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Why Hudson Remodeling focuses so strongly on jobsite safety

Posted 25 October 2017 by Team Hudson

The crew at Hudson Remodeling aren’t only satisfied with quality home remodeling work that closely matches the homeowner’s vision. We also like the construction process itself to be as stress-free as possible.

It’s why we create accurate schedules, pay close attention to budget and communicate carefully with customers. It’s also why we do what we can to ensure that jobsites are workspaces are orderly and organized.

Fewer tripping hazards means that most accidents can be avoided, and secured construction materials means that falls are far less likely.

Simply put, a cleaner, more orderly jobsite is a safer one, and that’s what Hudson strives for on every job.

Safety is the reason that work crews engage in regular safety meetings, both on the jobsites and off. At these meetings, team leaders ensure that crews are up to date on company (and OSHA) policy regarding scaffolding, head protection, ladders, fall protection, eye safety, proper communication and more.

According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction workers are at a higher risk for fatal injury than are workers in other industries. It’s not surprising, given the nature of construction work. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, and Hudson Remodeling takes every possible step to ensure its workers are safe.

It’s not just worker safety that’s at stake. Naturally, homeowners often want to visit the sites to see how work on their homes is progressing. The safest place is always away from the site, of course, but when homeowners do visit, Hudson Remodeling crews want to ensure they are as safe as possible while they check out the exciting work being done to the homes they love. A clean jobsite and adherence to jobsite safety rules go a long way toward making that happen. Hudson also works with homeowners to ensure that they respect the jobsite boundaries to keep both themselves and crew members safe.

For construction and remodeling work that’s held to the highest of standards — both in the quality of work and in the safety of the jobsite — contact Hudson Remodeling in Bellingham. We are 100-percent committed to every home improvement and remodeling project we take on, and we always assure customers of our best work. It’s one reason we get reviews like this: “Thank you for all your hard work, patience and professionalism. Your responsiveness was unsurpassed by your peers in the community. I cannot thank you enough for providing quality service; more importantly, trustworthy service.” See what other Whatcom and Skagit County customers have had to say about our performance.

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Opportunity available: Lead carpenter

Posted 11 May 2017 by Team Hudson

Love doing good construction work but tired of chasing down your own leads? Want a reliable source of income doing work you can be proud of?

Hudson Remodeling, a high-end remodeling contractor working in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties, has an opportunity available for a quality craftsman:

Kitchen remodeling, Bellingham WALead carpenter: Hudson Remodeling is looking for an experienced, detail-driven carpenter who is reliable and energetic. Applicants should also:

  • Be friendly, professional with customers and have a strong work ethic
  • Have experience in residential remodeling including window & door installation, framing, tile installation, cabinet and trim work
  • Understand and appreciate workplace safety guidelines
  • Be able to work together as a team or independently
  • Have reliable transportation and a cell phone
  • Pass mandatory drug testing and a criminal background check

Wages: $22+ per hour, DOE, plus paid holidays and vacation time; medical after two months. Apply by sending your resume to remodeling2@comcast.net.

If you’re interested in the lead carpenter opportunity, check out Hudson Remodeling online via our website or Facebook page and then contact us at remodeling2@comcast.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Feature Project: Water damage repaired with style at Ferndale, WA home

Posted 26 August 2016 by Team Hudson

Remember that time you invited your friends over on a rainy night and they got soaked while standing UNDER the cover of a deck at your door?

Some recent Ferndale clients certainly do. That’s why they called us to remove their sieve of an unused balcony and replace it with something that would look good while also protecting their friends and neighbors.

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We drove out to take a look. Years of rain infiltration had left the balcony in a soggy state. The railing was sagging, and the beams were exhibiting water damage.

The plan of attack was simple. They decided to have our construction crews demolish part of the old structure and, since the balcony wasn’t being used anyway, replace it with a new roof with covered soffit.

Tip: We recently did another water damage repair at a Bellingham condo. If you suspect that water is getting where it shouldn’t, give Hudson Remodeling a call! Water damage around your home can be common in Whatcom County, but it’s definitely not something you want to ignore for long.

Photo Aug 12, 2 24 48 PMAt the core of the old brick columns was wood that had begun rotting away, so we replaced the columns with new wood wrapped in easy-to-care-for PVC. We were even able to use that same PVC to add a little detail to the trim at the tops and bottoms of the posts, as you can see in the photos.

