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Quick Tip! Kits + Presets

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Kits and Presets are two powerful tools to help aid you in your takeoffs. Once properly set up, they’ll save you a ton of time by preselecting material assignments and…

Show What You Mean

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A picture is worth a thousand words…so use them! If you work on material takeoffs and estimating or do any other work with the construction industry, you’ve likely been more…

Lap Siding – Revealing how it works

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When we discuss Siding we are talking about a huge category.  Fortunately most of them are pretty straight forward and rely on a straight square foot to board size conversion.  …

PET vs. Pre-cut Studs

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PET and Pre-cuts—same thing, right? Well, yes and no. PET refers to “precision end trimmed” lumber which just means that the boards are cut to a stricter tolerance than normal…

The Importance of Lumber Optimization

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No matter how you cut it, optimizing your lumber lists is key to success in the construction industry. Too little lumber causes unnecessary delays, and too much lumber creates extra…

Pitch Adjusted Measurements

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A pitch adjusted measurement refers to a measurement from a 2-dimensional plan that factor in a slope. When reading a set of plans, these materials need to factor in the…