If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Building material manufacturers this spring implemented price increases from 5-14% for roofing and siding products. But prices have also jumped for materials such as insulation, lumber, plywood and especially, gypsum. However, there may be good news on the horizon. According to Jim Folkman, executive vice-president of the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, “As our recovery continues, manufacturers will begin to increase supply, and costs will begin to come down.” In the meantime, we’ll do our best to alleviate price increases, but we urge our professional customers to build in buffers when quoting a job, in order to protect your bottom line.
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1.) Lasting Durability – Advanced technology results in deck boards with vibrant and longer lasting colors.
2.) Expanded Installation Possibilities – See previous article entitled “Design Elements Add Value For Homeowners & Your Business” for how to build herringbone, zipper decking and decking inlays with composite decking. Continue reading ‘Building Product Market – Why Choose Composite Decking?’
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, importer One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C. is recalling 8,400 Rigid Roofing Nailers and 4,400 Rigid Clipped Head Framing Nailers sold at Home Depot stores between January and September 2012. The tools, manufactured by De Poan Pneumatic Corporation of Taiwan, have a trigger assembly that can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a fastener.
Coil Roofing Nailer R175RNE
ER114600001 thru ER1217008424
Clipped Head Nailer R350CHE
ER114600001 thru ER1215004424
Call (800) 597-9624 for more information.
The first cordless power tool was introduced in 1961, and since that time, cordless tool technology has made great strides with manufacturers offering longer runtimes, lighter weight tools, and increased power. Cordless power tools have long been considered the better “green” choice compared to gas powered or corded tools. So what’s the next step in the “green” evolution of cordless power tools? Continue reading ‘The Next Step In The Power Tool “Green” Evolution’
If you happen to find yourself in the southeastern Alaska community of Haines this summer – we’re just saying “if ” – then you might want to visit the Hammer Museum, believed to be the world’s only museum dedicated exclusively to hammers. The brainchild of carpenter and blacksmith Dave Pahl, the museum opened at the dawn of the 21st century. Pahl, a former Alaska longshoreman and shipwright, has a special affinity for hammers. Inside you’ll find an extensive collection of hammers used in a wide variety of trades. How many hammers? Over 1500! Not going to make it to Alaska this year? Well, you can check out The Hammer Museum website at www.hammermuseum.org. Can some of your tools be considered museum pieces? Maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Talk to one of our sales representatives or stop by.
APA,The Engineered Wood Association, has published a new System Report, detailing a simplified wall bracing method using continuous wood structural panel sheathing. APA System Report SR-102 provides building officials, builders and designers with an enhanced approach and the supporting technical information to brace walls of single family houses in areas of low wind and seismicity, while providing more flexibility for building design and construction. Continue reading ‘Simplified Wall Bracing Method Now Available’
You know the many benefits of building with engineered wood products. Builders and remodelers are using engineered wood products to build more rapidly, reduce waste, lower callbacks, and better satisfy customers.
But how do you sell your homeowner customer on engineered wood? Continue reading ‘Making The Sale: How To Sell Engineered Lumber To Your Customer’
Studies have shown that homebuyers are concerned with the environmental impact of home building. Therefore, it’s important to emphasize that engineered wood is primarily made from wood fiber from small trees grown from sustainable, second-growth forests, thus preserving large old growth trees.
A clearer example is the fact that less than 1% of engineered lumber is wasted during production. This is because of the elimination of defects like knots, wane, pitch pockets and twists. Also, wider on-center spacing of engineered lumber joists enables fewer materials to be used on a project. And the “I” configuration of wood I-joists reduces the wood fiber required in a residential floor system by at least 50%. Continue reading ‘Accessing Green Verification Reports’
Nassau Suffolk Lumber & Supply is your local independent lumber and building material dealer, but when it comes to quality materials at competitive pricing, we know we have an edge over our competition. That’s because we are part of LMC, (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation), a leading Forest Products and Building Materials Buying Group in the USA. Continue reading ‘We Are Your Local Independent With Billion Dollar Buying Power’
Lumber and wood products arguably are the greenest of all building products – sustainable, renewable and durable. Lumber and related wood products (plywood, OSB and engineered wood products) also make up the largest percentage of building materials used in constructing a single family home. Rising prices on these products can squeeze profits. Continue reading ‘A Perfect Storm For Lumber Prices In 2013?’