Magbee Contractors Supply has added two new tractor trailers to the fleet. These additional vehicles will enhance our overall delivery capabilities, helping to ensure customers get their materials when they need them. Each tractor is equipped with a piggy-back forklift, allowing for precise product placement on the job site.
Look for one of these new trucks coming to a job-site near you!
Over the past few years, PVC has become a popular product with architects, builders, contractors and homeowners. The perception of the product as a “plastic board,” and the associative concept of “plastic = cheap” is quickly being outweighed by its low maintenance and extended life span when compared to wood.
PVC shares several characteristics with wood. And like wood, PVC will expand and contract.
If expansion joints are taken into consideration during installation, this natural movement will have little impact. However, if the wrong paint is applied to PVC, the standards no longer apply. For example, if PVC is painted with a dark hue of ordinary latex paint, the product will often expand dramatically when exposed to direct heat from the sun – and this expansion can often be greater than the recommended spacing.
The result from this over-expansion is often buckled and deformed PVC.
To avoid this ugly and costly condition, PVC manufacturers recommend using a 100% acrylic latex paint with an LRV (light reflective value) of 55 or higher.
As a rule, the higher the LRV, the lighter the color.
For paint colors with an LRV of 55 or lower, use a paint that has been specifically developed for application on PVC. Using paint with an LRV below 55 allows the product to absorb excessive heat, which can cause PVC to bow, buckle or deform.
There are a number of paint manufacturers that offer special formulations for PVC products. And choosing the right paint can make the difference between years of satisfaction for the homeowner and PVC putting the moves on you.
Installation of Azek Products
This page offers a number of instructional videos and downloadable PDF’s concerning the installation of Azek products. Visit the Azek website here
Installing CertainTeed Products
For installation tips concerning Certainteed products, visit the CertainTeed website here
Anyone offering a product or a service needs to take advantage of multiple channels to market their stuff. Websites, social media platforms, print media, television ads – these are examples of marketing tools that are used everyday. Its important to leverage as many of these tools as possible to reach as many people as we can.
Now, there’s a new tool out there to broaden your marketing reach.
At houzz.com, builders, architects, remodelers, interior designers and landscape professionals can share their work by uploading photographs of their work. According to Houzz, over 25,000 professionals have uploaded more than 160,000 images.
Visitors to the site collect photographs, find professionals in their local area, and have the option of uploading photos of their own homes. The sign up process is easy, and free.
Unless you have more business than you can handle, its worth taking the time to set up an account and load some images.
You can learn more about this web service at houzz.com
According to Don Hays, President and Chief Investment Strategist of Hays Advisory, its time for the government to act on the housing crisis, and act now. “We have 2.2 million people in the housing construction industry that are still out of work and cannot get a job so that is the place that has to be stimulated,” Hays says. “We think that is the one area that has not had the same long term encouragement.” For the whole story, view the video:
Felicia Feaster at the Atlanta Journal Constitution recently wrote an informative article on finding a reliable contractor. She points out that the decision process shouldn’t be taken lightly, and choosing the right contractor requires doing some research before leaping into your project.