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Why you should go with aluminum deck or porch railings

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We had quite a busy summer and as we look back at our porch and deck projects from the season, most of our customers chose aluminum railingsinstead of other alternatives. Since we are an advocate for aluminum railings, we love that our customers chose it. Aluminum boasts great qualities that other railing materials simply cannot match. So, let’s talk about why you should go with aluminum railings when a porch or deck project is on your list of to-dos.

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Things to Know Before You Buy a Garage Door

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You’ve done quite a bit to your home’s exterior to boost the curb appeal. It’s taken some time, but you have new replacement windows, modern siding, sleek shingles and a gorgeous front door that is simply jaw-dropping. There’s only one thing left on your list: a new garage door. You saved it for last because you want this final update to be the cherry on top of the sundae. Plus, shopping for garage doors is a time-consuming process. You want to select a good one that will last - hopefully a lifetime. Let’s talk about a few things you should know before you buy so you make the best choice possible. 

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Custom Roof Trusses: Our Specialty

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It was 1952 - the engineered wood truss connected with metal plates was invented and patented by A. Carroll Sanford, founder of Sanford Industries. The invention was a long time coming as many years and many experiments of how to make trusses work effectively had gone by unsuccessfully. Since this successful origination in the 50s, the roof truss has not only gained an incredible amount of popularity, but tremendous necessity in the construction industry. At Fischer Lumber, we engineer many types of roof truss systems, so let’s learn about what all this means.

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Check your home against our summer time check list

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Summer is here and, in the Midwest, that means smoldering heat, unbearable humidity, and storms that brew out of nowhere. Since the summer weather is so unpredictable, we want to help you make sure your home and all parts associated with it run efficiently this season. 

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Wondering about Windows?

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Whether you’re in the midst of building a new home or renovating your current one, the “window” topic will be brought up at some point. This is part of your project that will require quite a bit of research and shopping as there are numerous window brands and companies to choose from. 

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Solid Surface Countertops - Know Before You Buy

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You’ve decided it is time for new countertops. Your list ranges from the kitchen to bathrooms, even to the laundry room - depending on material and price, of course. The good news is you’ve already done some shopping and solid surface countertops is what you really want. However, we want to make sure you know some key details about solid surface before you buy.

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Deck or no deck? That is the question.

Screen Shot 2018 06 25 at 11.14.27 AMWarm, sunny days are here to stay for a while and it’s time to get moving on your highly-anticipated outdoor living space. You’ve been looking at magazines and browsing the internet, but you’re still not sure if you want a deck or if a patio would be best. Let us help you decide. 

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Four things that can happen if you wait to replace your roof

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Replacing a leaky roof is no easy task. Many homeowners may think they’re dealing with small problems - an insignificant drip, a miniscule hole or barely noticeable cracks. These nuisances are often thought to be “no big deal” when they really are. Read on to find out what can happen if you choose to wait to replace your roof.

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