Welcome!

Welcome to the WDB Builders Website

My name is Hershel Johnsville Walker and I owned and ran WDB Builders for over 30 years.  Started in 1978 and basically ending in 2010 when I retired, WDB was my life.  As a general

Our First Project - October 1978

Our First Project – October 1978

contractor we built everything from homes to barns, libraries to factories, and sheds to banks.  In those years I learned a ton about building and construction.  What my wife calls, “a lifetime of experience”.

After I retired, I took 6 months off to travel the country in my RV.  When I got back I had 30 years worth of paperwork and information to go through.  I also had a website, wbdbuilders.com.  When I got the notice to renew the website, my wife thought it would be a great idea if I started a blog.  A blog about construction so I could spread my years of knowledge among the world wide web.

Honestly it has been slow going.  I’m a slow typer and the old brain doesn’t work as good as it used to.  But I’m trying!  I hope to write a few articles a month about different home projects and construction topics.  In the mean time along with this blog I am also consulting for a replacement window and siding company out of Chicago called Innovative Home Concepts.  And of course I am enjoying my retirement time with my wife Judy and our two

Our Winne!

Our Winne!

babies, Molly and Sammie (golden labs) traveling here and there in our Winnebago.

 

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Replacement Windows – Getting The Best Prices

Get the Best Bang for Your Window Replacement Dollars

Are you thinking about window replacement for your home? If you are, there are many reasons that you should do this. If you have single pane windows, more than likely your electric bill, and your gas bill, are much higher than they should be.best window replacement prices You need to be able to cut back on the amount energy that you are spending each and every month, and the best way to do this is quite energy-efficient windows installed right away. However, the price of doing this can often be quite high. It depends upon how many windows you need to replace, and the quality that you will be purchasing. It also depends upon whether or not you are doing this yourself, or you are allowing someone else to install them for you. In this article, we will look at different ways to save money when getting replacement windows today.

Replacement windows can be purchased at your local home improvement store. Every now and then, they will offer an occasional sale allowing you to save hundreds of dollars on your purchase. You will want to speak with someone at the store to make sure that you are getting the right ones for your home. Double pane double hung windows are usually the best ones to choose simply because they are the most energy-efficient. You also want to choose windows that are not made of metal because they will allow heat and cold to conduct easily in and out of your home. Once you have made the proper selection, and if there is a sale occurring, you should be able to purchase them at a significant discount and start the installation process right away.

If you are going to use a contractor to do this for you, then you will want to get several bids before you choose a professional to do the install. Unfortunately, depending upon the time of the year, it may be a few weeks before they can actually do the job. That’s why getting multiple bids in a short amount of time will allow you to choose the contractor or window installation specialist that will not only give you the best price, but be able to help you get this done in the shortest amount of time. You might want to check the Better Business Bureau to make sure that they are qualified and licensed to do the work. Once this occurs, you can use their services for your replacement windows project that you have in mind.

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Vinyl Siding Is Easy To Maintain

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Vinyl Siding

new exterior makes all the differenceSiding is the outer covering that is applied to a building to help protect the structure from damage from the sun, water and other elements. It is also considered material that can be added to a building to increase curb appeal, and therefore increase the resale value of the property.

Siding can be formed with vertical or horizontal boards and it is available in several different types of materials including:

•    Vinyl (Plastic)
•    Wood
•    Metal

The covering can also be applied to a home or building directly, or it can be added to another layer and then applied to the building.

Vinyl is a popular choice for siding with homeowners because it can update the exterior of a home instantly without the use of paint. This type of siding is very durable and can last for many years when properly cared for. However, there are several factors that homeowners should consider before they place vinyl siding on their home.

For more information about home improvement and siding in specific, visit innovative home concepts.

Vinyl Siding Is Cost Effective

This type of siding is more affordable long term when you consider the expense of repairing wood and repainting every few years. The initial cost of the vinyl siding will be based on the size of the home and the thickness of the siding. Vinyl siding can also help reduce your heating and cooling bills because the siding acts as additional insulation around the home.

Vinyl siding does not fade from the prolong exposure to the elements like painted surfaces do. The only type of maintenance that is required for vinyl siding to stay newer looking longer is to pressure wash the siding every year. Some homeowners choose to pressure wash their siding twice a year.

Just like there are advantages to adding vinyl siding to your home, there are also several disadvantages to installing vinyl siding.

