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Fischer Lumber Co. Steps Up as a Sponsor of the 2017 Edwardsville Art Fair

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Fischer Lumber Co. has signed on as a sponsor of the 2017 Edwardsville Art Fair. The family-owned lumberyard's sponsorship will be supporting the popular face painting event on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The 2017 Edwardsville Art Fair takes place Fri., Sept. 22 through Sun., Sept. 24 and will be held downtown in the beautiful City Park. Art connoisseurs and amateurs alike can enjoy the featured original artwork of over 100 accomplished artists and indulge in local food and drink.

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Do Something About Your Doors


Interior doors are frequently overlooked when making routine updates to your home. This should not be the case. One of the easiest ways to modernize your home is by updating the doors. Styles have changed drastically over the years, thus an investment in new interior doors can make a major impact on the aesthetic appeal of your home.

Fortunately, we have experts on our team with an eye for interior design. Their keen sense of style will ensure that you get the best door for your space while staying within your personal budget.

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Finishing Your Basement


A finished basement can reap endless benefits to your home and family. It can increase your home’s value, add more functionality and space to your home (without the extra costs of adding on) and not to mention, it can be adapted over the years to fit your family’s evolving needs. However, finishing your basement can be a daunting process and the design process needs to be carried out carefully. The Fischer family is here to offer you some advice for turning your lower level into a space the whole family can enjoy.

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It Is Time to Shed the Clutter... By Building a Tool Shed!


You haven’t been able to park inside your garage since you purchased the car you just paid off. You cringe every time you open the closet in fear of falling debris. You opt to purchase a new shovel instead of trying to reach the one in the corner of the garage. It’s time to invest in your sanity and a shed. While this may seem like a daunting task, we can ensure it is both easy and affordable in a few simple steps.

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Your Fence Needs a Facelift


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

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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?


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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