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Warm Up with an Insulated Garage Door

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This winter, you might continuously be thinking of ways to keep to your home warm. Maybe you’ve added insulation to your attic or crawl space; installed new exterior doors with tight weather seals; or even had replacement windows put in. But have you thought about the garage door? After all, it is the largest opening that connects the inside of your home to the outdoors. With those blustery December nights yet to come, an insulated garage door might need to make its way to the top of your list. 

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Fischer Lumber Announces Sponsorship of the 2018 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Junior Service Club Holiday House Tour

Fischer Lumber Co. is one of the sponsors of this year’s Junior Service Club Holiday House Tour on Sun., Dec. 2.

“This is our second time sponsoring and supporting the Junior Service Club Holiday House Tour,” says Ed Fischer of Fischer Lumber Co. in East Alton. “We absolutely love participating in community activities like this one, especially during the holidays. We are a family-owned, local business and we believe in inspiring generosity and giving back to area communities.”

The self-guided tours of seven beautiful Glen Carbon and Edwardsville homes will be held from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the tour, guests will witness some of the best in holiday décor and design and will receive special giveaways from event sponsors. This year’s tour includes a collection for personal care items and canned goods for the Glen Ed Food Pantry.

Remaining tickets for the event will be available and sold at each home on the day of the event for $30. For more information, please visit 
http://www.edglenjuniorservice.org/holiday-house-tour.html.

For more information about Fischer Lumber, please visit its showroom at 210 N. Shamrock, East Alton, visit fischerlumber.com or call 618-259-7434.

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What’s the Difference? Asphalt & Architectural Shingles

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Ready to replace your roof? It’s a big project that homeowners will face at one point or another. First and foremost, you’ll need to choose the shingles: 3-tab asphalt shingles or architectural style shingles. While asphalt is the most commonly used shingles, architectural shingles are gaining popularity because of their classy appearance and durability. So, let’s talk about both to see which option is best for you.

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The Hottest Trends in Kitchen Design

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It has been an interesting year for home design. Tons of new styles have been introduced to consumers and at the same time many older ones are coming back. Your kitchen says a lot about you, and as a main gathering space and focal point in your home, why not show it off? With social dynamics and technology constantly changing, so will your kitchen design. Here are some of the hottest trends in kitchen design you haveto get your hands on.   

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Choosing Laminate Countertops

Screen Shot 2018 10 24 at 8.35.33 AMYou’ve decided to enter the world of laminate countertop shopping! Even though marble and granite are “in” right now, they just aren’t your style - and that’s okay. There are plenty of laminate options and designs that will match both your style and your budget perfectly! 

Laminate countertops are made from layers of resin-coated brown paper - squeezed together under high heat and pressure. Each laminate countertop has a decorative layer (the top piece that people see) made of colored paper. It’s covered with a plastic overlay - resulting in hard, durable countertops that are water resistant, easy to clean, and affordable.

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The Benefits of Flooring with AdvanTech

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Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your current place, we need to talk flooring. It’s easy to quickly get absorbed in all the options, but before the flooring craze sweeps you off your feet, let’s make sure your subflooring is up to par.

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Tackle that Fall Fencing Project with Cedar

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October is just days away and pretty soon the leaves will change. All summer long you told yourself: “I’ll tackle that fence in the fall.” Well, fall is upon us and so is that fencing project. You may not think so, but this project will be a breeze - assuming you choose the right wood for this task and you will with our help.

There is certainly no shortage when it comes to wood fencing materials. Just a few options include bamboo, spruce and pine - all easily manufactured for fence construction. But, if you’re ready to install a wood fence that is both cost-effective and classy; western red cedar is it. And as a bonus, locally owned and operated Fischer Lumber, chooses to carry it.

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