Category: Building News

What is McBride’s Design/Build Difference

What is design/build? Design/build is a method you can use on your next construction project that assigns one firm to do the design and construction. This is a different approach from the traditional construction process, where you would hire an architectural firm to design a structure, and then request bids from contractors to build the […]

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McBride Construction Inc. Wins 2018 Builder of the Year Award

Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan Presents its Annual Awards at Dinner at Stafford’s Perry Hotel Executive Officer, Eric Leister “Builder of the Year” was presented to McBride Construction for strong leadership in promoting the mission of the association.  McBride also received a “Special Tribute” Award from the State of Michigan, signed by State Representative, Lee Chatfield. “Associate […]

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What to Consider When Hiring a Contractor

Trying to hire the right contractor to work on your home can sometimes be a daunting task. As a homeowner, if you don’t hire someone with the right qualifications, you can put yourself at risk. Before you hire a contractor, make sure you have completely researched him/her and his/her company. Here are some important credentials […]

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Value in what you don’t see: Foam Insulation Around Windows

Part of the value of hiring McBride Construction, Inc. is in the hidden details. At McBride Construction, we make it a point to to go the extra mile and ensure that even the unseen areas of your home are finished correctly. Case in point, we utilize foam insulation around every window we install. Historically, the […]

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Lighting Considerations for Your Home

Photo credit When you remodel your home, lighting is an important consideration, from functionality to aesthetics. Quite typically, most rooms in your older home will offer only a single fixture mounted on the ceiling. Even if you place free standing lamps about the room, deep shadows continue to fill the corners. Meal preparation in the […]

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The Importance of a Dust Free Site While Remodeling

Any remodeling project on a home built before 1978 requires special certification and specific practices to contain asbestos and lead-based paint. Add to this the fact that we strive to keep our clients’ homes dust free during remodeling projects and you’ll see why McBride Construction takes the containment of dust seriously. In fact, McBride Construction […]

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Value in what you don’t see: Squeaky Floors

It can be a challenge to sell a new client on a project where it does not involve new kitchen cabinets or new cement board siding in Barn Red with white trims. My point is, there is value in working with a professional remodeler who does the unseen improvements that enhance your home. One example […]

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Cost vs. Value of Home Remodeling in Michigan

If you’re like many of my clients you are contemplating an upgrade or remodel to your home. I am often asked which projects will provide the greatest return on investment, and you may be surprised at what you’ll hear. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 cost vs. value report for our area of Michigan, projects with Greatest […]

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Today, as people search for new ways to save money, they don’t often realize the great savings that energy efficient homes can provide. And there’s more to it than just reducing energy bills. It’s a time-proven method of protecting our health and our environment. It may take a small investment to make your home energy […]

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How to Prevent Ice Dams in Northern Michigan

Those picturesque icicles hanging from the roofs of Northern Michigan homes have the potential to cause significant damage to homes. How? In the winter, when warm air inside the house seeps into the unheated attic, it creates warm areas on the roof. When that melting snow on the roof moves down the roof slope it […]

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