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A Guide to Federal Religious Land Use Protections

Posted on December 18, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Things to Consider

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Wasted Water Leaks (Toilet Tanks & Bowls) in Churches

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Things to Consider

Leaky toilets (this article is about the standard tank (1.5 to 6 gallon) and toilet bowl, it does not cover more expensive pressurized toilets) can cost churches hundreds of dollars a month in needlessly higher water/sewage bills. Toilet leaks can range from large to small, constant to random, or from being heard to silent. What […]

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How do Pipe Organs Work? A Brief Guide

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Things to Consider

Pipe Organs Work Like Humans Repeat after me, “Do, Re, Me”. Good, you used your internal organ to produce the notes of the tonal scale. Internal organ? Bad puns aside, the way humans make sounds is not that different from the way a pipe organ produces music. Using our lungs, we push air past our […]

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A Brief Guide to Tuck-pointing

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Things to Consider

A Brief Guide to Tuck-pointing When you see an older piece of brickwork with fresh looking joints, odds are you’re looking at successful tuck-pointing. A method developed across the pond in England, tuck-pointing is, according to Wikipedia, “a way of using two contrasting colors of mortar in the mortar joints of brickwork, one color matching […]

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Is that stained glass not your style? How to Repurpose and Reuse Church Components

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Redevelopment, Things to Consider

If you’ve acquired a facility with stained glass that needs replacement, consider repairing and reusing it elsewhere. There are many ways to reuse old glass in new church facilities, helping to establish the purpose of the building and create a sense of community. Some of the old glass could be adapted and used in entryways […]

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Church Inspections: The Cornerstone of a Successful Transaction

Posted on May 17, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Things to Consider

Are you looking at purchasing a religious facility but aren’t really sure what you’re getting? Planning to sell your church and want to know what to fix before it goes on the market? A qualified, experienced inspector can answer all of your questions. Inspectors can assist both owners and buyers in understanding the current condition, […]

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Six Things to Consider When Choosing a Title Company for a Religious Real Estate Transaction

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Things to Consider

A good title company can be the difference between your ideal church location and your not-so-ideal second or third choice. Your real estate broker has found you the perfect property and your offer has been accepted. Now what? Choosing a title company is an important but often overlooked step. Your title company should have the […]

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