Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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"As you build on the ocean, you have to pick products that hold up to the salt air," Davitt says. "And you have to understand that the rain comes sideways, not straight down. You have high wind situations all of the time, so your fashing details are critical. You have to really understand the weather on the coastline." Hurricane straps are required by code. Tey tie all of the exterior walls together from the foundation on up to the roof. But the strict requirements of coastal construction do not eliminate the ability to innovate creatively. Knowing that water views and outdoor access were important as was simultaneously providing a good defense against harsh air and weather, Davitt designed a three-panel sliding door with a large fxed window in the center. Tere are four of these units across the main level of the home and a ffth on the top foor in the master suite. No manufacturer ofered the exact design that Davitt sought, so his Andersen window supplier created them as custom items. A TRULY SPECIAL PROJECT Davitt says this project is certainly in his top 10 most satisfying projects. Te clients gave good direction and their budget — approximately $1.8 million including In the renovation, the kitchen, dining and living spaces were integrated. Locating the range in the custom teak island allows the cook to interact with others in the kitchen while entertaining. The see-through cabinet responds to the client's request to see the wide-screen TV while preparing meals. 22 June 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com PROJECTS: Design Solutions The Speed You Need Regardless of the job or project, you don't want a construction adhesive to slow you down. You need it to set fast, have excellent strength, and reliably work on a variety of building materials, so you can move on to the next task and not worry about call-backs. Titebond Fast Set delivers the bond you want, with the strength and speed you need. titebond.com/FastSet For more info circle 58

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