Vinyl Siding May Not Withstand Harsh Weather Conditions

While it is true that vinyl siding can stand up well against the elements, it is not as durable as wood siding in extreme weather conditions. High winds and heavy rains may cause the siding to peel away from the building. When the vinyl siding is damaged on your building, you will not be able to replace the individual boards, the entire panel will need to be replaced.

Vinyl Siding Can Hold Moisture

Moisture can become trapped within the vinyl siding between the boards and the panel. The dark and moist environment is the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and insects.

Vinyl siding is an excellent alternative to painting your home or building. It is easy to install and can increase the value of your home.

Reference for this article came from this Home improvement company.

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Joliet Gutter Contractor Reviewed

Gutters, Downspouts, and Gutter Guards

In the city of Joliet Illinois there are many good contractors.  But none are as thorough and efficient as Gutter Shutter.

Watch this video to see a real customer review their services.  Then when it is time for you to hire a rain gutter specialist you will know who to call.

Some things to look for in a good quality company are:

  • Long Track Record
  • Good Reviews Online
  • References and Jobs you can look at
  • They respond when you call
  • Properly insured

If the contractor you are researching has the above qualification, it is a pretty good indication that that company is decent.  But remember, even the best companies can have off days.  Always do your research.  Always check references.  And always confirm all information that the company gives you.  Protect yourself from a bad experience.

For more information check out the following:

http://guttershutterchicago.com

http://www.kudzu.com/m/Innovative-Home-ConceptsInc-16633581

http://homedepot.com

 

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3779 Cherry Hill Northwood Ohio 43619


3779 Cherry Hill Northwood Ohio 43619
Brand new carpet throughout! Entire interior freshly painted! Replacement windows, slider off dining and master bedroom. Great deck overlooking fenced back yard. Family room on lower level with full bath 3rd bedroom. Homeowners Assoc gives you access to in ground pool, club house, tennis courts refuse collection. Truly move in ready plus home warranty offered.

http://www.homezonemedia.com/Etour.html/TOURID/136643

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Introducing the New T4 Programmable Thermostat | Honeywell


Introducing the New T4 Programmable Thermostat | Honeywell
Introducing the new Honeywell T4 programmable room thermostat, a simple, smart, and efficient heating control for all applications.

To find out more information on our Wi-Fi thermostats, visit us at wifithermostat.com

Follow Honeywell Home:
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Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8Ue7woBYyFF5Ki1JamUQQ?sub_confirmation=1

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/honeywellnow

Learn more at http://www.honeywellnow.com/

Like Honeywell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneywellNow

Find out about careers at Honeywell: http://hwll.co/LinkedInCareers

Welcome to the official YouTube page for Honeywell Home products.

Mission:
Honeywell is constantly innovating while building products and solutions designed to make life more simple and more comfortable.

Company Overview:
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on performance, quality, delivery, value and technology in everything we make and do.

We are building a world that’s safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. We are Honeywell.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Honeywell

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Chronic & Destructive Door Leak: Episode 2


Chronic & Destructive Door Leak: Episode 2
The team at Handyman Matters undertakes another home repair project, replacing a damaged door threshold to eliminate a destructive leak. The final step in the threshold repair is to caulk the new threshold to prevent any potential future leaks. The culprit of the water damage was a leaking gutter, after cleaning the gutters, the joints were also caulked to eliminate additional leaks above the door.

Door Thresholds: http://amzn.to/2d4y3I1
Sill Nosing: http://amzn.to/2dpufkd
Instant Gutter Seal: http://amzn.to/2d7NI5q

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Applying LePage QUAD MAX on James Hardie ColorPlus Siding


Applying LePage QUAD MAX on James Hardie ColorPlus Siding
Learn More about LePage QUAD MAX at lepage.com/quad

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Installing the Honeywell T4R Wireless Thermostat | Honeywell


Installing the Honeywell T4R Wireless Thermostat | Honeywell
A look at how to professionally install the Honeywell T4R wireless programmable thermostat. The new Honeywell T4R thermostat is a simple, smart, and efficient heating control system for all your needs.

To find out more information on our Wi-Fi thermostats, visit us at wifithermostat.com

Follow Honeywell Home:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Honeywell_Home
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/honeywellhome

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8Ue7woBYyFF5Ki1JamUQQ?sub_confirmation=1

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/honeywellnow

Learn more at http://www.honeywellnow.com/

Like Honeywell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneywellNow

Find out about careers at Honeywell: http://hwll.co/LinkedInCareers

Welcome to the official YouTube page for Honeywell Home products.

