Month: July 2006

Exterior shutters and wooden windows (double hung) Couldn’t find any prices or online ordering anywhere, no dealer in my area.—various double hung window manufacturers Factory direct sales—no prices online, requested prices through their information request form—hidden doors, I thought they only had those in the movies.

Trusses … Today, in almost all parts of the country, one can go to a local lumberyard with a building design on the back of an envelope, watch the technician keyboard all the critical dimensions—spans, snow loads, roof pitch, and so on into the software formula— and, a few seconds later, watch the printer spit …

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Designer doors, kivas, etc. Of course Home Depot doors are cheaper.  Very cool online design options.  Hmm, just designed an entrance with two side panels and stained glass for about $1,500.  That’s a lot less than what I saw at Lowe’s recently.  Maybe I’m missing something. Lots of stuff at this site.

Flat roofs—gutters

box gutters waterproofing decks Flat metal roof with 20 year warranty “Twenty-year material warranties are customary for metal roofing systems, which is considerably longer than the standard protection for built-up and single-ply systems. Long-term warranties are sometimes offered for weathertightness on metal roofs, including those with a 1/4:12 slope.” “Metal standing seam roofs are …

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