How to Choose the Perfect Doors for Your Commercial Build

December 10, 2023 | Cleveland

As a Cleveland business owner, one of the crucial decisions you’ll need to make when working on your commercial build is choosing the right doors. Not only do doors serve as a functional element, but the right door installation can improve the overall look of your establishment. The pros at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. can help you make an informed choice on your next door installation. Let’s explore some important aspects when selecting doors for your build.

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Firewall Construction: 3 Basic Facts You Should Know

October 23, 2023 | Cleveland

When planning a commercial construction project, working with a contractor who understands the foundation of safety requirements for your build will be crucial to the success of your project. At Architectural Interior Restorations Inc., we are experts at local Cleveland building codes and specifically, firewall construction. Here are three tips to understanding the nuances of firewall construction and how it impacts the safety of your space.

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Commercial Builds: 4 Proven Advantages of Metal Stud Framing

June 6, 2023 | Cleveland

When constructing commercial buildings, choosing the right materials is crucial for durability, efficiency, and overall success. As a trusted Cleveland builder for over 40 years, Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. has seen that the days of relying solely on wood framing are a thing of the past. Why is that? The answer is as simple as metal stud framing. Here are the top four remarkable advantages of metal stud framing and why it’s become the preferred choice for architects, builders, and project owners across the region.

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The Importance of Finish Carpentry in Commercial Construction

May 23, 2023 | Commercial Construction

Finish carpentry is an important aspect of commercial construction that can greatly enhance the look and functionality of a space. It involves the installation of decorative and functional elements such as moldings, casings, cabinetry, and wood paneling. This article will serve as a completely comprehensive guide to commercial finish carpentry.We will explore the benefits of finish carpentry in commercial construction, the various types of finish carpentry, and how to select the right materials and finish carpenter for your project.What is Commercial Finish CarpentryCommercial finish carpentry is the installation of decorative and functional elements that add character and functionality to a commercial space. These elements are installed after the structural work is complete, and they include moldings, baseboards, door casings, wainscoting, cabinetry, and wood paneling. Finish carpentry is crucial in commercial construction because it enhances the aesthetics, functionality, and value of the space.Benefits of Finish Carpentry in Commercial ConstructionIn this section, we’ll discuss the benefits … Continued

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Build Better, Build Faster: The Benefits of Fluid-Applied Air Barriers

May 9, 2023 | Commercial Construction

Photo Credit: TyvekFluid-applied air barriers are materials that are applied in liquid form and then harden into a durable, protective layer on a building’s exterior. They are designed to prevent air and water infiltration while still allowing for proper ventilation.A building’s envelope is its outer layer, which includes the walls, roof, and foundation. Protecting this envelope is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, as well as for ensuring a building’s longevity and sustainability.Fluid-applied air barriers offer numerous benefits for building envelope protection, including improved air leakage and moisture control, increased energy efficiency, and enhanced waterproofing and weatherization.In this blog, we’ll discuss the advantages of utilizing a fluid-applied barrier, common challenges associated with them, building codes you need to be aware of, how they can help promote sustainability in your building, and conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis of utilizing a fluid-applied air barrier.Let’s get started.The Advantages of Fluid … Continued

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How to Work With a Commercial Sub-Contractor

April 25, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

This post is part of a comprehensive commercial drywall guide.As an experienced commercial drywall team, we know firsthand the importance of building strong partnerships with general contractors and other trades. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and effective communication to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.In this article, we’ll share our insights on the do’s and don’ts of working with a commercial construction sub-contractor, as well as best practices for establishing successful partnerships.Check out the FAQ at the end of this article for more information, as always.What is a Commercial Sub-Contractor?First things first, let’s define what a sub-contractor is in the construction industry. A sub-contractor is a company or individual hired by a general contractor to perform specific tasks or services on a construction project. Sub-contractors can include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters, drywall experts and many other trades. As an interior systems sub-contractor, … Continued

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Using Drop Ceilings for Commercial Buildings

April 11, 2023 | Acoustic Ceiling

Drop ceilings are an essential part of commercial settings. They are a suspended secondary ceiling that is hung below the main structural ceiling. Drop ceilings offer several benefits, including aesthetic appeal, improved indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and water and fire damage resistance, to name a few.This blog post will explore the functionality of ceiling grid, the different types that exist, and the main factors to consider when choosing a drop ceiling.We’ll also discuss the main benefits of these ceilings in commercial settings, applications of drop ceilings in commercial settings, and sustainability.We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get going. As always, check out the FAQ section below for quick answers to questions you may have about drop ceilings.Functionality of Drop CeilingsThe biggest benefit of utilizing a drop ceiling for your commercial building is the wide array of functionality it brings to the table.Drop ceilings look great aesthetically, provide the opportunity … Continued

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The Basics of Air Barriers

March 14, 2023 | Cleveland

Photo Credit: TyvekAir barriers are one of the most essential components of a building’s envelope. The building envelope, which includes exterior cladding, insulation, and air barriers, plays a critical role in the thermal performance, energy efficiency, moisture control, and indoor air quality of a building. In this article, we will delve into the different aspects of air barriers, including how they work, types of materials used, installation techniques, testing methods, building codes, standards and their contribution to sustainable building design.If you’re looking for quick answers to questions you may have regarding air barriers, check out our FAQ below.Let’s get started.What is an Air Barrier?An air barrier is a material or system designed to prevent air leakage into or out of a building.What is air leakage, and why does it matter?Understanding Air Leakage in BuildingsAir leakage is a significant problem in buildings, which can cause wasted energy, increased utility bills, and reduced … Continued

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4 Best Practices for Commercial Construction Efficiency

February 14, 2023 | Commercial Buildings

Achieving commercial construction efficiency during projects is complex and challenging endeavor. Whether you’re a contractor, project manager, or owner, you know that the clock is always ticking on a construction site. Every delay, miscommunication, or unanticipated issue has the potential to impact your bottom line, not to mention your reputation. That’s why it’s so important to find ways to maximize efficiency, every step of the way.But let’s face it, efficiency is easier said than done. There are a multitude of challenges that can arise on a construction site. From weather and site conditions to labor shortages and unexpected setbacks, the list is endless. Despite these challenges, it’s still possible to achieve success by following best practices and utilizing technology to help.In this blog, we’ll be discussing the four key areas of commercial construction that impact efficiency the most, and how your team can make the most out of your time at … Continued

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