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The Beauty of a Deck

While the winter temperatures have not yet left us here in Wisconsin, the fact remains that the first day of spring is a mere three weeks away! Like our neighbors on the east coast, you are probably ready to put the winter season behind you. What better way to do it than add a deck! A deck extends your home, provides you with an outdoor room of sorts, and increases the value of your home. One might say that having one means the deck is stacked in your favor!

Add Decking to your Home

Now is a great time to consider adding a deck to your home too – you have ample time between now and summer to determine the deck you want, and get it properly installed. Perhaps you wish to stray away from the pains of traditional wood decks and instead try a Genovations Deck that boasts little upkeep and great quality. Maybe you desire a deck that wraps around the side of your house, or that complements your exterior home color perfectly. When it comes to entertaining guests, and giving yourself a chance to enjoy the outdoors, you’ll want nothing but the best.

Multiple Uses of Decking

One of the best aspects of a deck is its versatility. You get out of your deck what you want, whether that be grilling, reading a good book, entertaining guests, or simply sipping your coffee as you read the morning paper. The deck is the epitome of the warm seasons, it symbolizes the time you get to enjoy the warm beams of the sun shining down. So get started on enjoying spring, and make this summer a great one with a new deck. We at United Building Supply Inc. are happy to offer both AZEK Decking and Genovations for all of your innovational decking needs.

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Create a Home of Distinction: Masonite Doors

Quality Entry Doors

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The front of your house is an integral piece of the whole, a crucial element that gives your home character. It is a focusing point, and the first part of your home that visitors experience as they step over the threshold. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home in advance of selling it, or you simply seek to make your home more beautiful, Masonite Doors are a truly supreme choice. Their doors feature the best in energy efficiency, sound transmission, and beauty.

Energy Efficiency

Keeping your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer is a multi-pronged effort. Your windows, insulation, and doors all play significant roles. Not only is it in the best interest of the planet that you reduce the amount of energy used, it helps your wallet too. Scientists, inventors, and entire countries are searching for new energy sources, and while you may not be able to discover one, you can conserve the precious commodity while we still have it.

Sound Reducing

One of the more recent developments in residential construction is the reduction of sound through particular building materials. Doors turn out to be a vital component in reducing noise that is entering or exiting a room or building. We can measure this using STC (Sound Transmission Class). The higher the STC value, the better the door is at reducing noise. At Masonite, acoustical data is available on entry doors with or without glass, as well as interior doors.

United Building Supply Inc Doors

If you are looking to upgrade your entry door, or even add a patio door that can stand up to the elements, look no further than United Building Supply Inc.. We are proud to be a distributor of Masonite doors, and are happy to share their fantastic products with you.

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Benefits of Adding a Deck to Your Home

Late winter and early spring is the perfect time to start home improvement projects, including installing a new deck in your backyard. Starting now gives you enough time to research, plan and build your deck before summer arrives in full force. We’ve come up with just a couple reasons why adding a deck to your home is a great choice:

unitedbuildingsupplyinc1. Increase the Value of Your Home – Most renovations done on the outside of a home, such as adding a deck, offer an excellent ROI, as many homeowners desire some type of outdoor living space. When designing and adding a new deck, remember that outdoor furniture is often larger than indoor furniture and that there needs to be enough space for people to circulate.

2. Get Back to Nature – Convenient, attractive decks invite and encourage people of all ages to spend time outside. Whether you want a deck for children who need more space to be active, for extra guest hosting space, or you just want a comfortable place to spend some time outdoors, adding a deck is a great investment for both your home’s value and your at-home happiness.

So the real question is, why not build a deck? They are practical and add curb appeal, they have a high ROI, and they allow you to easily cook, relax, entertain and more comfortably outdoors.

United Building Supply, Inc. is proud to be a supplier of high quality, low maintenance PVC decking material that is guaranteed to last for years to come. Check out some of our decking options, and feel free to get in touch with United Building Supply today if you have questions!

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AZEK – The Leading Low Maintenance Decking Manufacturer

As consumers have moved away from wood and composite decks that require frequent maintenance, AZEK designed new low maintenance decking to meet the new demand. AZEK low maintenance decking eliminates the headaches of traditional deck materials, so you can more easily enjoy your deck for longer than ever.unitedbuildingsupplyinc

PVC Deck Benefits

AZEK decks are made from a cellular PVC formulation and have been engineered to withstand extreme weather and resist stains from everyday juice, wine or hamburger grease spills. Mold and mildew can appear on any outdoor surface, however on an AZEK Deck, it stops at the surface. Mold and mildew cannot penetrate into these deck boards, so all you have to worry about is an occasional surface clean.

