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New Green Housing Technology is on the Way

Aug 18, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Don Magruder, CEO RoMac Building Supply

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For the last several years, off-the-grid and green housing has been politicized by the political parties as some type of litmus value test pitting generations against each other. This is a shame as much of the world is turning toward green and renewable building and energy to secure economic futures and break the shackles of Mideast oil.  Like it or not, America is moving to green energy and renewables because it makes sense, and as the technology evolves the affordability makes these new technologies enticing. There is an abundance of wind, solar, and hydro renewable energy sources in America, and all that is needed is enhanced technology to harness it. 

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Licensed Contractor and Permit Offer Homeowner Protections

Aug 11, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Don Magruder, CEO RoMac Building Supply

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There are just some homeowners who do not want to follow the rules when it comes to construction projects, however, hiring a licensed contractor who permits the job is the basic rule of any construction project.  The construction lien laws implemented by the State of Florida were done to protect the consumer, not the contractor. Yet, there is a belief by many homeowners that construction and lien laws were only adopted to charge fees and slow down projects.  The most important aspect to understand about these laws is that if you don’t follow them, you and your project are financially at risk, and you will have little recourse if the contractor fails to perform. 

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Don’t Get Fooled by Lumber Pricing

Jul 22, 2021 4:00:00 PM / by Don Magruder, CEO RoMac Building Supply

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The huge runup in lumber pricing in the spring has gotten the attention of homeowners, builders, and subcontractors, and most equate these cost increases as the main cost of housing.  While it is important, lumber pricing is not the main driver of home prices.  Don’t be fooled by assuming that new home prices are coming down anytime soon.

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When Home Projects Create More Work

Jul 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Don Magruder, CEO RoMac Building Supply

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Have you ever set out to do some home repair, maintenance, or project, and you have one of the oops moments when you did something that created more work?  It happens all the time, and the huge Big Box home retailers earn millions of dollars when homeowners make mistakes on one project that causes another project. 

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Buy the Right Treated Lumber for Your Next Project

Jul 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Don Magruder, CEO RoMac Building Supply

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Summer is the time of year that many decks, porches, and docks are restored or built because it is time to enjoy barbecues and the great outdoors.  A mistake a lot of consumers and even builders make is they just order treated lumber without understanding there are many different types.  Ordering the wrong treated lumber for an application can result in premature failures which are costly due to the material and labor costs. 

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