FAQs About Lumber, Window, & Doors
Holgate Lumber Company is a lumber yard and home improvement store. We carry a large array of lumber and home improvement supplies including windows, fence posts, decking, railings, hardware, and more. Our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions that you may have regarding our products. However, there are many common questions that we get, including the ones listed below. Check them out to get the answers whenever you need them.
How often do you have to stain wood?
The frequency at which you should stain your wood products will depend on the type of wood the product is and the climate you live in. In general, wood should be stained every 3-5 years.
What wood should I use for my fence posts?
Fence posts can be made from numerous types of wood including cedar, pine, and redwood. We recommend using heartwood which is the inner part of the tree trunk and is denser. This will lead to more durable fence posts. As far as the actual type of wood is concerned, it will depend on what properties you are looking for.
When should I replace my windows?
Windows, like everything else, has a limited lifespan. There is no uniform exact time that you should replace your windows. Instead, some signs indicate you should replace your windows. They include drafts, fog or moisture trapped between the glass panes, you can hear noises outside, and your utility bills are higher.
What are double-hung windows?
A double-hung window is a window that has two operable sashes that slide up and down. This allows you to open the top or bottom sash of the window for ventilation.
Is a post-frame building the same as a pole barn?
They are similar in some respects, but they are different. Pole barns may employ elements of post-frame elements, but post-frame buildings are not pole barns.