December 7th - 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR there is an opportunity to accumulate hours towards your CCB license. The JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show Northwest 2011 gives contractors the ability to fulfill hours of Discretionary Electives towards their CCB license by getting hands on training with live building clinics and attending the educational conference. Click on the following link to learn more about the conference and to register http://northwest.jlclive.com/
We are offering a July special of $100 off the purchase of product and installation on doors, windows and/or siding.
Please visit our other websits for details on your specific project at:
http://www.witherswindows.com for window installation
www.withersdoors.com for door installation
www.witherssiding.com for siding installation
Don't forget to mention our July special for this discount.
OSI WINTeQ System - Best Practices for Window Installation
June 9, 2011 3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Withers Lumber Brooks Store, 9105 Portland Rd NE Brooks
To make your reservations - Call Tim at 503-393-3993
Stay Educated about the Best Practices for Window Installation
High Quality Window Installation Outcomes for New Construction & Replacement Opportunities
Receive Free Foam applicator ($50 value) when buying 2 cases of OSI TeQ Foam
Conducted by in Installation Masters Trainer...Become certified to install the WINTeQ, 15 year warranty (New Construction), window installation system. Henkel will also give a background on proper use of construction adhesives and sealants by demonstrating other Henkel technologies
REFRESHEMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED
Whether you crave a private haven off the master bedroom where you can soak in a hot tub, want an outdoor kitchen for entertaining and parties, or need a fresh air space to simply unwind at the end of a long day, your new deck will quickly become a treasured retreat. If you can dream it, you can build it because quality decking materials come in a variety of finishes and colors. And railing and trim products help put the final touches on your new outdoor living space and tie it into the style and look of your home. Thinking about adding a deck and wondering where to begin?
Step 1. Determine how you will use your deck and the size you'll need. Do you want separate areas for separate activities such as cooking and eating, lounging, nurturing your greenthumb, or taking shelter under a gazebo? How many people will use your new outdoor living space?
Step 2. Consider the weather and seasons. Is your new deck meant just for summer or to be used more than one season? Will your deck provide access to your yard? What direction does the wind usually blow? Will it be sunny in the morning or afternoon?
Step 3. Complement your home. Choose the decking materials and railings in colors and textures that will look best with your home. Is the style of your home colonial, contemporary, or a seaside bungalow? Curvy, geometric, or straightforward designs and patterns can be as wild or as traditional as you want. Choose recycled products to be the most environmentally friendly.
Step 4. Find the closest retailer of deck materials such as Trex, Ever Grain, and Timber Tech — that's easy, Withers Lumber is nearby! Talk to the friendly folks at Withers Lumber about your budget and plans and they will help you make smart material choices that won't waste your money.
Step 5. Find a local contractor. If you aren't building the deck yourself, or want a professional to work alongside you, find a local contractor here to ensure a beautiful finished project.
Step 6. Enjoy! Not only does a great deck allow you to enjoy the great outdoors in a way that adds value to your home, it's also low-maintenance and stands up to Mother Nature.
Fasten decorative molding to ceilings, not walls.
Many homes have been built with trusses, which are prefabricated structural assemblies that hold up the roof and the top floor ceilings. Trusses are a series of triangles fastened together with gusset plates. The outside members of a truss are called chords while the inner pieces are known as webs. Truss uplift occurs when the top chord of the truss expands while the bottom chord contracts due to changes in humidity. Truss uplift usually becomes visible in a home during the winter when the bottom chords (the ceiling joist part of the truss), which are buried under ceiling insulation, stay warm and dry but the top chords are exposed to moisture. The resulting stress causes the truss to lift up at its center. When this happens, a crack can appear at the wall/ceiling juncture. From a structural standpoint, truss uplift isn’t a problem, but cosmetically, it can cause cracks and separations in the drywall. If you try to repair the cracks with drywall compound, they may reappear. Contractors can mask truss uplift by securing the ceiling drywall to the top of the interior walls and not the trusses for 18 inches away from the interior walls. As the drywall flexes, it stays fastened to the walls while the trusses lift above it. Decorative molding can also be installed where the walls meet the ceilings. The molding should be fastened to the ceilings, not to the walls, so as the ceiling moves up, so does the molding, thereby hiding the gap.
Lumber is sold in lineal feet—the total length of the lumber you are buying—or in board feet. Here at Withers Lumber, we normally deal in board feet, particularly on large orders, but we work in lineal feet equally well. A board foot is 12 inches long by 12 inches wide by 1 inch thick. A 2x6 that is 1 foot long also equals 1 board foot (think of the 1x12x12 board folded in half). For many homeowner projects, lineal feet are the easiest way to calculate the amount of lumber you needs. For example, if you're building a deck out of 2x6 lumber, you would use your plans to first measure the total length of decking boards you need—or just call us or come into one of our local stores and we'll help you figure it out. Then we'll calculate a price per foot on the species of lumber, such as 2x6 construction heart redwood, you want to use for your deck or other project. If you are not experienced in buying lumber or engineered wood, remember that all lumber is identified by its nominal size, which is different than the actual size. As an example, a 2x4 is actually 1.5 inches thick by 3.5 inches wide. A 2x8 is actually 1.5 inches thick by 7.25 inches wide. If this sounds complicated and overwhelming, don't worry. Withers Lumber is here to help and make sure you have the right amount of the right materials you need from start to finish!