Read what this Fairbanks, Alaska resident says about their experience with Straight Ahead Construction,llc

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“It was a small miracle to not need to climb up and down a ladder to and from the loft. The

stairs are beautiful. Only wish we had called BEFORE the baby was born!

Hey Team of Straight Ahead,

Thanks for transforming our home this summer. It went from a funky cabin to a swanky

house! The transformation included double paned windows, steel siding, finished

bathrooms fit for a king, and safety rails in the loft. The deck added a spectacular finish

to the house that we will enjoy for beers to come!

All the work was done in a friendly and consistent way that let my family and I focus on

other things this summer. Thank you for making it happen!

Maya S., Fox, Alaska

See the projects at this house:

Winder staircase made from birch plywood..

Deep bath with stone surround

Composite deck

Check out this steel siding!

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Straight Ahead Construction is licensed, bonded, and insured in Fairbanks, Alaska

Contact us at 978-3344 or fill out the form below


How I repaired the vapor barrier in an old roof?

This home in Fairbanks, Alaska was built in the mid 80′s when the cost heating oil was not even considered an issue. As a result many homes in Fairbanks, Alaska have a poor or  non-existent vapor barrier.  There are some solutions to improve or replace the vapor barrier in an old home.  Here we see what I did to add a vapor barrier to an old roof.

IMG_0312The attic crawl space had some visqueen but it was not properly sealed so really did not provide a vapor barrier. The VB Doctor is seen here placing a new VB layer and sealing it with black death. After the new VB was installed in the attic space, we put 5/8″ sheet rock up to fire protection and to provide a backer for the spray foam.

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Fairbanks Alaska roof vapor barrier repair

roof vapor barrier repair in Fairbanks, AlaskaBoth sides of the roof were sprayed and filled with 1 1/2″ of foam insulation the provide a vapor barrier and increased insulation. We hammer tacked the visqueen to the sheet rock so the heat created by the foam did not create bubbles in the plastic which would reduce the r-value of the insulation.

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Straight Ahead Construction, llc is a Fairbanks, Alaska roofing contractor.

To see more about this remodel click here.

For related articles on home energy issues in Fairbanks, Alaska see:

The future of home in heating in Interior Alaska

Heating with natural gas in the Interior Alaska

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Contact info@straightaheadconstructionllc.com or call (907)978-3344 for a free estimate.

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We are locally owned, licensed, bonded, insured Fairbanks, Alaska remodeler and general contractor.


How to make a cistern/ water catchment system

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Some crafty clients of ours asked that we try to keep their bathtubs in tact as we demo’d the bathrooms for renovation.  Above you can see what the result was. All of the drains were tied together to kill filling the three tubs.  The overflow drain on the third tub was used for the same purpose on this system. A garden hose attachment was placed on the drain.  They get about 150-180 gallon of holding power.  Not bad.

Straight Ahead Construction,llc is a full service general contracting operation with a residential endorsement. We specialize in home renovations, additions, kitchens, baths, and new homes in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Roof removal, rafter furring, and shingling for Fairbanks home

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Building a 16X20″ camera!

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See our website for more details or call Mike Knoche at (907) 978-3344 for a free estimate.


Testimonial for a bathroom renovation

Here is another bit of positive feedback from a client who’s bathroom we fixed in 2013.

“Mike Knoche of Straight Ahead Construction did a bathroom remodel for me May 2013. I needed to have a more handicapped accessible bathroom prior to knee replacement surgery. Within in a few days of contacting Mike he had an estimate for me and started to work shortly after. Within just a couple of weeks I had a beautiful new bathroom with a walk-in shower and custom made bench.
The work turned out better than I had hoped for. Mike and his assistant were great about listening to what my needs were and came up with ideas to make me the perfect bathroom. I would definitely use Straight Ahead Construction if I need more remodel services in the future.”

- Felicia Musick Fairbanks, Alaska

See the before and after photos here

 

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Leveling home built on permafrost

A huge number of homes have been built on permafrost in Fairbanks. I have built two on frost myself, improving the foundation on the second but even so permafrost seems to be thawing more rapidly these days.  The main reason to keep your house in check is that you don’t break your septic line and have to do extensive interior remodeling because of cracked sheetrock and damaged door jambs.

One corner of this house in Goldstream Valley was out 9 inches from the high point.

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It’s not easy to see but this skirting on the low corner was about 14 inches in the air when we were done.

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There were no major mishaps on this job.  The septic line disconnected at a slip joint which was easily fixed and some of the doors that were reset between adjustments did not open and close well but that is par for the course.

Please contact Straight Ahead Construction about leveling your home. See our testimonials or visit our website for more information.


Positive praise for Fairbanks Area residential contractor

Straight Ahead Construction,llc operates in Fairbanks, Alaska and specializes in additions, roofs, decks, and general kitchen/bath remodels. Here is what one of our most recent clients had to say about us:

“A couple of years ago I purchased an older log home in rural Fairbanks.  The tin
roof was no doubt the original from 40 years ago and had developed leaks.  A
contractor I had hired on another project was unable to accommodate me when it came
to replacing the roof but he referred me to Straight Ahead Construction.  My
initial contact with Mike made me feel I had found a capable, caring contractor.
He arrived the next day to look at the project, gave me different options, and
provided a reasonable quote.  I decided to go with asphalt shingles and Mike had a
crew together in a week working on the install.  I am extremely pleased with the
final product!  For sure, Mike Knoche will be the first I call on the next big
project.”  – A. Holladay

See Anne’s project here

Please contact Straight Ahead Construction about leveling your home. See our testimonials or visit our website for more information.

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80′s style bathroom demolished and turned into hip walk-in shower

Here we removed the old steel tub and added  a tiled bench to a new walkin shower…

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Best way to get a steel tub out of a bathroom.

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Pink tile!

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A marked improvement bringing this bathroom into the current century.

 

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Thanks for visiting.  Please like us on Facebook to help spread the word about a creative and reliable Fairbanks, Alaska general contractor.

Contact info@straightaheadconstructionllc.com or call (907)978-3344 for a free estimate.

Read our customer reviews and testimonials at the links below:

Our website

Yelp!

Angies List

We are locally owned, licensed, bonded, insured Fairbanks, Alaska remodeler and general contractor.


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