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Your Fence Needs a Facelift

Fence

Your full-grown Labrador can easily walk through the gaps, you fear getting too close to it when you mow the lawn and you wonder how it is still standing after the smallest of thunderstorms. It’s time. Your fence needs a facelift.

Fischer Lumber has everything you need for a safe, sturdy and sightly fence. Our experts can help you determine if your fence is in need of a repair or a full replacement. Here are a few weekend projects that can take your fence from falling apart to best on the block:

Repair the Rot

Any time untreated wood is constantly exposed to the elements or buried in the ground, rot will happen. While inspecting the condition of your fence, you may notice rot that is beyond repair. In that case, the post needs to be completely replaced with a new weather treated post. Fortunately, total replacement is not the only option. If the rot has not fully eaten away at a post, it can be reinforced with T-braces or wood scraps.

The best way to prevent rot is by treating the fence and ensuring it is always sealed and protected from rain and humidity, especially at the base of the fence where it is more susceptible to moisture over time. To prevent further rot, treat your fencing with a water seal or clear coat.

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Fischer Lumber Co. Selected Best Lumber Company by Advantage News Readers' Choice 2017

ReadersChoice Ribbon

Fischer Lumber Co. is excited to announce that it has been recently selected Best Lumber Company by Advantage News Readers’ Choice 2017.

“We are so honored to have been chosen and recognized by readers of the Advantage News,” said Ed Fischer, treasurer of Fischer Lumber Company. “To think back to Fischer Lumber’s beginning, this award shows how much we have grown in the community and region and it is such a point of pride for my family and the entire company.”

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Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Roof

You likely do not give much thought to your roof until something goes wrong. Save yourself the stress of a leak or an issue that goes unseen by knowing the signs that it may be time to replace the roof. If caught early enough, these signs can be nipped in the bud and prevent serious damage or a premature roof replacement.

Your Roof is nearing the big 3-0.

Most shingles’ useful life is between 20 and 30 years. When your roof approaches this age, it is time to consider a replacement. If you do not know how old your roofing material is, watch your neighbors. When the houses around you begin to replace their roofs, it is likely that your roof is a similar age because the homes were built around the same time.

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Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

Kitchens have long been referred to as “the heart of the home”, where meals are made, conversations are had and laughter is shared. However, they are also the place where guests gather and linger during parties, causing your house to quickly become too crowded, too loud and too messy.

Between Fourth of July cookouts and pool parties, summertime is filled of reasons to celebrate. Are you looking to host parties that are fun and functional this summer season? You should consider building an outdoor kitchen. An easy expansion to your home’s outdoor living space, an outdoor kitchen allows you to prepare meals and interact with your guests all at once. Forget the endless running back and forth between the kitchen and backyard for food, drinks and plates. With an outdoor kitchen, you can keep the cool air sealed inside your home and keep messy guests outside.

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Keeping it Cool this Summer

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While the temperature may feel perfect now, the dog days of summer are looming just around the corner. Make sure your home is ready to endure the heat or your utility bill will skyrocket faster than the temperature.

Improve Your Insulation

The better your insulation, the more cool air will stay inside where it needs to be. Fischer Lumber proudly offers Atticat blown-in insulation. If your home was built more than two decades ago and still has the original insulation, it is likely that your insulation has settled or decayed over the years. Do not allow your old insulation continue to rob you of your hard-earned money. Make an investment in energy efficiency and added home comfort.

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Summer Check List for Your Home

To do ListSummer is just around the corner, which means the storms, smoldering heat and humidity the season encompasses will be here before we know it. Is your home ready to beat the heat? Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the warm weather and to prepare your home to run efficiently this summer season:

Replace your air conditioner filter. Replacing your air conditioner’s filter every one to three months allows your air conditioner to run more efficiently and to produce clean air. If your family is victims of allergies, maintaining a clean air filter will help reduce your family’s symptoms.

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How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Setting

OutdoorSetting

The warmth of May has arrived; thus, the season of outdoor living is peaking over the horizon. Now is the time to optimize your outdoor living space for the countless memories to be made over the coming months.

Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home. Now is the time to embrace it and extend your life beyond the typical four walls.

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A Roof Truss You Can Trust

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Roof trusses are a cost effective and dependable way to support a roof of all shapes and sizes. There are many different designs of trusses; all containing a triangular base, but varying in design according to the specific details of a project.

Fischer Lumber specializes in creating custom trusses, using only the best materials so you can always feel safe and be protected from the elements of every season. Since there are endless designs of roofs and ceilings, the creation and design of a roof truss system should be always be done by a qualified professional.  

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