Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2013«

Insulation and Sound Ratings – STC Ratings

April 17, 2013


We get this type of question often, “do you have (fill in the name brand) sound insulation?” The short answer is, “not really.”  Fiberglass batts do not have an STC rating on their own, no matter what the package says it is. STC ratings are indicated for the system, not components of a system. Having […]

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April 11, 2013


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Boards for the Shore

April 8, 2013


Glass Block Ugly Ducklings All Grown Up

April 4, 2013


When I started in this business a million years ago, (1966) bow windows with diamond grids were the rage. My former employer, Lucas Lumber, assembled Bilt-Best components in their own shop and made their own heads and seats. I can’t say that bows have made their way back yet (thank goodness) but so many things […]

Price Changes

April 2, 2013


Here’s what increases are coming and some of it quickly… Owens Corning Foamular and Foam Accessories. Sill Sealer and House wraps +5%. Foam Boards and Fan fold products + 6%. Effective date: April 15, 2013. Pactiv GreenGuard Extruded Foams, Building Wraps and Accessories. Foam up 6%, Wraps and Accessories up 5%. Effective date: April 22, 2013. Marino\Ware […]