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Unsung heroes: Soffit, fascia and trim

What is one thing all builders know that many homeowners don’t? The purpose and function of soffit and fascia.

Soffit is the underside of the roof, sort of like the skin that covers your eaves — without it, rafter beams would be visible. Covering them with soffit gives the house a unified, tidy look and protects the rafters from the elements.

Fascia, the band that runs horizontally under the roof’s edge, typically goes hand-in-hand with soffit, and United Building Supply offers fascia in two sizes and a wide variety of colors. We offer LP Smartside Soffit products, which are an efficient and economical alternative to MDO and plywood soffits. Soffit options are available in three of LP’s product collections, each with a range of styles and profiles.

In addition, we have 35 colors of trim coil in stock to make sure builders have exactly what they need when they need to match aluminum trim with siding or windows. Our aluminum trim is made by Alsco Building Products, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers.

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High End Windows Without High End Prices

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The Beauty of a Great Window

Windows are the gateway by which we can see the outside world, and experience it from the comfort of our home. A great window is a glorious accent mark on a beautiful home, and only adds to a rich design. Quality windows bring light into a room, illuminate soft paint colors on the wall, and add a dynamic character to any home.

A Practical Purpose

Although windows are some of the more aesthetically pleasing aspects of a home, they do more than appeal to the eye. A properly installed window should retain heat within the home. In a similar way, your windows can give you a breath of fresh air when you need it – a fact that is particularly welcome in the warmer months of spring and summer.

Top Quality Exterior Remodeling Products

When you are looking to add windows to a home, or replace old windows with a sleek, updated version – you can trust the experts at United Building Supply Inc.to get you the materials you need at a great price. We’ve been operating in this industry for many years now, and are always happy to help contractors and builders by supplying them with top quality remodeling products. We pride ourselves on offering these products at affordable prices, to allow you to get the most out of their use. From stylish windows such as the Marvin Tilt Turn and Hopper window (pictured) to expansive bay and bow windows from top notch window makers Lindsay, Silverline Windows by Anderson, and Badger – we can supply you with the right window, every time.

Here at United Building Supply Inc., we recognize that your profitability is largely dependent on the quality of your final product. Allow us to help you successfully complete your next project, visit us online today to learn more.

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All Your Exterior Remodeling Products in One Place

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Our Remodeling Products Help Make a Home a Masterpiece

From the largest scale projects to the smallest, home remodeling is art careful a with a healthy dose of science mixed in. Creating the vision your client has in mind requires access to the finest materials available. Without those materials at a good price – you can be left out in the cold. Subpar materials break down more easily, are scratched and stained with ease, and ultimately don’t give your customer the best bang for their buck. Here at United Building Supply Inc. we have an abundance of great materials you can choose from. Take the exquisite deck pictured above, from Genovations. This masterful deck is gorgeous, practical, and made from top-tier materials. It is the perfect embodiment of our approach to remodeling.

Windows, Doors, Insulation, and More!

Based in Oostburg, Wisconsin, we are experts in exterior remodeling products. We have access to some of the absolute best manufacturers in the business. Take advantage of the relationships we’ve built over the years with access to the best in soffit, fascia, trim, and siding. In addition you can find high quality windows, doors, and insulation. In the end, we are here to provide you with the materials you need to get the job done. You can ensure that your prospective customers will be interested in what you have to offer when you have the cache of items that we offer in your back pocket.

Backed by Quality Industry Knowledge and Experience

Even if you are having trouble determining what company would best serve your needs, you needn’t worry. We’ve worked in the construction industry for many years and are prepared to help in any way we can. Utilize our wealth of knowledge to your advantage. Visit us online today to learn more about us and see how we can help you get the materials you need!

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Surviving The Cold

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Building Materials To Keep Your Family Warm

Any longtime resident of Wisconsin understands what it truly means to live through winter. The cold in Wisconsin can be truly unbearable, with temperatures regularly dipping well below freezing, keeping residents safely inside their homes to wait out the frost. The cold can become so unbearable that it appears to seep right into your skin, chilling you to the bone. Historically low temperatures necessitate proper building materials that will keep homeowners safe. The right building materials will ensure the warmth of the home is kept present, and the frigid air is prevented from entering.

United Building Supply Inc.: A Cut Above

When it comes time to reinforce your home for the winter temperatures, contractors across Wisconsin turn to United Building Supply for their materials. Insulation, for example, is a huge component in the overall heating of a home. Inefficient insulation can leave you seeing your own breath in your own home, so why take that chance? With United Building Supply Inc. at the helm, you are guaranteed the best building materials that give your home the best insulation and ability to retain warmth.

