Fiberglass Reinforced Panels Provide Revolutionary New Options

At Wallboard Supply Company, we feel that our job is to help our customers learn about new products that can help them improve their products. One of the new products we've come across recently is fiberglass reinforced panels. These panels provide you with strong options for a wide range of applications. In this post, we'll introduce you to the basics of what these panels are, how they perform and similar information.

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Building Supplies: Why Material Quality is Vital to Final Quality

We've all run into this issue at some point or another: you find something - whether it's an appliance, article of clothing or tool - that has an amazing price and you've just got to buy it. A few hours, days or weeks down the road, you realize why it was such a bargain - it's junk! The same applies to building supplies. When you purchase better quality material, you'll reap the benefits for years down the road. Here's a close look at the issues that can arise when your material quality is sub par compared to what should have been used in the first place.

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How Contractors Can Find the Right Drywall Supplier

When you're busy hanging drywall and winning jobs, dealing with issues with your drywall supplier can really cut into the time you need to get the job done. How do you find the right drywall supplier for your business? There are a number of aspects you can look at with a drywall supplier that can help you make sure they can take care of your business. Here are a few of the major ones you'll want to look at when investigating a drywall supplier to ensure they're a good fit for you.

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Not So Heavy Metal: How Metal Studs Can Benefit Any Project

When you're in the habit of using wood framing for your project, it's easy to stay stuck in a rut. However, there are a number of advantages to using metal studs that can have you on the right track for any number of project types. But how do you know where to apply this type of framing and what is different from the wood framing you're already familiar with? Here are some details to help you along the way.

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The Top Five Major Crane Failures of 2016

When you work in construction, you always hear stories about machine failure on the job site, whether it was bad design by the architect, poor material quality or a completely unintended consequence over what would usually be an everyday task. Below are five serious crane failures for 2016. Unfortunately, some of them ended with tragedy. We hope this post will motivate you, and your crew, to take caution and use appropriate steps in every facet of your construction project.

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Kick off Your Next Project with These Cool Stadium Designs

Whether it was the Romans at the Colosseum or the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, there's nothing that screams sports as loudly as a stadium. But behind every major-league team's home turf is a talented architectural team that has created a truly amazing design. Whether you need inspiration for your man cave or are looking for something to dress up your school's existing stadium, you'll find awesome inspiration in these top five cool stadium designs:

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Drone On: How Drones are Gaining Popularity in Construction Businesses

They're being used in the military, agriculture and emergency management, to name just a few specific industries. Drones have been gaining popularity in both public and private aspects of our lives. But how much difference can they make in the construction industry? Quite a lot, according to industry studies, potentially adding up to billions of dollars. Here's a bit more on how drones can help reduce waste in the construction industry.

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DeWalt's FLEXVOLT Batteries: Get Next Level Power and Performance

You know what it's like. You get done with a relatively simple task, then need to change to corded tools that provide more power. Once you've completed that project, you need to switch back to a lower-powered tool system again. You know you could get better efficiency out of your crew's time if you could avoid all the switching! Fortunately, the innovative engineers at DeWalt have heard your call and have developed their new FLEXVOLT batteries and line of tools to create exactly what you need. Here are the details to help you get started.

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Watch Where You're Pointing That Thing! A Quick Look at Nail Gun Safety

Though nail guns are an important tool, especially in residential construction, they can also be very dangerous. Nail gun accidents are responsible for over 37,000 emergency room visits every year, with 68% of accidents occurring on the job. Many thousand other accidents are never treated professionally, with two out of every five carpentry apprentices reporting a nail gun accident in their first four years on the job. Nail gun safety is no laughing matter and deserves a place in your business' safety training and procedures. Here's a look at how to keep nail guns working safely on the job.

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5 Awesome Tiny Houses That Aren't That Tiny

Over the years, there have been housing styles that have come and gone. The craftsman, the Tudor, the Victorian, the ranch: all these homes were very popular in their day. One modern option that is quickly gaining ground to remain in the records of history is the tiny house. Though the definition differs depending on who you talk to, these go from an ultra-portable 80 square feet to a "tiny mansion" of 1,000 square feet. Focused on the movement towards minimalism and simplicity, the tiny house forces its occupants to only retain what has value to them, instead of plastic totes full of decorations for every holiday and boxes full of old records that "might be needed".

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