It is that time of year again where the weather starts to turn warmer and homeowners start making plans to make improvements to their homes & landscapes. Many homeowners are DIYers but a large number are not and will call on you to help them with their projects. These weekend warrior wannabes don’t know a hammer from a nail and need all the help they can get from a prepared contractor like you.
Service Partners carries a variety of tools to help you on roofing jobs to building decks. Your tools will likely take a beating over time but don’t worry; Service Partners’ branches keep extras on hand for when you need a replacement. We carry extension cords, hammer staplers, safety & fall protection, flexed knifes and many other accessories you’ll need on the job.
Be prepared for your customers and give your nearest Service Partners location a call to help you gather all the accessories you need for a busy summer.
The winter solstice will take place this year on December 21st. On this day, you will experience the shortest day of light all year. Be sure that your customers are prepared with the right lighting to help them save energy and money. Using fluorescent light bulbs has a number of benefits over incandescent bulbs.
Advantages of Fluorescent vs. Incandescent
- Fluorescent lamps produce the same light output as incandescent lamps but use 1/3 the energy
- Fluorescent bulbs last apporximately 10 times longer than the average incandescent bulb
- Fluorescent bulbs emit better color rendering
- Fluorescent bulbs utilize less hazardous materials than incandescent bulbs.
Take the time to advise your customers to switch out their incandescent light bulbs for fluorescent. They will be glad they did.
Service Partners is the largest distributor of residential fiberglass insulation and accessory products in the United States.
Many older homes that have recessive lighting may not have insulation contact (IC) lights. As a contractor or homeowner this is one thing that you can check to make sure air leakage is kept to a minimum. If the recess light is not IC it is recommend you replace the light fixture with one that is IC rated. Upon replacement you can then place insulation in direct contact with the fixture, helping to minimize the transfer of air.