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Structural Porch Posts

Three Common Questions (and Their Answers) In porch projects, getting the posts right can mean the difference between a structurally sound porch and one that puts people in harm’s way. In serving contractors, the three most common questions we hear from our customers are: What are the load tolerances of Superior Plastic Products porch posts?…

We’ve Remodeled Our Website!

To give you a more convenient and informative experience when you visit us online, we recently launched our new website. You’ll still find us at www.homesteadoutdoorproducts.com, only now you’ll discover we: Made it easier to find what you’re looking for. Provide more details about the products we carry. Made the design more attractive to the…

Practical Tips for Installing SCREENEZE®

Attractive and very easy to install, SCREENEZE® fixed screen system lets you transform your customers’ patios and porches into outdoor living spaces they’ll love. For the best results during installation, keep these two tips in mind: Install with consideration of sun exposure and temperature. In hot summer months, consider the porch location and temperature when…

Job Site Checklist

Boost Productivity and Keep Customers Happy A neat, well-organized job site affects customer satisfaction and how efficiently your crew can get the job done. Here’s a checklist of to-dos to help you deliver an exceptional customer experience and streamline your work: Visualize the flow of work in advance. Consider the layout of the job site…

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Photography Tips to Help You Sell Your Work Without Using 1,000 Words When you’re selling your expertise as a contractor, stunning photography of your work can speak for itself. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to take photos that represent your capabilities: Pictures tell your story! Make sure you…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Building a Lean Building Business

It’s no secret; businesses that find the most efficient and effective ways of doing things stand the best chance of success. By having a lean business model at the core of all that you do, you can satisfy customers while eliminating wasteful spending and increasing productivity. WHAT IS ‘LEAN’? Although originally created for the manufacturing…

WOLF Composite Decking With ‘Capped’ Technology

To provide you with more flexibility when quoting deck jobs, we are pleased to now offer WOLF Home Products™ capped composite decking. This decking from WOLF’s Captiva Plus and Terrace collections will allow you to give your budget-conscious customers options that are more cost-effective than PVC decking. While some composite materials (made of wood-flour and…

Build More Better Business Workshops

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017. FREE hot breakfast served at 6:30 a.m.; workshops begin at 7:30 a.m. Where: Homestead Outdoor Products, 905 W. Main St., New Holland, Pa. Why: You’ll have an opportunity to learn some valuable tips and information to help your business succeed in 2017. The top-of-mind topics covered by the half-hour-long workshops…