Economy Lumber: Blog Channelhttp://economylumber.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/31000/31515/thumb_economy-lumber_logo2012.jpgEconomy Lumberhttp://economylumber.comen-USCopyright 2014, Economy LumberSat, 22 Nov 2014 22:11:00 -0500Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:11:00 -0500http://www.newmediaretailer.comBenefits of a Programmable Thermostatblog_251481416027600http://economylumber.com/blog/article/25148/benefits-of-a-programmable-thermostatControlling your home's energy use is always an ongoing challenge for homeowners. Updating your home's windows and doors with more energy efficient models, is another.BlogsSat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500Tips for Living through a Renovationblog_247491414814400http://economylumber.com/blog/article/24749/tips-for-living-through-a-renovationA renovation project can be very rewarding. But like most things in life, rewards don't come easy. Renovation projects can vary in size and expense, though one theme that holds true throughout any of them is the impact it makes on your daily life.BlogsSat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Strippingblog_243151413345600http://economylumber.com/blog/article/24315/what-to-look-for-inspecting-your-insulation-and-weather-strippingAs the cold weather approaches and your furnace begins its annual duties, we often think of ways to make our homes more energy efficient. One thing that can make a big impact on energy savings at a reasonable cost is inspecting your insulation and weatherstripping.BlogsWed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Your Home Fire Safety Checklistblog_239991412136000http://economylumber.com/blog/article/23999/your-home-fire-safety-checklistSince October is Fire Safety Month, it seems like the appropriate time to go over what you can do in regards to fire safety in your home. According to the CDC, deaths from fires and burns are still the third leading cause of fatal home injuries. Of these deaths, 70% are due to smoke inhalation.BlogsWed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400The Top 5 Mobile Apps For Contractorsblog_237341411531200http://economylumber.com/blog/article/23734/the-top-5-mobile-apps-for-contractorsA smartphone can be one of the best tools for Contractors on a job site. Click here to learn about the 5 most useful apps available.BlogsWed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYerblog_148891410753600http://economylumber.com/blog/article/14889/repainting-your-home-tips-for-the-diyerIf your home's paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself? That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how?BlogsMon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400End of Season Checklist for your Deck or Patioblog_161461409544000http://economylumber.com/blog/article/16146/end-of-season-checklist-for-your-deck-or-patioIt's been a great summer and you've been enjoying your patio or deck as much as humanly possible, right? Well, remember early this spring when you opened up your deck and all of the work you put into it?BlogsMon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400Earthquake Safety at Homeblog_231991409284800http://economylumber.com/blog/article/23199/earthquake-safety-at-homeUnlike hurricanes and some other natural hazards, earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning.BlogsFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400Repairing Rotted Window Sillsblog_227951408075200http://economylumber.com/blog/article/22795/repairing-rotted-window-sillsWindow sills take quite a beating. Constant exposure to the sun, rain and ice can take a toll, especially when water finds its way beneath the layer of paint and caulk. Ongoing exposure to moisture can cause the sill to rot, a process that only gets worse over time.BlogsFri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400DIY Tips for Installing a French Drainblog_219901405396800http://economylumber.com/blog/article/21990/diy-tips-for-installing-a-french-drainA French drain is typically used to alleviate drainage issues in your yard, lawn or garden. These problems often occur in situations where land is at or near the bottom of a slope.BlogsTue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400