DIYers Should Learn about Wood before Visiting a Lumberyard

Contractors and individuals in the Hawthorne, New Jersey, area can visit the Home Supply & Lumber Center for essential project supplies. Since its founding more than 50 years ago, Home Supply & Lumber has supplied an array of doors, windows, railings, mantles, and other products to serve every construction need. The company provides the personalized customer service every do-it-yourself (DIY) aficionado needs to complete home improvement projects.

DIYers need to learn some basics about wood before visiting a lumberyard for projects supplies. For example, DIYers should know that the National Hardwood Lumber Association has established standard lumber grades, which reflect to the quantity of defects in a board. The highest hardwood grade is First and Seconds (FAS), with several lower designations. Softwoods also receive grades, which are established by the American Softwood Lumber Standard. Softwoods used for construction, or dimensional wood, receive grades based on strength, with appearance softwoods graded by looks. By equipping themselves with knowledge about standard wood-grading procedures, DIYers can confidently select the wood they need for any home-based project.

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Professional Hire vs. Do It Yourself Home Improvement

by Home Supply & Lumber Center, Inc., Hawthorne, New Jersey

Even the most ambitious and experienced home improvement aficionados may from time to time doubt their abilities to complete certain tasks around the home. Depending on the complexity of the project, homeowners of varying talents and levels of experience may consider seeking the help of professional contractors. On one hand, do-it-yourself projects give you a sense of accomplishment and save you money; on the other, there is no shame in hiring a professional who can guarantee proficiency and accuracy. Here are some issues to think about:

DIY
1. You save on labor costs.
2. You gain experience.
3. You don’t have to deal with having a stranger in your home.
4. You can do the project at your own pace.

Hiring Professional Contractors
1. You save yourself time and effort.
2. You have support from a skilled worker who can make amendments if you have new ideas.
3. You are more or less guaranteed a job well done.
4. Depending on the contract you arrange, the contractor who makes a mistake is responsible for fixing the problem.

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