September, 2012
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September is Self-Improvement Month
The kids are back to school and you have some free time on your hands. After all the summer activities, projects and vacations, this has been a relaxing time that many of us have been looking forward to for a while. However, we hope you'll use this time to reflect on the past and embrace the future by welcoming changes and opportunities to come!

Meet The Team
Key employees play a large part in making every project a success which is why we'd like to introduce the members of our team that make it all possible.
Nick Basyuk
Accountant/Office Assistant

Nick is 19 years old and lives in Happy Valley, OR. He's currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering and enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and tinkering with electronics on his spare time.

Thank you for your hard work, Nick! We appreciate what you do and are proud to have you on the team!

Professional Recommendations
An expert in any field can always give you the best recommendation.
If we were mechanics, we'd recommend using Mobil 1 motor oil.
If we were farmers, we'd advise growing organic.
If we were artists, we'd use Old Holland paints.

The fact is, we're home builders! As such, we always recommend using HardiePlank siding and corner trim. James Hardie siding is the best choice for your home exterior. It's non-toxic and is made from all natural materials such as sand, water, wood fibers and cement.

With the kind of weather we have here in the Northwest, don't settle for mediocre but go with the best.

Ask the Builders
QUESTION: We insulated the attic area in our older home a few years ago to make it more accessible. However, we noticed that water stains have developed in the ceiling this spring. Could this have something to do with what we did to the attic space?

ANSWER: Yes, it's a good possibility that your new moisture leaks are a direct result of insulating the attic incorrectly. Vented attics are supposed to have air flow and remain cold in the winter (especially when there's snow sitting on the roof). When you block the vents and trap the air in the attic, it begins warm up. As that happens, heat is transferred through the home and the snow begins to melt. As it melts, the water will start to run down to your gutters. However, once the water passes over the exposed eaves, it quickly freezes again and starts to form an ice dam which prevents proper drainage of the gutters. Sitting water on your roof begins to build up and quickly finds its way under the shingles, through the sheathing and inside your home. It's important to have someone assess your attic and get it fixed before winter comes around again.

If you have attic or insulation problems with your home, we can help! Our company is a Trade Ally of Energy Trust.

Also, if you have other questions you'd like to ask, contact us!

All the best,
Red Hills Construction Team

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