Can Using More Wood Reduce Your Environmental Footprint?

March 30, 2010

Structure magazine recently posed the question, “Can using more wood reduce your environmental footprint?” The magazine explores why it’s important for designers to focus on which materials they will use, as well as the life cycle of those materials. For example: “Some people might think that recycled products are automatically preferable even though they may

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Schutte Lumber Company now offers mineral siding

March 26, 2010

Mineral Shingles are a replacement for asbestos siding shingles found on older style houses or for new construction. Siding won’t warp, dent, rot, shrink, or expand and resist termites. Contains no asbestos. Fire-proof, durable, and resistant to freeze-thaw conditions. Tough and durable, even for commercial applications. 11″ exposure and 11/64″ thick. It comes primed and

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Builders Commend Proposed Energy-Efficient Initiatives

March 25, 2010

How’s this for a startling statistic: Economists from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) estimate that every $1 billion in remodeling and home improvement activity generates 11,000 jobs, $527 million in wages and salaries and $300 million in business income. That’s quite an estimate. And one that President Obama, who in Savannah, Ga., recently,

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Green-focused Building Trends for 2010

March 24, 2010

Did you know? Green building is expected to grow by more than 60 percent in 2010 alone, (using new, cumulative LEED project registrations as a proxy). Although the focus is expected to change from new construction to existing buildings, here are some trends you can expect to see this year, per the Earth Advantage Institute:

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Wood: Sustainable by Design

March 17, 2010

Did you know? “Wood is the only major building material that is renewable. Warm, natural wood uses less energy and produces less air and water pollution than the energy intensive manufacture of steel and concrete,” according to an article in Wood Design & Building magazine. Do you want to reduce the impact of your home

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Kick-Start your Green Practices

March 16, 2010

Builders and architects are used to clients relying on their expertise in regards to building materials and installation methods, but when it comes to sustainability, are they well-versed in green practices? Here are five easy ideas–per Residential Design & Build magazine–to get you started: “Use low-odor, zero-VOC or low-VOC paints, sealants and adhesives. This includes

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Summer Hours

March 15, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company Summer Hours begin today, March 15th! We will be opening Monday through Friday at 7am and closing at 5pm. Saturdays we will remain open from 8am to Noon and, as always, closed on Sundays.

Protecting your Home from Lead Exposure

March 10, 2010

Did you now that a new EPA law requires remodelers to be certified to work in pre-1978 homes? Or, that the “Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defined lead poisoning as the No. 1 environmental threat to the health of children in this country”–in 1991? The March/April 2010 issue of

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Your Weekend Project Headquarters

March 8, 2010

We’ve written about woodworking showcase blog LumberJocks before (see Getting Serious With Sycamore), and today we’ll do it again, as one of their bloggers has allowed Schutte Lumber to play a starring role in providing shelter for their baby–lumber for the crib! Writes Mark DeSchepper: “Like all proud woodworkers we share in the joy of

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Schutte Lumber Company Weekly Drawing

March 5, 2010

Every week Schutte Lumber Company will be doing a drawing for a $25 gift card!  Please come to the Showroom to find out how to qualify yourself to win.  This week the winner is Dennis Barlow of DNAB.  Congratulations Dennis! Check back frequently for great deals!

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