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Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

Kitchens have long been referred to as “the heart of the home”, where meals are made, conversations are had and laughter is shared. However, they are also the place where guests gather and linger during parties, causing your house to quickly become too crowded, too loud and too messy.

Between Fourth of July cookouts and pool parties, summertime is filled of reasons to celebrate. Are you looking to host parties that are fun and functional this summer season? You should consider building an outdoor kitchen. An easy expansion to your home’s outdoor living space, an outdoor kitchen allows you to prepare meals and interact with your guests all at once. Forget the endless running back and forth between the kitchen and backyard for food, drinks and plates. With an outdoor kitchen, you can keep the cool air sealed inside your home and keep messy guests outside.

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Keeping it Cool this Summer

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While the temperature may feel perfect now, the dog days of summer are looming just around the corner. Make sure your home is ready to endure the heat or your utility bill will skyrocket faster than the temperature.

Improve Your Insulation

The better your insulation, the more cool air will stay inside where it needs to be. Fischer Lumber proudly offers Atticat blown-in insulation. If your home was built more than two decades ago and still has the original insulation, it is likely that your insulation has settled or decayed over the years. Do not allow your old insulation continue to rob you of your hard-earned money. Make an investment in energy efficiency and added home comfort.

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Summer Check List for Your Home

To do ListSummer is just around the corner, which means the storms, smoldering heat and humidity the season encompasses will be here before we know it. Is your home ready to beat the heat? Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the warm weather and to prepare your home to run efficiently this summer season:

Replace your air conditioner filter. Replacing your air conditioner’s filter every one to three months allows your air conditioner to run more efficiently and to produce clean air. If your family is victims of allergies, maintaining a clean air filter will help reduce your family’s symptoms.

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How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Setting

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The warmth of May has arrived; thus, the season of outdoor living is peaking over the horizon. Now is the time to optimize your outdoor living space for the countless memories to be made over the coming months.

Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home. Now is the time to embrace it and extend your life beyond the typical four walls.

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A Roof Truss You Can Trust

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Roof trusses are a cost effective and dependable way to support a roof of all shapes and sizes. There are many different designs of trusses; all containing a triangular base, but varying in design according to the specific details of a project.

Fischer Lumber specializes in creating custom trusses, using only the best materials so you can always feel safe and be protected from the elements of every season. Since there are endless designs of roofs and ceilings, the creation and design of a roof truss system should be always be done by a qualified professional.  

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Keep the Spring Elements Out of Your Home

 

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While April means spring is finally here, it also means the arrival of sporadic rain showers and storms. Many homeowners make the mistake of not replacing their old windows in an effort to save money. However by replacing your old worn down windows, you are protecting your home from springtime elements while also instantly adding curb appeal.

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Fischer Lumber Co. Steps Up as Gold Level Business Sponsor of Edwardsville’s Neighbors in Need

Screen Shot 2017 03 30 at 9.42.08 AMFischer Lumber Co. has joined the Edwardsville’s Neighbors in Need as a 2017 Gold Level Business Sponsor. With this business partnership, Fischer Lumber Co. will be sponsoring both The Taste of Edwardsville and the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K this coming year.

The 9th Annual Taste of Edwardsville will be held on Sat., May 13 in the heart of downtown Edwardsville in the Leclaire Room and an adjacent party tent. This premier event features the best cuisine Edwardsville has to offer, as well as live entertainment by Well Hungarians. Over 500 community residents are expected to attend! Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning April 13.

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It's Time to Replace Your Old Front Door

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The front door of a home has so much more value than simply being an entry way to what’s inside. Having a reliable front door is essential to the value of a home, making it crucial for homeowners to inspect their front door that’s suffering from old age.

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