Because the deck was going away, the old sliding glass door was now obsolete. Wanting to maximize the amount of natural light coming into the home, the door was replaced with a new window. We also took off the green shutters on all of the windows and replaced them with black shutters to match the gorgeous entry door.

Now, there’s no more water leaking at the entry or birds nesting in the floor joists of the old deck!

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If you’re tired of leaky decks — leaky anything, really — giving your guests a bad impression, consider hiring a licensed and experienced remodeling contractor like Hudson Remodeling. We’ll make sure the job is done well, safely and on time. Here’s a little info on what you can expect from us when you give us a call. And to see what we can do, check out this gallery of other home remodeling jobs we’ve done.

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Choosing the right type of deck for your home

Posted 26 May 2015 by Team Hudson

Trex is the world’s #1 decking brand and the inventor of wood-alternative composite decking. Trex is known for being a low-maintenance, high-performance building material that can easily handle outdoor elements for decades.

Trex Deck

Photo Credit: Trex.com

Hudson Remodeling has worked with composite decking material like Trex in residential projects (sample here)—it’s definitely a decking material of choice, especially for use around Whatcom and Skagit County homes.

Composite decking imitates the natural beauty of wood, but leaves behind all rotting and splintering—and the surface is comfy to walk on with bare feet. These long-lasting building products offer superior durability and performance that homeowners just can’t get from wood.

Composite decking may cost a bit more upfront, but it is more cost-effective in the long run because of its low maintenance costs—composite decks never needs staining or painting.  Maintenance can be as easy as an annual pressure wash treatment.

What’s more, Trex decking is made from 95% recycled materials, making it an environmentally-friendly choice many homeowners feel great about.

Hudson Remodeling Deck

Photo Credit: Hudson Remodeling

Want to try building a Trex deck on your own? Know there some challenges to be aware of. One of the most common problems that DIY-ers encounter when building their own deck is that they forget composite decking expands and contracts with heat and cold. The right amount of space should be allowed between each board. Experience working with the product, or taking time to educate yourself before starting a DIY deck project, will reduce waste and the headache of having to repair/redo a deck down the road.

Contact Hudson Remodeling if you’d prefer to spend weekends relaxing on your custom deck instead of building one—know it will be built to last and built right the first time.

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Custom Decks for Outdoor Entertaining

Posted 1 June 2014 by Team Hudson

Whatcom County summers bring eternal daylight – long, sunny days that last long into the night are the perfect occasion for outdoor entertaining.

Having a deck to celebrate these summer nights on is a great way to bring together friends, family and neighbors…and to enjoy this wonderful place we call home.

There are many beautiful and customizable deck designs out there. If you want to make your home a go-to place for summer entertaining, here are some points to consider before calling a contractor to build your new custom deck.

Lake Whatcom Deck

(photo credit: Hudson Remodeling)

Decks and large porches can increase a home’s curb appeal. Having a space outside where homeowners can sit and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Baker, Lake Whatcom, or even territorial property views can be a great selling point for a home.

Even a simple expanded entry porch where you can sit and enjoy a cup of morning coffee while reading the newspaper can be a perfect addition to your home.

By adding a custom deck, you can also increase the living and entertaining areas of your home. Some deck designs, like shown above and below, combine indoor and outdoor living spaces to improve function and flow.

Deck

(photo credit: Houzz.com)

If your home has an older deck, it may be time to make updates to ensure it is safe for family and guests. Many older decks are unsafe due to rotting wood or staircase and railing designs that no longer fit current safety standards. A licensed contractor can design and build your new deck so it is in line with the most current safety standards.

Modern day deck manufacturers, such as Trex, offer wood-alternative composite decking that is longer lasting and lower maintenance (see sample below). The material looks like wood and comes in various styles and colors to meet anyone’s tastes. They will cost more to install but in the long run, these decks are more cost-effective because they require less repairs and upkeep.

Hudson Remodeling Trex Deck

(photo credit: Hudson Remodeling)

Decks are also completely customizable for things such as seating, grills and hot tubs. At Hudson Remodeling, we will design and build custom decks that match your vision and needs whether you want to use it for large group entertaining or as a private space.

The options for custom deck design are nearly infinite – you can check out many ideas for inspiring decks, such as the one below, on Houzz.com.

Outdoor Deck

(photo credit: Houzz.com)

Contact Charlie Hudson today to discuss updating your current deck or having a new one added to your Whatcom or Skagit County home.

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