The Vault

Around the House: 5 Reasons Why Home Remodeling is About to Boom

October 23rd, 2021

The country is currently in a real housing boom due to increased demand and low inventory, but homeowners need to prepare for a boom in home remodeling which is a feeder of many of the current housing issues. This surge in remodeling will add additional pressure on labor and supply which will result in much […]

Around the House: Housing Prices to Remain High Despite Lumber Price Declines

October 16th, 2021

Over the summer there has been a massive correction in the lumber and sheathing commodity markets, and although these markets are somewhat higher than last year, most experts agree the pricing is closer to a true market level. From June 1st to September 1st, 7/16” OSB sheathings dropped 65 percent and 2×4 spruce studs have […]

Around the House: Hidden Expenses in Construction Projects are Costly

October 9th, 2021

When considering a home repair or construction project, homeowners must decide between hiring a professional to do the work or doing it themselves. Most of the time, errors are made when making cost comparisons between the two options because homeowners fail to calculate the hidden costs in a construction project. It is easy to take […]

Around the House: Shop, Investigate, and Understand Terms When Home Financing

October 2nd, 2021

Mortgage money in America continues to have historically low interest as the Federal Reserve keeps interest rates low and the investors search for safe havens to invest. It is a good time to buy or refinance a home due to the low rates, and the mortgage options are the most ever offered to consumers. Just […]

Around the House: Embrace Repurposing and Eliminating Waste on Construction Jobsites

September 25th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for a lot of supply issues in the construction industry, but there is a systemic underlying issue that is being ignored. As the world population grows and emerging markets modernize, the world’s natural resources, which provide the raw materials for products in the construction supply chain, are going to […]

Around the House: Be Patient Ordering Windows for Your Home

September 18th, 2021

The new and replacement window market for housing is currently in shambles as COVID-19 labor manufacturing constraints persist, material shortages continue, and accelerating demand pushes the limits of supply. Builders and homeowners are very frustrated as projects are delayed, and costs seem to rise unabated. It is a very tough market situation which requires a […]

Around the House: Gutters, Erosion, and French Drains

September 11th, 2021

The soils in most areas of Central Florida are very sandy which does not allow for much ponding due to very quick percolation to the aquifer. This is beneficial to avoid flooding, but it is bad for lawns and shrubs, and can lead to erosion. Sandy soil is quick to erode, and it is not […]

Around the House: Lawn Sprinkler Systems Require Know-How

September 4th, 2021

A lawn sprinkler system is one area around the house that many homeowners think they can easily adjust and repair when things go awry. What is it to fix? A broken sprinkler head, busted pipe, or malfunctioning timer appear easy to fix because the homeowner has seen irrigation technicians repair broken parts in just moments. […]

Around the House: The Construction Industry Needs to Adopt Hot Food Mentality

August 28th, 2021

At most better restaurants if a mistake is made on a customer’s meal after the table has been served, the new dish in the kitchen is called Hot Food which means it is a priority and it goes to the front of the line. This customer service mentality puts the customer first, but more importantly, […]

RoMac Building Supply Deemed Essential Business during Florida’s Stay-at-Home Order

April 1st, 2020

On Behalf of Don Magruder, CEO of RoMac Building Supply Dear RoMac Building Supply Contractors, Subcontractors, Customers, and Employees Based on our interpretation of the Stay-at-Home Order signed by Governor Ron DeSantis today, RoMac Building Supply is an essential business, which can continue to operate as long as we follow the Social Distancing Guidelines of the Centers for […]