Dupont Tyvek Protec Roof Underlayment Materials and Cost Estimator


Our new Tyvec Protec Estimator will tell you which roofing underlayment to purchase for your project, how much is needed and the cost. This latest feature on diyhomecenter.com makes it easier than ever to calculate the underlayment cost and materials for your roof.

1. Measure Your Roof

This can be done by finding the length, width, and pitch of your roof or by using the total square feet. The estimator includes helpful diagrams showing how to find these measurements if you need assistance. If you already know this information, then this step can be skipped.

Option 1 – Find roof length, width, and pitchlength-width-pitch.jpgOption 2 – Find roof total square feet

How to Calculate Total Square Feet of Roof

Find total square feet by measuring the length and width of each portion of the roof, then multiplying the length by width for each plane, and adding the planes together.

2. Enter Your Information

Once you know the measurements of your roof, simply enter your information into the estimator and select your roof type (asphalt shingle, cedar shingle, metal, slate or tile). The Tyvec Protec Estimator provides both drop-down and manual fields that allow you to select or enter the correct information easily.

3. Calculate

Finally, click calculate to receive the compatible underlayments for your roof, total rolls needed and cost for each option available.

4. Select & Add to Cart

Choose one of your available options by clicking add to cart. The correct amount of underlayment needed will be added to your cart and be ready for you at checkout.

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It’s the 4th of July – Celebrate!


To spend time with our families on the 4th of July, DIY Home Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Our regular business hours resume on Friday, July 5th at 8:00 am CST.

UPS & FedEx Holiday Shipping Hours – There will be no shipping on Thursday, July 4th. Regular ground shipping will resume on Friday, July 5th.

Please keep these holiday hours in mind when placing your order. If you have a rush order, please call us directly at 888-349-4660

Thank You and Happy 4th of July!

How to Choose & Install DeckWise Ipe Clips


DeckWise Ipe Clip hidden deck fasteners have a unique and patented design that offers quick and easy installation. These deck clips will prolong and enhance the performance of hardwood, PVC, and composite decking. Both do-it-yourselfers and expert decking contractors can create a smooth, fastener-free deck surface.

Watch this video or read the text below to learn how to choose & install the right Ipe Clip for your project.

Use

DeckWise Ipe Clips are for use with Air Dried, Kiln Dried, Composite and PVC Decking. They were designed for exotic hardwoods and come in colors that further camouflage fasteners between board gaps.

Material

Many hidden deck fasteners are made of metal. A metal fastener poses a risk of reacting with wood to cause staining. The Ipe Clip is molded of a malleable plastic polymer resin coating. Its construction allows for the natural expansion and contraction of wood decking, while also providing UV and chemical resistance. DeckWise Ipe Clip hidden deck fasteners have been tested to be up to 3x stronger than similar systems because of their black oxide stainless steel reinforcement. This insert provides corrosion resistance and easier installation by helping prevent the over-driving of screws.

Spacing

The deck gap spacing is integrated into the Ipe Clip shape. These fasteners have protruding legs that are sized to fit general deck gap spacing for numerous species of exotic hardwoods, composite decking, and thermal wood decking. Legs will hold strong and not crumble or collapse under pressure.

3 Types of Ipe Clips:

ExtremeDeckWise Extreme Ipe Clip Black
3/32″ Gap Spacing Recommended for Air Dried Decking UV & Chemical Resistant Polypropylene Square Shape = More Surface Contact for Holding
Extreme4DeckWise Extreme4 Ipe Clip Brown
5/32″ Gap Spacing Recommended for Kiln Dried, Composite, PVC Decking UV & Chemical Resistant Polyethylene Versatile Leg = Maximum Compatibility w/ Decking Materials
ExtremeKDDeckwise ExtremeKD Ipe Clip White
1/4″ Gap Spacing Recommended for Kiln Dried, Composite, PVC Decking UV & Chemical Resistant Polyethylene Hollow Leg = Ideal for Expansion of Kiln Dried Decking

How to install DeckWise Ipe Clips:

  1. Insert the Ipe Clip into the pre-grooved slot where the deck board meets the joist.
  2. Use the DeckWise Drill & Drive Kit to install.
  3. Pre-drill at a 45-degree angle through the clip and board.
  4. Insert a stainless steel trim-head screw through the clip and board.
  5. Secure the Ipe Clip and repeat over each joist.
  6. Slide the next board over the installed Ipe Clips.
  7. Repeat.

Shop DeckWise Ipe Clip hidden deck fasteners and more at diyhomecenter.com.

 

Perfect Choice Furniture | Recycled Poly Lumber Outdoor Furniture


Perfect Choice Furniture offers outdoor poly lumber furniture that is made in the USA with lasting comfort and value. Their furniture is made using Weather-all recycled material that is very low maintenance and never needs to be painted or stained. Perfect Choice offers outdoor Adirondack chairs, benches, swings, chairs, gliders, rockers, tables, bar furniture, Tete-A-Tetes and more. These products are available in 12 different earth tone and tropical colors that can be mixed and matched to create your ideal look.

Why choose Perfect Choice Outdoor Furniture?

