Sandy Griffis

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40th annual Home & Garden show is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-20

The 40th Annual Yavapai County Contractors Association Home and Garden Show will get underway this weekend at the Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 North Main St.

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Composite material or real wood for decks?

We need to replace our wood deck and have been told by two contractors that we should consider composite material.

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Ask the Contractor: ‘Instant hot water’ saves water and money

Gosh, my heart is so proud, and our organization is so honored for the readers and supporters of our column.

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Ask the Contractor: New technology, methods help conserve water

Now that low-flow toilets, showerheads and faucets have gone mainstream, one might expect that home water usage would decline each year.

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Ask the Contractor: Window condensation a sign of indoor humidity

Why are our windows forming condensation, most always in the bathroom? Lucy and Paul, Prescott

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Ask the Contractor: Paint the fifth wall — the ceiling — for impact

The ceiling represents one-sixth of the space in a room

In all of the years that I’ve been writing ‘Ask the Contractor’ and answering questions from our community, never have I received a question about painting ceilings.

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Ask the Contractor: Construction industry offers well-paying careers

As the economy in Yavapai County recovers from the Great Recession — December 2007 – June 2009, with peak

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Ask the Contractor: HVAC tips for a comfy home, all summer long

We just purchased our first new home, and we are a bit concerned over the operation of our HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system.

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Ask the Contractor: For floor remodeling, carpet, hardwood or other?

Hardwood flooring is the top request of homebuyers and renters when looking for a home

We are remodeling our home. I want carpet; my husband wants wood.

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Ask the contractor: Workshop offers training in rainwater harvesting

Did you know that one inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof can yield roughly 600 gallons of water?

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