
Caledonia Construction Company
Professional Certification
EPA/HUD RRP Certified Renovator, InstallationMasters Certification
Professional Interests
Home Performance Improvement
Building Retrofit
Website URL
http://caledoniaconstruction.com
Blog URL
http://retrofitboston.com
Twitter ID
davidhallen
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http://facebook.com/caledoniaconstruction
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhallen
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How To Make The Right Evaluation

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 9:55am 0 Comments

Thinking of convincing the homeowner that you are the right contractor for the window replacement project? Make sure that you are prepared to demonstrate that you have the knowledge to evaluate the problem correctly. The customer wants and expects to perceive this quickly or you will not be selected for the follow-up. So, to ensure your business is the one selected for that coveted follow-up session, it is critical to showcase your knowledge and experience, the two fundamental factors that say… Continue

Have You Adjusted Your Thinking to Green?

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Over the past couple of years I have attended many seminars mostly on topics relating to green building and the environment. In truth, I was determined to make good use of the construction down time, in this economy, with a goal to learning as much as I could about home performance improvement. One such seminar taught me that the terms sustainable building and green construction have become more than simple buzz words, they have become policies promoted by the government. Policies which at…

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Discover the Solutions for Drafty Uncomfortable Homes

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

The energy efficiency movement is starting to impact the awareness of how the indoor conditions of an existing building can be greatly improved. Homeowners who once dread the winter months and thought that they had to live with the pain of a drafty uncomfortable home are now increasingly seeking to improve these homes.

This search often brought homeowners out into the marketplace looking for solutions and the best professional help. As a result, we are…

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The New Rules of Home Improvement

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Many homeowners are beginning to recognize the higher standards that are being demanded from home improvement contractors.The new rules of certification, accreditation and independent verification have complemented well the old ways of selecting a contractor so that the two establish a benchmark that bodes well for the professional perception of the industry. It is not a coincidence that in 2010 credentialing and training organizations have achieved their highest…

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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Sean Lintow proposed rails and clips (re: first comment in this discussion), but in the context of…"
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Brad Cook replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"I missed where the suggestion for rails came in. The plywood would not need any rails. 4+ inches is…"
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"I'm a little confused about the necessity and purpose of using support rails if working on…"
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"If you insulate master bedroom and family room from below, you definitely need more R-value than…"
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Brad, I was only talking about using EPS between the ridges, if necessary, to conform to bolts.…"
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Brad Cook replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"It kind of depends on the PIC. Not all insulation is made the same. Here in VT (and all of New…"
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Filling those shallow valleys with rigid foam not only prevents primary foam panels from…"
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Brad Cook replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Bill, you just posted a number of responses in different areas of the thread. I will try to respond…"
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