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When to Hire a Contractor

June 20, 2019
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Are you renovating a room in your home, considering a major remodel, or building a new house from the ground up? If so, there are many benefits to hiring a contractor. You may be pretty handy, but unless you work in the construction industry, the complexity of these projects could get the best of you. A contractor’s expertise can help your project go smoothly and help you avoid costly mistakes. Here are a few things to know before you hire a contractor.

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Build Your Own Picnic Table

June 6, 2019
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While there are many picnic tables available for purchase, building your own is affordable and will instill a strong sense of pride once the job is done. Plus, constructing a table is simpler and less time consuming than you think. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a long-lasting addition to your landscape.

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5 Weekend Wood Projects

May 23, 2019
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At Friel Lumber, our ideal weekend always involves sawdust and wood stain. Now that summer’s here to stay, take advantage of this warm weather and get all your projects done. Whether you’re a master craftsman or just getting your toes wet, it’s time to break out the nails and sandpaper. Whatever weekend wood projects are on your to-do list this summer, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top five summer projects, then stop in to pick up all the lumber you might need.

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What to Look for in Quality Windows

May 9, 2019
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Windows are a big investment. Naturally, you want to choose the right material, style, and brand when replacing old windows or buying them for the first time. If you want to make sure your new windows look great and perform well for many years to come, keep an eye out for these features. Then, you can start spotting quality windows like a pro.

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Deck Material 101

April 12, 2019
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If you’re thinking about a new deck, one of the most important factors to consider is the deck material. Ultimately, the material you choose affects how the deck looks and feels, as well as its lifespan. Plus, the location of the deck and its usage also affect which deck material best-suits your project. Friel Lumber Company carries a range of decking brands and materials to help you find what you’re looking for. Not sure which one to pick? We’re here to help.

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Gorgeous Split-Entry Foyers That Inspire

March 25, 2019
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Split-level housing became popular in the 1960s, as it provided a way to separate family activities. In this style of home, the front door leads to a small foyer halfway between the upper and lower floors. Stairs immediately ascend and descend from the entryway, creating a lack of storage room. But, with any home, there are ways to add storage to even the smallest of spaces. These gorgeous split-entry foyers are sure to inspire your next project.

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Types of Home Siding to Consider

February 21, 2019
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With so many different types of home siding available, it can be hard to choose one. That’s where Friel Lumber comes in. We can help you consider the style, durability, cost, and maintenance to ensure you select the best option. But ultimately, the final decision is up to you. To help narrow down your needs, let’s start by exploring each type.

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The Importance of Insulation in Your Home

February 9, 2019
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Many factors work together to keep a home safe and comfortable. Insulation is perhaps one of the most important. It works behind the scenes in the walls, basement, and attic all year round. Its primary job is to help control airflow and temperature, but that’s just the beginning. When installed correctly, insulation can have major benefits to a homeowner. Read on to learn about the importance of insulation in your home.

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5 Types of Deck Railings You Will Love

August 10, 2018
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If you’re thinking about redoing your deck, be careful not to overlook the railings. The rails add the perfect finishing touch and can tie the whole space together. While the deck railings’ main purpose is safety, they can also become a beautiful statement piece. Check out these five different types of deck railings for inspiration.

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Home Insulation Basics

June 27, 2018
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Being a homeowner is amazing, but we can’t all afford our own maintenance crews. That is why it is important to know the basics of home maintenance and things like home insulation. Here is a basic guide on home insulation and what you need to know.

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