From house-flipping shows to magazines chock full of design dos and don’ts, it’s a great time to be a home improvement fan. Still, while the pros who strip buildings down to studs and reconstruct them in a week’s time make the process look like a piece of cake, if you’re an average homeowner, taking on complicated tasks may not be all smooth sailing. A real, working knowledge of a building and, better yet, experience laboring on one, is key to making sure your upgrades don’t turn into a money pit.

Enter Malcarne Contracting: On Tuesday, July 1st from 7 – 9pm at the Malcarne Training Center, the general public can have the opportunity to attend an introduction to building science seminar – the basis for what those at Malcarne do every day – taught by owner Joseph Malcarne himself. This free class explains how a building’s environment, those living there, the building itself, and the mechanics of it work together as a system.
Malcarne’s goal has always been to provide top-notch, attic-to-basement home improvements, from making your place more energy efficient, to creating that much-needed addition, to completing any-sized home repair you can think of. And now, the new Malcarne Training Center offers classes geared for those in the business to expand their professional horizons.

But what about those who aren’t home specialists, have no prior home improvement experience, or perhaps haven’t even purchased a home yet – but want to make sure they’re doing things “just right”? That’s where the new building science class comes in. When you apply these principles, you can properly evaluate a home and make cost-effective, smart choices regarding it: Does it make sense to tear out all those windows for expensive replacements, for example, or will a properly sealed home protect against the elements and lower those energy bills for a fraction of the cost? When you understand your home using building science principles, decisions like these may not be as tough to make.

Maybe you’re a long-time homeowner, or maybe you’re just considering your first mortgage. Perhaps you’re living in an older home and need to maintain or update it, or are finally ready to take the steps to build your dream home from the ground up. Or maybe you’re wondering if energy-efficient options exist for your structure. This class – an easy-to-digest, two-hour beginner course – can give you a true idea of what home improvement looks like, as it covers the basics of home performance, building science principles, health and safety recommendations, and other house information, all backed by Malcarne’s high standards and expertise.

Yes, it’s a great time to be interested in home improvement, but it’s still a challenge to guarantee that your place will come out “just right” if you go it alone. At Malcarne, we know that every home improvement needs a good foundation – and this class has just the knowledge to get you to that solid base. Interested? Simply call the Malcarne office (845-876-6889) to reserve your spot.