Category Archives: Building Materials

If you’re in the process of starting a business or home renovation project or simply doing maintenance or upgrading existing infrastructure, Deelat Industrial has you covered when it comes to building materials! Whether it’s for making improvements to utility rooms using our access doors and panels, or changing carpet or ceiling tiles, Deelat offers high-quality building materials at low, affordable prices.

TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION

Whether you are looking to sell your home or refinance your mortgage, you will want to have your house appraised to determine its worth accurately.  A licensed professional will complete the appraisal by determining the value of your home in an open market; the more money your home is appraised for, the more money you will receive when you sell it or refinance it.

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There’s a lot of work for you to do in order to ensure that you’re getting a fair valuation for your home.  Below are some useful tips to help you prepare for a home inspection before selling:

1.) Install safety equipment and be sure it is functioning properly. These include smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and home security alarms.

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2.) The interior of the house should be updated.  This includes counter tops, cabinetry, flooring and appliances.  The appearance of the home will affect the appraisal, so repaint the walls, hang new curtains, install shiny new fixtures like faucets and doorknobs, and remove damaged or worn out furniture.  Once it is updated, keep your house clean to make it more attractive to both appraisers and potential buyers.

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3.) Houses with high curb appeal receive better appraisals, so tidy up your yard.  Mow your grass, trim your trees and shrubbery, plant colorful flowers, and remove dead trees.  Keep the clutter out of the yard, including lawn furniture, bicycles, and toys. Use a power washer to clean your house, patio, driveway and walkway.

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4.) Plumbing can be a major stumbling block during home inspections.  If you know there might be some problems, fix them as soon as possible, or it will cost you.  If necessary, use an infrared thermometer to detect temperature problems with leaky pipes.

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5.) Things that need to be corrected or are out of date, as a general rule, make $500 deductions in the total home value.  Therefore, any problem that will cost you less than $500 should be repaired immediately. Get the right tools for a variety of DIY jobs:  screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, socket sets, saws and blades, and vises.

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Deelat Industrial offers a wide variety of building supplies and tools to make sure your next home inspection goes off without a hitch! We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!   

 

Basement Renovation Ideas and Tips

When the square footage of a house begins to feel inadequate, many homeowners take on a basement renovation project as a way to expand their living space.  A basement space can be transformed from a dusty, cluttered wasteland into office space, a play area for children, an in-law suite for visiting relatives, or just a nice bonus room for the family.

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However, it’s a costly and complicated procedure that requires the right know-how and the proper tools.  Below are some of our top tips for basement development or renovation:

ASSESS THE SITUATION

The first important step is to do proper measurements and checks to make sure you have the correct dimensions and that you are aware of any potential problems.  For example, you may need an infrared thermometer to detect temperature troubles with leaky pipes, etc.  You may also require a carbon monoxide meter, an insulation tester, or a humidity meter to truly assess the situation.

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FIND YOUR PURPOSE

If you are intending to use the basement for family members as living space, you’ll need a full or half bath to accommodate them.  Thus, plan to run the new PVC pipe behind a new wall before it is nailed into place.  If you are setting up a bonus room for your family to enjoy, forget plumbing and focus on a thick carpet and heat-resistant padding.  If your basement will become a playroom for the kids, carpet tiles or playground tiles might be all you need.

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GET THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

You will most likely end up using almost every kind of tool imaginable, so stock up on the following to be fully prepared:  screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, socket sets, saws and blades, and vises.  Depending on how elaborate your renovation is, you may also require a demolition hammer to break up concrete or a drill and rotary hammer to drill through it.

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STAY WARM

One of the main issues you can have with a basement conversion is that it can seem cooler than the rest of your house, so you need to make sure you have the right flooring or carpeting to help it feel more welcoming.  However, if you install an in-floor heating system to keep the basement warm, skip the thick carpeting and heat-resistant padding as they will impair the efficiency of the in-floor heating system.  Furthermore, you will most certainly need to insulate your basement walls; foam panel insulation is the easiest type to install for this application.

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Deelat Industrial offers a wide selection of essential basement renovation materials and items that will help complete your next project! We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!  

Tips to prepare holiday decorations outside of your home

It’s that time of year again when we all feel the need to celebrate the holiday season by covering our house in as many festive lights and decorations as possible, channeling our inner Clark Griswold. Of course, you don’t need to go to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation lengths to make your home look good.

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It’s probably better for your sanity if you do scale it back from covering the entire building in lights to ensure you don’t have a sky high electricity bill once the new year roles around. There are lots of ways you can get the outside of your house ready for Christmas, so here’s a few great tips!

Let there be (solar) lights!

There aren’t many more festive sights than beautiful displays of decorative lights outside your home at Christmas time, so make sure you don’t miss out. If you are concerned about the cost towards your bank account and also the planet for using more electricity, why not make the switch to solar Christmas lights this year? They look just as festive and come in all shapes, sizes, colors and styles, so you can get your holiday house looking the best it ever has, all thanks to the power of the sun.

