Fail Friday

TopInstallers presents Fail Friday #1 – highlighting renovation fails every week

In the premiere Fail Friday post, TopInstallers.com explores an awesome example of a renovation project gone wrong. This wood flooring fail example is from YouTube user 0ronrel0 in Florida and hits some of the main challenges both pro's and ... [Continue Reading]

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Learn from the Top 10 Mistakes Homeowners Can Make During a Renovation Project

Renovating your home is a tough job, whether you’re doing it yourself or calling in the professionals. Homeowners can make plenty of mistakes, particularly if they’re tackling a renovation for the first time or generally unsure of the steps they need ... [Continue Reading]

pool deck

Decking Inspections – Where do decks typically fail?

The National Association of Decking and Railings has an excellent article (originally written by Anne W. West for Professional Deck Builders Magazine) on what inspectors look for when reviewing decking projects.  An inspection now can save expensive ... [Continue Reading]

Tile Setter

Insurance Considerations – What Should Contractors and Installers Carry?

When operating a small contracting or handyman business, many pro's choose minimal insurance coverage to save money.  While this understandable because cash flow in a small business is key to survival, it also carries a few risks you might not have ... [Continue Reading]

cabin deck

“Check Your Deck” campaign by NADRA and end of season outdoor living tips

May is the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) Deck Safety Month, but it is a good idea to check your deck at the end of the summer season too.  Before the rain comes, it is smart to inspect for any rot, stain issues or see if ... [Continue Reading]

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Home Improvement ROI – Lessons Learned from Renovations Completed 30 Years Ago

When I was 5 years old, my parents bought their dream home.   It was almost brand new, but had been extensively renovated by the prior owners.  Though located in a mid-market suburb, the home had a beautiful view, and was remodeled with a SubZero and ... [Continue Reading]

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