Mission:
Honeywell is constantly innovating while building products and solutions designed to make life more simple and more comfortable.

Company Overview:
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on performance, quality, delivery, value and technology in everything we make and do.

We are building a world that’s safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. We are Honeywell.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Honeywell

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Residential for sale – 21 Princeton Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210


Residential for sale – 21 Princeton Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210
Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/5VFP5A/21-Princeton-Avenue-Auburn-ME-1258745

3 bedroom Auburn colonial features vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows, metal roof, situated on 0.18 acres on dead end street. Home features fully applianced kitchen with hickory cabinets, 1st floor laundry, deck and more.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Square Feet: 1416
Price: 2,900

MLS ID: 1258745

For more information about this property, please contact The Gina Team at 207-782-8311 or ginaletourneau@masiello.com. You can also text 3514185 to 67299.

COMPANY SOCIAL MEDIA:
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http://www.masiello.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterHomesandGardensRealEstateTheMasielloGroup/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasielloGroup
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0eLpsJI5R2SL6dEIoIVfEA
REALTOR SOCIAL MEDIA:
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www.theginateam.com

For Mortgage Loans and prequalification, choose Great East Mortgage, call 1-888-646-5626 or visit http://www.greateastmortgage.com

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How To Reach Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Uzbek) – UNDP/GEF Project in Uzbekistan


How To Reach Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Uzbek) – UNDP/GEF Project in Uzbekistan
This video talks about some practical aspects of improving energy efficiency of buildings based on example of project pilot buildings.

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Residential for sale – 21 Princeton Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210


Residential for sale – 21 Princeton Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210
Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/5VFP5A/21-Princeton-Avenue-Auburn-ME-1258745

3 bedroom Auburn colonial features vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows, metal roof, situated on 0.18 acres on dead end street. Home features fully applianced kitchen with hickory cabinets, 1st floor laundry, deck and more.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Square Feet: 1416
Price: 2,900

MLS ID: 1258745

For more information about this property, please contact The Gina Team at 207-782-8311 or ginaletourneau@masiello.com. You can also text 3514185 to 67299.

COMPANY SOCIAL MEDIA:
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http://www.masiello.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetterHomesandGardensRealEstateTheMasielloGroup/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasielloGroup
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0eLpsJI5R2SL6dEIoIVfEA
REALTOR SOCIAL MEDIA:
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www.theginateam.com

For Mortgage Loans and prequalification, choose Great East Mortgage, call 1-888-646-5626 or visit http://www.greateastmortgage.com

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Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat | Honeywell


Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat | Honeywell
Find out about the new Lyric T5 WI-Fi Thermostat from Honeywell—and take comfort in a product designed to keep you comfortable, with all the best features of modern controls.

To find out more information on our Wi-Fi thermostats, visit us at http://www.wifithermostat.com

Follow Honeywell Home:
Twitter https://twitter.com/Honeywell_Home
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/honeywellhome

Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8Ue7woBYyFF5Ki1JamUQQ?sub_confirmation=1

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/honeywellnow

Learn more at http://www.honeywellnow.com/

Like Honeywell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneywellNow

Find out about careers at Honeywell: http://hwll.co/LinkedInCareers

Welcome to the official YouTube page for Honeywell Home products.

Mission:
Honeywell is constantly innovating while building products and solutions designed to make life more simple and more comfortable.

Company Overview:
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on performance, quality, delivery, value and technology in everything we make and do.

We are building a world that’s safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. We are Honeywell.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Honeywell

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6 Fernbrook Circle Lancaster, PA 17601 – Home for sale


6 Fernbrook Circle Lancaster, PA 17601 – Home for sale
0,000
6 Fernbrook Circle Lancaster, PA 17601
3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,522 square feet, MLS# 256496
http://6FernbrookCircle.hsvtours.com

Three bedroom Rancher with full basement, quiet location with country setting. Remolded kitchen with quartz countertops, replacement windows, partially remodeled bath. Recently painted.

Represented by:
Mary Lou Bertz, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty
http://MaryLou.Bertz.homesale.com
(717) 295-4663
mbertz@homesale.com
http://tours.databasedads.com/3217267/6-Fernbrook-Circle-Lancaster-PA

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