Friday, September 10, 2010
We will be at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum tomorrow for a Historic Trades Fair (Saturday, September 11, 2010) from 9-5pm. Location is right at the Schifferstadt Museum at 1110 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701. We will be featuring some of the furniture and cabinetry work that Paul and our company has built, along with a slide show and photos of other completed historical preservations, home additions and custom home projects as part of the Frederick County Homes Trades Fair. We were invited by one of the areas prominent Architect firms. This event is planned to coincide with the City of Frederick’s “In the Streets” Festival.
Posted by Harmon Builders at 9:54 AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Harmon Builders, LLC is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). We have a LEED certified associate who can perform a 'Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design' evaluation to qualify your new building or home project for those customers seeking LEED certification for tax credits, etc. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures.
Posted by Joel Y. at 9:42 AM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Have you ever had your home tested for Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally underground from rock such as granite or quartzite. It is important to know the levels of Radon in your home that may be emitting from the ground, into your basement and throughout the rest of your home. There are inexpensive Radon test kits that can be purchased directly from this web site. FYI: An individual home can measure contrasting Radon levels from the next, so, it is a good idea to check the status regardless of what your neighbor's/area readings may be. Early detection can be critical to you and your family's future health! Its Winter and we're experiencing colder than normal temperatures. Here are a few steps that may help you save on your heating and electric bills during the winter months and to further safeguard your home. Check your outdoor heating units in the cooler months, to be sure they're operating well. The unit fans can become frozen when ice melts onto the unit and then is followed by subsequent freezing temperatures. Simply pour boiling water onto the ice while the fan is off, will free the fan and allow it run properly again. Check the condensate (water) line from the exterior to interior unit of your HVAC system. With below freezing temperatures, this water line can freeze and then potentially overheat the condensate pump located near your basement HVAC unit. Check gutters for any debris from trees, etc., after a storm and snow/ice thaw. Clean gutters can improve water flow and lessen the backup of debris in icy months. Place a rolled-up blanket or cylindrical bean bag at the site of an exterior door threshold if you experience a draft. This can help keep the cool air out and keep warm air from escaping. These items may seem obvious but can help save you money on your monthly utility bills and avoid any future home repairs. An ounce of prevention...is worth a pound of cure!
Posted by Joel Y. at 3:30 PM
Friday, January 15, 2010
Harmon Builders was selected to appear in the winter 2010 issue of Green Business Quarterly magazine. The company was nominated for its approach to innovative green building, history, concept and motivation in today's 'green' building market. GBQ has created a lively and respected forum for green companies throughout the country. These efforts and recognition for companies like Harmon Builders are the future and cornerstone of sustainable building and business.
Posted by Joel Y. at 7:46 PM