Coral Springs Panel Boards

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Coral Springs Panel BoardsPanel boards in its many forms are one of the best products to make Coral Springs remodeling projects easier and faster. The secret is to buy good quality panel board meeting the specifications for your project and then, install it with care. Panel board usually comes in 4×8 foot panels that are made of particle board or plywood with a finish layer on top. The beauty of prefinished panel board is that it requires no sanding, taping, primer or paint. There are distribution boards designed for outdoor use as siding, for use in kitchens and bathrooms, where there is moisture present, for family rooms and bedrooms, or anywhere else in the home. Sometimes called paneling, these boards come in many different patterns, qualities and price points. your professional Coral Springs electrician will be able to assist you with you choices and installation.

A good Coral Springs distribution board definition would be: a panel of 4×8′ or another standard size such as 2×4′. This panel is made of a base layer of plywood, particle board or similar manufactured wood product with tongue and groove edges or other edge design that makes the panels look attractive installed side by side. There is then a finished layer laminated to the base. This finish layer can look like wood, bead board, ceramic, stone, wall paper or other materials. These finishes can be of varying qualities and materials. Wood panel board can be a layer of real wood called a veneer, or it can be a photographic finish with a protective finish over it. White panel board can have a bead board look with grooves depicting narrow boards side by side, look like whitewashed wood, painted wood, white ceramic tile or another pattern. Wood panel board is the best for wood looks, but the photo finish wood looks are less expensive. Tile board can be a flat photo finish of tile, the tile pattern can have grooves around the tiles to look more real or it can have plastic or ceramic tiles adhered to the board.

Decorative distribution board takes days off a remodeling project because it eliminates the finishing steps you would need with a sheet rocked wall. There is no taping, mudding or sanding required. Paneling can be installed over existing walls, or with new construction it is a good idea to put sheetrock on the wall as a backing. If it will be covered with the panel board it doesn’t need to be taped or otherwise finished. Because distribution board is pre finished, there is no step to hide mistakes in cutting or installing. Measure for each panel very carefully, and then check again. It is very important that every piece is cut to the exact size needed. Nail or screw in a nice even pattern hitting the support boards behind the wall. Nail or screw in the grooves to hide them when possible. Purchase the matching panel board accessories for the ceiling and floor edges and the edge or corner of the wall. There will be a tube or stick of matching repair finish available and it is a good idea to have it on hand to fill nail holes or repair scratches and dents.

Buy your distribution board from trusted suppliers in your area like Lowe’s, Home Depot or your neighborhood building supplier. Check all the sheets for damage and defects, including damaged edges and warping. Only accept the perfect sheets of paneling for your job. You can find liquidation stores that sell seconds in panel board to save money, but then you need to work around defects by buying extra sheets to make up for bad places. No matter where you buy your paneling, make sure you purchase the panels that are rated for your job. If you are purchasing for a kitchen, laundry room or bathroom, purchase panel board designed to withstand moisture. Make sure the paneling you buy does not emit dangerous fumes like from formaldehyde. Purchase a panel board that is thick enough to hold its shape and not get warped or wavy with time. When you purchase your paneling, make sure it can be painted in the future if your decorating tastes change.

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Boca Raton Electrical Repairs Are the Obvious Reason to Call an Electrician

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Boca Raton Electrical RepairsAt one point or another, every homeowner is going to end up needing some type of electrical repairs. This may be due to damage, regular use or the lack of maintenance. No matter what the reason is a professional will be able to come into the home, diagnose the issue and be able to figure out how to repair it. There are plenty of others issues that homeowners may be able to take care of on their own, but when it comes to electricity, you don’t want just anyone handling the problem.


The biggest reason to call a professional for Boca Raton electrical repairs is safety. A homeowner’s first priority is the safety of himself and his family. When someone begins to work with wiring, outlets, and breakers, there is a chance that he or she will come into contact with electricity. In fact, some homeowners may not even be able to turn their electricity off before beginning work. This is not a good combination.

Electricity, when it comes in contact with a person can be troublesome and deadly. In addition to this risk there is a chance of fire if the electrical repairs aren’t completed the right way. People may not notice that something is off right away and when something goes wrong, if fire is involved, things can get very bad very quickly.

Causing More Damage

Without an expert involved in electrical repairs it is possible to spread the damage to other parts of the home. An expert would be able to isolate the problem and shut things down until everything is back on track. They will know how everything within the home is connected and will be able to tell if one problem is the cause of another problem or if they are even related. Because of the way homes are built, this information is extremely valuable when trying to fix something.

The Cost

Cost is usually a factor when it comes to anything to do with fixing a home. However, while it will cost more to bring in an expert, it is important to think about what it would cost if you don’t. If a problem with safety does occur, how much will it cost? If while trying to fix things more damage is created, how much is that going to cost? It is more cost effective to call in a professional at the beginning of electrical repairs than calling them when more work needs to be done.

You have the option to call around to different companies and get an idea of what they are going to charge. This assumes that you have some idea of what is wrong. If you don’t know where the problem lies it is going to take an expert to come out and let you know. You can get tentative estimates over the phone however, it is important to note that these are not going to be completely accurate as they may need to see the home to get a better view of where they will need to work and what type of access they will have the system.

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