Materials for Old and New Homes Alike

Whether you are seeking to build an entirely new home or you are simply looking to upgrade a home already in existence – the professionals at United Building Supply Inc. are here to help. We are experts in our industry, and our knowledge is backed by many years of experience. We work closely with some of the best building material companies in the country to offer you everything you could possibly need to upgrade the durability of any given home. Browse our website or give us a call today to learn more about we can help you! 920-564-3888

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The Beauty of Ventilation: Larson Doors

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In the heat of summer, the term ventilation is certainly a refreshing one. A well ventilated home is not only a comfortable temperature, but contains a good air flow too. Traditionally, this is accomplished with windows and air conditioning, but the folks at Larson think a little differently. They thought of families that wish to increase the ventilation capability with their storm doors. The doors come equipped a built-in screen that invites the breeze inside. The doors are versatile, and can provide durable protection while serving as a ventilator at the same time.

The doors are especially useful as the summer months turn to autumn, and the cooler temperatures bring a refreshing change to the atmosphere. Why not take advantage of the crisp fall breezes that delight the air? With the ventilated doors from Larson, you can utilize the naturally occurring air and cool wind to keep your home fresh.

The Larson Difference

As the largest manufacturer of storm doors and storm windows in the United States, Larson didn’t become successful overnight. They are currently in the midst of celebrating their 60th year in business, a remarkable achievement for a company in any industry, especially in housing. Their doors are particularly effective in keeping homes safe from dirt, pollution, and other contaminates – while also allowing the good in, like a cool breeze.

Quality Building Materials in Wisconsin

At the end of the day, the quality of your home is based on the quality of materials that it is composed of. At United Building Supply, Inc., we specialize in taking homes to the next level of superiority. We utilize the best materials available to ensure your home looks great, lasts long, and operates efficiently. To learn more about how we can transform your home, visit us online today!

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The Wonder of Windows

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The windows of your home are a gateway: a passage through which you can see the outside world, and a way in for people who are looking at your home. Oftentimes windows go unnoticed by casual viewers and buyers. This can happen in the construction of a new home or in an already established edifice. In fact, if windows do not dominate the spectrum of your house, particularly when viewed from the outside, they may go mostly unnoticed. Frequently it is only when you see the windows from within the home that you can truly appreciate thins such as their placement relative to the sun, arrangement, size, shape, and style.

Badger Custom Windows

When you are searching for a high-end window with low maintenance, your search can begin and end with Badger Custom Windows. Located right here in Wisconsin, Badger is a small window manufacturer that knows how to do windows. All of their windows are built with heavy duty, extruded vinyl frame and double strength glass that utilizes the highest quality hardware. Your personal creativity can come into play when deciding upon a window shape you would like to use. Badger carries double and single hung, sliders, casement, bays, bows and a large variety of architectural shapes. The colors add an extra dimension of customizability. Choose from white, almond, medium oak wood grain, and light oak wood grain.

United Building Supply

Ordinarily, when homeowners consider making a change to their home, they seek to “play it safe” and make renovations on the inside. The popular belief is that they would rather change something they see every day and their guests see with regularity, than an exterior adjustment. But window alterations, additions, and installations do not have to be painful, time-consuming changes! Trust the home experts: United Building Supply, Inc. We can help you achieve the optimum look for your home.

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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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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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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

While replacing your windows isn’t the most exciting home improvement project, it can actually do wonders for you home. New windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency and provide other benefits. We’ve come up with some tips to help you decide if and when it’s time to replace your windows.

A Draft – The most obvious sign you need new windows is a draft. If you approach a window and feel air blowing or leaking from around the frames, your window is no longer blogairtight and is therefore a problem. Drafts can be uncomfortable and result in high utility bills as your heater and air conditioner have to compensate for the leaky window(s).

High Energy Bills – Even if you don’t actually feel a draft, if your energy bills have steadily been going up, and are now beyond reasonable, you may need new windows. Windows on different sides of the house can deteriorate faster than others, due to sunlight and weather exposure differences, so be sure you check windows all around the house.

It’s Too Loud Inside – If you live near an airport, downtown or just in a loud neighborhood, consider upgrading your windows for reduced noise transmissions. Especially if you still have single-pane glass, your windows should be upgraded for both increased energy efficiency and decreased sound transmission.

They’re Difficult To Open, Close or Lock – If your windows simply refuse to open, if they get stuck in an open position or if the lock doesn’t work, your windows are actually a danger. If everyone in your house can’t open the windows, this poses a serious threat in the event of a fire. Additionally, if you windows won’t lock, you leave open to safety concerns.

Whether you want to replace your windows to save money, increase security or just create a new look, look no further than United Building Supply for your all new window needs.

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