AZEK Decks are also moisture resistant, so they can be used near water; they can also be used on a rooftop application (however, you should not attach your deck boards to any floating sub-structures).

Deck Cleaning made Easy

To clean an AZEK Deck, all you need is an all-surface deck cleaner, another all-purpose cleaner or even just some soap and water.

If necessary, AZEK Decks can be power washed using a fan tip as long as the pressure is kept at 1300 PSI or lower. To be safe and make sure the surface won’t be damaged, you should try your power washer on a scrap piece or on an inconspicuous area of your deck.

AZEK Products From United Building Supply, Inc.

United Building Supply, Inc. is proud to be a supplier of AZEK Decking. From the Arbor Collection to the Terra Collection to the Harvest Collection, United Building Supply can help you find and order the perfect decking building materials.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us today to find answers or place your deck order!

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BreatheEZ – High Quality Housewrap Insulation

There’s no real question about it, BreatheEZ is the highest quality weather resistant barrier on the market. From KB Building Products, BreatheEZ is available anywhere in the US, and when installed properly, effectively eliminates mold and mildew while improving your home’s energy efficiency.a

BreatheEZ & BreatheEZ Plus

BreatheEZ housewrap can be exposed for up to 9 months, which is extremely helpful during construction; additionally, the housewrap is very translucent, so both housewrap and exterior siding installers can see the nailing surface.

This high quality housewrap is a woven polyethylene product, engineered with micro-perforations, which allows water vapor to escape the substructure and promotes drying in the walls.

bBreatheEZ Plus was more recently developed to meet the high demand for high energy-efficient building materials. For both residential and commercial buildings, this housewrap is a 7mil microporous non-woven engineered fabric that creates an overall healthier and more energy efficient structure.

Housewrap with Custom Imprinting

KB Building Products also provides BreatheEZ housewrap with a custom logo print option. Their innovate printing process can handle logos of various sizes and colors, and they provide the industry’s smallest quantities and quick turn-around times. By printing your name and logo on housewrap, you can automatically increase the power and value of your building wrap. People will easily be able to tell who’s working on the building, as your name, logo, phone number and web address will be in large, easy-to-read font, so it is clearly visible and can be read easily.

At United Building Supply, Inc., we’re proud to be official BreatheEZ housewrap distributors. When you need quality housewrap, along with other building materials such as foam products, house siding materials, new windows, new doors, and even more. If you have a question about our housewraps or any other building supplies, feel free to give us a call today!

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Common Household Problems & Solutions

Your home requires care, love and maintenance. When you start getting uncomfortable at home from drafty windows, too high energy bills or even mold… it’s a sign your house needs works. We’ve come up with some of the most common problems homeowners face, as well as some solutions for said problems:

1. Cold, Drafty Rooms – After time, windows, doors and gaps in your house can cause certain rooms in your home to leak warm air and let cold air in. Often, when you add up all the air leaks in an older home, it can equal the amount of air lost through an open window or even door.
To stop drafts, you can replace your old windows with new energy efficient windows, add additional insulation if needed (particularly in the attic), and re-seal your home with quality caulk and sealants.

2. Mold or Mildew Inside – Outdated and drafty windows not only make your house more expensive to heat and keep comfortable, but inefficient windows can also result in frost, condensation, or even pools of water on window sills. Excess moisture that sits for too long can lead to mold, mildew and a faster deterioration of your window sill.
New, energy efficient windows can help you prevent excess moisture and mold. Additionally, foam insulation can help reduce humidity and ensure proper airflow.

3. High Energy Bills – High energy bills can often be traced back to, once again, inefficient windows or inefficient insulation. Professionals can help you identify hidden leaks, however if you can feel air coming through your windows, it’s a sure sign you’re wasting money and energy in the long run by not updating them now.

If you’re ready to revamp your home to save money and energy in the future, look no further than United Building Supply, Inc. for you insulation and window replacement needs. From new windows to new doors to home insulation products, United Building Supply has the quality and affordable building supplies you’ve been searching for.

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