Steel and Wood Beams

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      Steel and Wood beams are used throughout homes and commercial buildings to provide proper distribution of floor and wall loads. There are a few different types of beam designs and various materials that can be used but the most important factor is matching the structural rating of the beam to the loads being supported. For this reason under most conditions Beams will need to be specified by an Architect or Structural Engineer.

    Mid-span Beams are the most common type used …

    HowTo – Staining Your Deck

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      With proper maintenance your deck can last years longer so taking a half a day to paint it should not be looked at as a nasty chore but a protection of your investment.

      Penetration into the wood is the main difference between Paints and Stains.

      Paints can be thought of as a thick outer shell that will fail once it is chipped off. Stain will enter into the wood and continue to protect the wood …

      Planning your Deck Project

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        Every good project starts with a good plan and although Decks are a pretty simple project you will probably need to submit plans to your Building Official to get a permit for construction.

        For specifications of how detailed your plans need to be you should call your local permit office and ask them what they will need from you.

        Most areas will require:

        • A Plot Plan of your homes lot showing the location and …

        Flooring Manufacturers

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          Flooring Manufacturers

          Laminate Floors

          Abet Laminati
          Alloc, Inc.
          Armstrong World Industries
          BHK of America
          Bruce Laminate Floors
          Classen USA
          Columbia Forest Products
          Duramar
          Faus Group, USA
          Faus Floor
          Kaindl Flooring
          Kronotex
          Mannington Mills
          Mohawk Laminate Flooring
          Pergo
          QuickStyle Industries
          Quick Step Laminate Floors
          Roysol
          Shaw Laminates
          Uniboard of Canada
          Hardwood Floors

          Anderson Wood Floors
          Authentic Pine Floors
          Award Wood …

          Lumber Manufacturers

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            Elk Building Products (composite lumber) www.elkcorp.com

            Georgia Pacific  www.GP.com

            Louisiana-Pacific  www.lpcorp.com

            TimberTech (composite lumber) www.timbertech.com

            Weyerhaeuser  www.weyerhaeuser.com

            Paint Manufacturers

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              Behr  www.behrpaint.com

              Benjamin Moore  www.benjaminmoore.com

              DuPont www.dupontrefinish.com

              Dutch Boy  www.dutchboy.com

              Glidden  www.glidden.com

              Martin Senour  www.martinsenour.com

              Olympic www.ppg.com

              Ralph Lauren http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/products/paint/default.asp

              Sherwin Williams www.sherwin-williams.com

              National Trade Organizations

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                American Forest & Paper Association www.afandpa.org

                Association of Millwork Distributers www.nsdja.com

                Composite Lumber Manufacturers Association www.compositelumber.org

                International Code Council (BUILDING CODES) www.iccsafe.org

                Western Wood Products Association www.wwpa.org

                Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Association www.wmmpa.com

                Windows and Door Manufacturers

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                  Anderson Windows and Doors
                  100 Fourth Ave. North
                  Bayport, MN 55003-1096
                  V: (651) 264-5910

                  Atrium Windows and Doors
                  3890 West Northwest Hwy
                  Suite 500
                  Dallas, TX 75220
                  V: 214-630-5757

                  Boman Kemp Basement Window Systems
                  2393 S 1900 W
                  Ogden, UT 84401-3215
                  V: 801-731-0615

                  CertainTeed Corporation
                  750 E. Swedesford Road
                  Valley Forge, PA 19482 …

                  Window Blind Manufacturers

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                    There are many Local window blind manufacturers
                    The following list is for large national manufacturers that sell through chains or retail

                    Bali Blinds www.baliblinds.com

                    Graber Blinds www.graberblinds.com

                    Hunter Douglas  www.hunterdouglas.com

                    Levolor www.levolor.com

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