Tips & Trends

How to Measure Windows

How to Measure Windows

How to Measure WindowsIf you’re going to install replacement windows, it pays to measure windows correctly the first time and avoid the headache of placing an incorrect order.

How to Measure Windows 101:

 

  1. Always measure the entire window, not just the glass! This includes the frame and trim as well as the window glass. Record your measurements to the nearest 1/16 inch.
  2. When recording measurements, follow the format “width by length.” For example, a window that is 63 inches wide and 27 inches long is recorded as “63 x 27.” A window that is 37 inches wide and 55 inches long is recorded as “37 x 55.”
  3. Measure windows width from left edge to the right edge.
  4. Measure windows height from top edge to the bottom edge.

Keep Your Pool Water Clear

How to Keep Your Pool Water Clear this Summer

Keep Your Pool Water Clear

Summer is finally here, hot and humid days are upon us, and there is no better way to cool down and relax than a dip in your pool. Unfortunately, the bacteria and algae that form in your pool can prevent you from enjoying it. The best way to keep your pool water crystal clear and safe is through prevention.

Here are the important preventative steps to make sure your pool is clean and ready to enjoy at all times:

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Historic Greene County Business Applauds ADI/Lumberyard’s New Beginning

A Recent Article Highlight’s GNH’s Support for the ADI Lumberyard groundbreaking:

A family-run lumber business that has helped build much of Greene County over the last four generations is lending its support to our Groundbreaking Celebration.

GNH Lumber TeamGenn Hagan, one of the partners at GNH Lumber, has been quick to welcome us to Catskill and share with us her good experience of running a business in the area.

“When new business comes to Greene County, we embrace it,” Genn told us recently. “Here’s another business bringing a positive economic impact to our neighborhood.

“You want the community you do business in to thrive and that starts from the ground up.”

We’re grateful to GNH Lumber for helping sponsor our May 7 event.

GNH has been supplying lumber, windows, floors and building materials for the construction of Greene County homes, office spaces, businesses and their surrounding properties for more than 100 years.

It is now run by four partners including Genn, her father Stan Ingalls, brother John Ingalls and cousin Ed McQuillen.

With four locations in the area and more than 50 employees — many of whom live in Greene County — Genn says she’s encouraged by how much chatter she’s been hearing about ADI/Lumberyard’s arrival.

“Catskill is a great place to embrace ADI/Lumberyard because it has such robust arts initiatives,” she says.

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Improve Your Curb Appeal with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding

LP SmartSide Trim & SIding

LP SmartSide Trim & Siding offers the warmth and beauty of traditional wood with the durability of LP engineered wood. It’s a complete line of high-performance trim and siding products to complement almost any building style.

LP Trim & FaciaAll LP SmartSide products feature their innovative, four component SmartGuard® manufacturing process for strength and to resist fungal decay and termites.

LP® SmartSide® Trim & Fascia are the perfect accent to any substrate. Uniform in density and consistency, they’re made with our proprietary SmartGuard® manufacturing process to protect against fungal decay and termites, and are backed by a 5/50-Year Limited Warranty.

The Importance of Feeding your Dog or Cat a Well-Balanced Diet

We know what is good and bad for own diets, but what about feeding your dog or cat a well-balanced diet?

Our cats and dogs are our family members, and with that they should be fed quality, well-balanced food that nourishes them. Quality food will:

  • keep your pet’s coat shiny and sleek
  • strengthen his or her immune system
  • and keep his or her digestive system working properly

The best pet foods have real animal proteins as the very first ingredient such as venison, turkey, whitefish, or another type of meat, poultry, or fish. Taste of the Wild pet food uses the highest quality grain-free formulas that are based on their ancestral diet. Here are some main ingredients that you will find in our pet formulas and how your pet benefits from them:

Transform Your Kitchen or Bath with Color

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If you’re considering an updated kitchen or bath for your home, but are working within a limited budget, consider how colors can transform your kitchen or bath without requiring any major renovations.

Bright, vivid walls of color can add impact, set a mood, create a focal point, enlarge a space, or make it feel more cozy. You can also use neutral or restrained colors to create a tranquil environment, or accentuate artwork and fixtures. Paints can also harmonize with your cabinetry (see blue kitchen image at right), or contrast against an architectural feature.

Now's the perfect time to redesign your kitchen! This March and April only at GNH Lumber, SAVE 20% OFF a kitchen or bath remodel. Learn more. <http://www.gnhlumber.com/event/20-off-kitchen-bath-redesign/>

5 Tips for Planning Your Perfect Deck

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With the weather warming up and the days growing longer, your outdoor spaces will soon be inhabited as much as the inside of your home. Now is the time to plan the perfect deck that you will enjoy throughout the spring and summer – and also into autumn or even winter!

A deck can expand the square footage of your living space, and can be planned to match the look and feel of your home, while staying within any budget. It can also increase your home’s curb appeal and property value.
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Building A Fence For Your Garden

Now that it’s time to start planting for your garden it’s also time to make sure that you keep those animals and pests out by building a fence. All you will need is some poultry netting and fence posts- both of which are on sale this month at GNH, so not only can you start building, but you will be getting a great price on your supplies! Follow these easy steps and you will have your garden fence up in no time.

Determine where you want the fence, and how much fencing you will need. Keep in mind that your posts should be about 6 feet apart, so you will need to figure out how many posts you will need as well.

Once you have all of your supplies, push the posts into the ground by stepping on the fin at the bottom.

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2017 Color Trends

Grey is the New Black: Color Trends for 2017

2017 Color Trends

We don’t usually like to play favorites when it comes to color trends, but in this case, we can’t resist! 2017 is quick approaching, and that means that it’s time to forecast the newest color trends for the year.

If you’re new to color selection, there are a few things professionals take into consideration when deciding on a palette. Color forecasters draw information from the fashion runways, auto manufacturers and the housewares industry. They also consider what’s going on culturally and how this impacts our national mood. We’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing the most interesting and trendy colors for 2017 so you can relax and imagine the possibilities.

So, without further ado, here are a few paint color trends for 2017.
Now's the perfect time to redesign your kitchen! This March and April only at GNH Lumber, SAVE 20% OFF a kitchen or bath remodel. Learn more. <http://www.gnhlumber.com/event/20-off-kitchen-bath-redesign/>