Recent Blog Posts

Know Where Your Lumber Comes From

If you want to know more about the lumber that you purchase, your search doesn’t have to stop with the lumber store. Did you ever wonder what that stamp on the side of your lumber stood for? That tiny stamp holds a wealth of information. Every piece of lumber sold in the United States, whether it’s finished lumber, framing or composite wood, must have a grade stamp upon it.

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Project

As tempting as it may be, cost should not be the driving factor in choosing the right wood for your project. Typically, softwood such as pine and poplar are less expensive. That’s not a problem, if you’re building a simple shelf or making crown moldings. If you’re building something that requires a little more durability, then those are not the choices for you.

Insulation Education

Since we all spend most of our time in our homes, it makes sense to want to be as comfortable as possible. Insulation does that, plus it makes this comfort affordable by increasing our home’s energy efficiency. No matter what your choice of material for insulation, they all basically work in the same manner.

Tips for Weatherization

Poor weatherproofing cannot only cause discomfort in your home, but also leads to high heat and energy costs that can easily be prevented. Weatherization is a very simple concept. During the summer it means keeping the heat out, and during the winter it means keeping the heat in.