Why does timber crack or check?

Cracks and checks give cedar so much of its character. They are a big part of what makes cedar completely unique and different from any other timber in the world! Cracks or checks occur when wood shrinks as it dries.  Wood shrinks roughly twice as much along the growth rings as it does across the rings and it […]

How to Get the Most out of a Home Show

  Home shows are an incredible resource for information on new products and building trends.  They offer a unique opportunity to speak with local building professionals and product vendors. Whether you are building new, remodeling or just getting ideas for future projects, attending a home show is a great way to start.   How much […]

Windows -When to Replace When to Repair

Part 2 Double Hung   Comparing the Cost   Most of the new double hung windows sold today use a jamb liner with spring resistance, but there are still a lot of counter weighted windows out there. When assessing repair costs versus replacement it is important to gather as much information as possible. Common Problems […]

New Partners & Officers at Congleton Lumber

112 Year Old Lexington Business Announces New Officers   LEXINGTON, August 7, 2017 — Congleton Lumber Company announced this week their new line-up of officers and partners. The locally owned family business has worked hand in hand with home owners, builders, and remodelers to build and beautify the Bluegrass since the company’s founding in 1905. […]

Windows – Replace or Repair

Part 1 – Identifying the Problem   From a broken window to a broken seal, a rotted sash to a rotted sill – knowing what to do can save you thousands.        Anatomy of a Window 3 Common Window Problems   Broken Glass/Seal These are two different problems with the same answer – glass […]