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Get ready to battle the snow

It’s not just about making your home look pretty of course, there is also the winter weather to think about. There are many things you can do to take control of your property even when the weather outside is frightful, from buying snow melting mats for your driveway to investing in a salt spreader plow if you have a lot of land you want to make safe from slippery icy patches. If you really want to show the snow who’s boss, you can even get a snow blower or outdoor de-icing cables.

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Use your garden as decoration

Of course, while you’re thinking of how to decorate the outdoor spaces of your home, don’t forget that you already have some amazing decorative elements out there – namely your garden and the plants and bushes within it. So make sure you utilize them by decorating them with baubles and tinsel and of course lights, which don’t necessarily have to be Christmas lights. They can be any kind as long as they accentuate the great things about your garden.

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However you choose to decorate your home this holiday season, we at Deelat Industrial hope you have a very Merry Christmas and don’t forget us in the New Year for any of your industrial or domestic needs. We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us and save!

 

Tips to Prepare your Home for Fall Weather

Fall has arrived and that means the weather is getting cooler (unless you happen to live in one of those always-sunny states). The leaves will be falling and so will the rain as winter edges closer and closer. That means it’s time to prepare your home for some rough conditions.

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During the summer months, you may have taken the weather for granted, spending your afternoons and evening outdoors, enjoying your garden, but those days are gone until next year. There’s lots to enjoy about the new Fall season, but also the potential for issues to arise that can affect your property and your safety.

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Below are some handy tips to help you avoid this and prepare your home for the new Fall season.

Get your garden ready

You’ll be spending less time in your garden, but you can’t afford to ignore it over the Fall and Winter otherwise you’ll have a huge job on your hands when Spring finally comes around. Get your garden ready with the right tools whether for pruning flowers or pressure washing patio areas prior to storage to keep them from getting grimy and slippery.

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Storage and protection

You also need to ensure that your outdoor furniture is protected from the elements with tarps to avoid cold moisture which can freeze and cause damage. You don’t want to find out that they’ve been ruined when the time comes to use them again. You may want to look into some new storage options to make sure you have somewhere to keep your outdoor items that are safe and secure.

 

Invest in lighting

As the nights will become darker earlier in the coming months, you may need to think about adding more illumination to your yard or outdoor pathway to give you better access after the sun goes down, and also boost your overall security. In Fall, outdoor lighting becomes very important.

 

Prepare for icy weather

As Fall moves towards winter, icy mornings will become more common and you need to ensure that the weather doesn’t affect your ability to go about your daily business. Deicing cables and driveway heating cables will help you do that by eliminating unwanted ice. They’re easy to install and are certainly worth looking into!

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Keep your home safe

The colder weather and early sunsets will make it more likely that you will be lighting your home with candles and warming it with  a fireplace. This can create a lovely, cozy atmosphere, but it can also represent an increased risk to your home, so you need to make sure you are protected with top quality smoke detectors to warn you of any potential hazards.

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Deelat Industrial offers a wide selection of essential items that will prepare you home for Fall weather and cooler temperatures. We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!   

 

Tips for Basement Development or Renovation

When it comes to finding ways to boost the resale value of your house or simply making it a nicer place to live, renovating or developing your basement is one of the most popular projects to undertake. After all, why not transform a dusty, under-used portion of your home for something more than storing old junk?

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It can be a particularly tempting idea for parents of older children who are currently unable to afford moving out, as the basement can offer an option for more independent living and privacy for both generations.

 

However, it’s a costly and complicated procedure and not one you can initiate without knowing what you’re doing while using the proper tools. Below are some of our top tips for basement development or renovation:

Think about usage

This has to be the first step. You need to know exactly what you will be using the new space for, as this will influence much of what you do next, otherwise you’ll have spent time and money to create a space that doesn’t fit the purpose intended and won’t get used any more then your currently basement situation.

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Plan for the functionality

If you are intending to use the basement for family members as living space, you’ll need to factor in the plumbing side of things at an early stage to make sure you get everything necessary in place before it’s too late to do properly.

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Know what you’re dealing with down there

Another important early step is to do proper measurements and checks to make sure you have the correct dimensions and that you are aware of any potential problems with temperature or leaking pipes etc. Infrared thermometers can be useful tools at this stage to help you identify any problem areas that aren’t obvious to the naked eye.

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Get the flooring done right

One of the main issues you can have with a basement conversion is that it can seem cooler than the rest of your house, so you need to make sure you have the right flooring or carpeting to help it feel more welcoming rather than chilly.

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Get the tools for the job

If you’re going to be doing the bulk of the work yourself, you need to make sure you have the right tools, whether for dealing with concrete through the use of demolition hammers or using saws and blades for woodworking or screwdrivers for assembling some of the furniture, light fixtures, and door knobs. You will most likely end up using almost every kind of tool imaginable, so don’t find yourself getting stuck from not being fully prepared.

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Deelat Industrial offers a wide selection of essential basement renovation materials and items that will help complete your project! We’ve got you covered with quality products at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!