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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…

How the New Standards for Pressure-Treated Lumber Will Affect You

Recently, the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) raised its U1 standard for preservative-treated lumber in certain above-ground applications. When officially adopted by building codes, the new standard will require UC4B-treated lumber to be used in above-ground applications where wood will be: Located less than 6 inches from the ground At risk of getting poor air…

Advantages of Trimax® for Framing

If you’re looking for structural composite lumber that’s a cut above others for applications such as docks, marinas, and other submerged (or close-to submerged) structures, consider Trimax®. It offers enhanced durability and is ultra-resistant to moisture, fungi, chemicals, and marine borers. Other advantages of Trimax structural lumber include: Long-lasting Easy to install and maintain Attractive…

Screen Railing for Bringing the Outdoors In–and Leaving the Bugs Outside!

When homeowners want to expand their living areas and enjoy the outdoors more, consider suggesting screen railing to them. At Homestead Outdoor Products, we offer ScreenRail (by Westbury® Aluminum Railing)—one of the most innovative, well-engineered screen railing products on the market. With options that include a structural balcony/railing system or a heavy-duty kick-panel system, ScreenRail…

Want ‘Superior’ Project Results?

Railing 5000: Superior Plastic Products’ 5000 Series railing provides an effective solution for medium- to large-sized projects. At a slightly larger size than most traditional railing offerings, this classic, lightweight, easy-to-install system adds beauty to any outdoor living area. It is available in two colors and baluster styles. Railing 7000: Getting ready to do a project on an…