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Building Industry Updates During Covid-19 - Fine Homebuilding

Last updated: 05-17-2020

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Building Industry Updates During Covid-19 - Fine Homebuilding

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of the residential construction industry and will continue to impact the way that builders, remodelers, tradespeople, suppliers, and manufacturers operate for some time. With concern about health and the economy at the forefront of so many people’s minds, Fine Homebuilding is thankful for the support we have from our audience and industry partners. We continue to strive to provide our community with the best and most up-to-date information about residential building and remodeling.

To help our readers navigate the construction supply chain, we’re providing updates on our partners’ business operations and practices during the pandemic.

AdvantageLumber.com is still operating our four U.S. factories. Our NY and NC facilities are curbside pickup and not accepting customers in the showrooms and all four locations are shipping orders throughout the entire US. We are offering free shipping on all of our decking and siding order over $2,500 and our WoodSlabs.com (www.woodslabs.com) division is offering free shipping on anything $500 or more.

BEAR CREEK LUMBER is open for customer walk-ins by appointment to limit the number of people in the facility to keep the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to a minimum.

The BILCO Company remains open and is still manufacturing product and selling through its distributors.

ClearMirror is shipping product daily and offering discounts on their shopping site for several products.

Crown Point Cabinetry showroom is closed but the company is open for orders and still delivering.

Crown Select Cabinetry showroom is closed but the company is open for orders and still delivering.

DeckWise, an American owned and operated company, continues to manufacture decking products and WiseBond Epoxy (www.wisebond.com) selling through its distributors and retailers.

Deerwood Fasteners continues business as usual and is introducing a new pocket hole screw jar display that includes free driver bits.

Huber Engineered Woods, makers of AdvanTech subfloor assembly and ZIP System building enclosure products, is still open and offering up to $5,550 (https://www.huberwood.com/rebates) in rebates for qualifying first-time users.

Humboldt Redwood  is open and supporting their home improvement, lumberyard, dealer, and distributor partners during this time.

Infinity Drain is open for business. Infinity Drain customer service, technical support, and warehouse fall under New York State’s definition of an essential business supporting the skilled trades and hardware & building material stores. Customer Service hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm ET.

LP continues to provide high-performance building products backed by industry-leading warranties. We have implemented rigorous cleaning protocols, enhanced our supply chain operations, and continue to practice social distancing for customer service, sales visits, and ongoing education and product training. Updates at

MiTek is open for business as usual, with new products, decking software and anchoring solutions.

Reinke Shakes is doing business as usual, but we are offering discounts on our older style of shingles.  See website for details.

RHH Foam Systems remains open and continues to manufacture Versi-Foam spray foam kits at full capacity.

Rockwool is maintaining operations with additional preventive measures in place at manufacturing facilities to minimize the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19.  Learn more here.

Stiebel Eltron is continuing to safely conduct normal business and to supply all its high-quality products through normal distribution channels, including its critical water heaters for handwashing and other hygienic needs.

Schluter Systems distribution centers are operational and all sales and support staff are completely available.  The company is also offering live online training (www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_us/webinars).

Sure Drive USA  is open for business as usual and is offering discounted prepaid freight rates on hidden deck clips.

Timberwolf Tools continues to ship Mafell, Makita, Wood Owl, and other tools, accessories, and parts from phone and on-line orders every weekday.

Viewrail manufacturers of modern stairs and railing, has all products available as usual on their website. The Express Line of Do-It-Yourself cable railing has been enhanced to make ordering easier, faster, and to bundle the most common components.

Warmboard is operating at 100% and offering greater flexibility to support our clients remotely with instructional webinars, online learning, video conferencing and screenshare for plans review.

Windsor Windows & Doors will continue to receive, process, and ship orders as usual. Our sales team is operating under travel restrictions but will begin making some day-trips when necessary and is always available to consult with our customers by phone or video conference. As a thank you to our builders, we are currently offering our new matte cladding colors at the same price as our standard colors.

ZipWall Dust Barrier System is open and operating normally. Please order from your local dealer or online from ZipWall.

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