Monthly Archives: May 2013

Word of the Week: Purlin

Purlins are part of a roof’s structure and are long pieces of wood or metal placed horizontally on top of the roof’s rafters and beams.  According to dictionaryofconstruction.com, purlins, “support roof loads and transfer them to roof beams.” Learn the … Continue reading

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Jackson Memorial Library Update

The renovations at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor are coming along nicely!  The walls are dry walled and Maine Coast Construction is preparing to complete the project for the summer season.  Maine Coast Construction VP Mark DeMichele snapped the … Continue reading

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Residential and Steel Workers Wanted

Maine Coast Construction of Camden is in need of employees for Residential Custom Homes & Renovations. If you have five years or more of experience, are self motivated, and have good work ethics, we want to talk with you! We … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Portico

According to the dictionaryofconstruction.com, a portico is “A covered walk consisting of a roof supported on columns. A colonnaded (continuous row of columns) porch.” The word portico is Italian and the portico structure is found in ancient Greek temples.  Today porticos are popular for residential … Continue reading

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Maine Coast Construction’s New Parking Area

We are getting a new parking area! Thanks to Marriners and the nice weather that we are having, we are excited to see this project moving forward!

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Sweet Peas Taking Donations for Lewiston Fire Victims

Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique in Rockland is now accepting donations for the Lewiston Fire victims.  You can bring donations to 150 Union Street (corner of Union Street and Willow Street) in Rockland during business hours: Monday – Friday 9-5 Saturday … Continue reading

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U-Factor vs. R-Value

The U-factor and R-value are both measures how much heat (or cold) can pass through a given piece of a building such as a window, wall or floor.  The U-factor is the original measurement taken and is used to calculate … Continue reading

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