Tips from the Pros

Who’s Winning the HBA Video Contest?

The title of this post might be a tiny bit deceiving because the videos we are referring to were never intended to be posted as a competition. Here is a little of the back story to help you follow. The HBA had videos created and some have now been posted on Facebook. In our current…

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Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances U.S. government has placed restrictions on how much refrigerant can be produced and by 2020 will no longer be produced. As the amount of R-22 refrigerant that’s available dwindles down, the cost of the refrigerant begins to skyrocket. So what should I do? If you have replaced or upgraded your system…

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Bundle Virtually Everything Together for your Kitchen… at Southern Supply

With Finance by Cambria®, you can bundle virtually everything together for your kitchen, bath, or other remodel project. Just start with beautiful Cambria natural stone surfaces, then add other interior remodel products and services offered by your Cambria dealer. With convenient payment plans to match any budget, Finance by Cambria offered EXCLUSIVELY at SOUTHERN SUPPLY…

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Combining Classic & Current Trends to Maximize Your Investment

Eric Lea Design Studios on Combining Classic & Current Trends Ok, I like trendy things.  I LOVE classic things.  Here is where the rub is…  you want to invest in your home, you want it to last (cause you invested in it…duh!), and you want it to look great!  I get it!  Here is what…

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When do windows need repair? Southern Supply

Facebook post by Southern Supply As a homeowner, you may have asked yourself “how do I know when to repair or replace my home’s windows?” Well, take the first step and review the list below for tips on determining if your windows need repair or replacement. Like this post above and click the facebook icon to…

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Fall Is the Ideal Time to Upgrade Your Insulation

This time of year, you may be noticing that your home’s a bit chillier in the morning. Maybe the floor is too cold to walk around barefoot in, or you need a sweater if you’re up late. Fall is a great time to upgrade your home’s traditional insulation to a more effective solution like spray…

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Renovating Your Home, Once Your Children Move Out

Becoming an empty nester is no small thing in the life of a parent. And truly, there is no better time to consider a home renovation, along with upgrading your insulation to a more energy efficient material like spray foam, than now. Obviously, most parents miss having their children around, but with any luck, you…

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DIY with a Purpose

For the past seven months, the Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the Springfield-Greene County Library District to provide educational workshops for library patrons free of charge called “DIY with a Purpose”. Members of Habitat’s construction team led programs with a variety of topics including tiling basics, exterior home maintenance, toilet trouble shooting and more.…

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Making Zero Energy Equal a Perfect 10 – NAHB

Zero-energy homes, also known as net-zero homes, produce as much energy as they consume on an annual basis, sometimes producing more energy from solar panels, wind power, or other sources. These homes are far from mainstream, but home builders like South Carolina’s Todd Usher, guest writer for this blog post, are leading the race to…

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Design Trend 2016 : Achieve Contemporary Style With JELD-WEN Windows and Doors

2016 Design Trend: Achieve Contemporary Style With JELD-WEN Windows and Doors. From increased natural light to more open space and minimal clutter, contemporary style offers a variety of benefits for today’s homeowners. Rooms with contemporary style often feel more spacious, set a more relaxing tone and can be inviting to guests. Read more… at Jeld-Wen…

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WATCH New HBA Home Pros Commercial!

If you have not seen the new HBA Home Pros commercial being played during the Olympics, check it out below. Although there is a touch of humor in this spot, we are serious about home building and remodeling. Find Quality Insured Home Professional at HBAHomePros.com Here is some of the criteria that must be met to become…

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Worried about air tightness tests?

You have probably heard the horror stories – a builder commits to building a super-efficient house. Maybe it’s going to be Energy Star rated, or maybe it’s R-2000, or maybe it’s something more elaborate. They get the house ready for occupancy but then they fail the final step in process. They’re unable to pass the…

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Picture This Windows and Doors

This Carbondale residence features Marvin Windows and Doors including the beautiful Picture, Ultimate Awnings, Ultimate Casements, Round Tops and Polygon/Special Shapes Windows and Ultimate Inswing French Doors. Contact Southern Supply to get this look for your home! 417.866.3551 or southernsupply.com   Photo by Southern Supply – More modern home design ideas Photo by Southern Supply –…

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Reduce heating & cooling with simple Honeycomb Shades

Did you know without energy-efficient window coverings, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. That is about one-third of a home’s total thermal loss. Consider installing Honeycomb Shades (AKA Cellular Shades). These shades are a window covering used to block or filter light and insulate…

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