  1. Quality – Uses superior materials tested using strict quality control standards.
  2. Durability – Built with long-lasting poly lumber and coated stainless steel fasteners.
  3. Sustainability – Made from recycled products and all unused product is recycled.
  4. Design – Offers innovative designs that provide advanced stability.
  5. Lifetime Limited Warranty – All furniture is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
  6. Short Lead Times – Perfect Choice Furniture has a very quick turn around time.
  7. Customer Service – All of your questions will be answered.
Perfect Choice Furniture Counter Table Set

Perfect Choice Furniture Counter Table Set

Weather-all poly lumber

Poly lumber is a wood alternative that is often chosen because it is durable and low maintenance. Perfect Choice Furniture offers poly lumber furniture made with weather-all technology that is:

  • PVC-free – It is safe, non-allergenic and includes no additives, fiberglass, or lead.
  • Recyclable – Made form 95% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.
  • Anti-mildew – Resistant to mold and mildew.
  • Anti-fade – Colors withstand harmful sun rays and UV light.
  • Stability – Built heavyweight and durable to withstand weather elements.
  • Easy to care for – No painting or staining required. Just wash and let dry.

Color Options

Get durable poly furniture that has the look of traditional wood with earth tone color options offered by Perfect Choice Furniture. There are also bright tropical colors that can create a beautiful accent piece in your outdoor space. You can also mix and match colors to create personalized furniture that matches your style, school or favorite sports team.

Perfect Choice Furniture Adirondack Chairs in Tropical Colors

Perfect Choice Furniture Adirondack Chairs in Tropical Colors

Maintenance

A poly construction means that no painting or staining is ever required. The only maintenance Perfect Choice Furniture requires is regular cleanings.

How to clean Perfect Choice Furniture:

  1. Mix soap and water to create a cleaning solution.
  2. Use a rag with the solution to wipe furniture clean.
  3. Rinse the soap off with water.
  4. Let furniture dry.

Warranty

Perfect Choice offers a Lifetime Limited Manufacturer’s warranty on all of their Weather-all poly lumber products. The lifetime warranty refers to the normal useful life of the product. Furniture is guaranteed to not crack, split or fade under “normal” residential use for 20 years. A 5-year warranty will apply to furniture for commercial use to be free of manufacturing defects.

With so many colors, designs and styles of poly furniture to choose from, it is incredibly easy to find the perfect patio set for your backyard. Shop the entire collection of Perfect Choice Furniture at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

 

NEW FastenMaster LedgerLok Flat Head Wood Screws


If you are familiar with code-compliant FastenMaster LedgerLOK Structural Wood Screws, then you would know traditionally LedgerLOK screws have a large hex-head. It may come as exciting news to know there is now a new style of LedgerLOK screws with a flat head that may better fit some of your deck installations.

FastenMaster LedgerLOK Flat Head

FastenMaster LedgerLOK Flat Head vs Original Hex Head

Application

LedgerLOK Fasteners are designed specifically for attaching a deck ledger board to the rim joist of a house with no predrilling (replacing lag screws and through-bolts).

Size

LedgerLOK Flat Head Screws comes in two lengths. A traditional 3 5/8″ for single ledgers, and a 5″ version for double ledgers and thicker applications.

NEW Features

The LedgerLOK Flat Head Screws offers two new features versus the original hex head design: a flat head and TORX TTAP Drive System. These features allow the LedgerLOK Flat Head to be driven flush to the ledger surface, saving additional time and money.

FastenMaster LedgerLOK Flat Head Screw Installation

FastenMaster LedgerLOK Flat Head Screw Installation

Shop FastenMaster LedgerLOK Structural Wood Screws, along with our entire collection of FastenMaster products at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

 

10 Popular Fireplace Mantel Styles for 2019


The new year is a time that marks new trends, styles and designs. One timeless piece of furniture will always be the fireplace mantel. Whether your home is modern, traditional or somewhere in between, find a Pearl Mantels design that flawlessly accents the vision you have for your home.

1. Distressed Mantel Shelf

A distressed mantel shelf provides the perfect rustic charm for any room. The light distressing of wood enhances the natural beauty and offers an antiqued look that adds a beautiful decorative touch to your room.

Pearl Mantels Shenandoah Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels Shenandoah Mantel Shelf

The distressed Shenandoah Shelf by Pearl Mantels is made of pine and available in 6 finishes (including an unfinished option) to fit any decor or color scheme. This mantel shelf features hand-hewn edges and can be hung with or without included corbels depending on the style you want.

2. Traditional Fireplace Surround

A simple fireplace mantel surround may be just what a fireplace needs to create the perfect focal point in any room. The full mantel surround offers a timeless appearance that adds elegance and an added shelf or display area to hold your decor or treasured possessions.

Pearl Mantels Classique Fireplace Mantel

Pearl Mantels Classique Fireplace Mantel

A Pearl Mantels Classique Fireplace Surround provides a traditional look with beautiful moldings. This is an unfinished mantel made from Asian hardwoods and veneers that are light in color with a tight grain. It is easily painted or stained in order to fit any of your design needs.

3. Reclaimed Wood Mantel

A reclaimed wood mantel is similar to a distressed wood mantel but instead of making new wood look used, it repurposes already used wood into a new piece. They both have features that are worn, but the reclaimed wood tends to have more character due to its naturally weathered look. A reclaimed wood fireplace mantel offers a piece of decor with a unique story and appearance that can not be replicated.

Pearl Mantels Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf

Using reclaimed solid pine, the Pearl Mantels Solid Heart Pine Reclaimed Wood Shelf is a timeless beauty. It is available in a cool-toned, gray Driftwood finish or warm, honey brown Whisky finish that will provide a one-of-a-kind accent to any room.

4. Cedar Log Mantel

The perfect addition to any cabin style home is a cedar log mantel. The natural log displays visible characteristics of gnarly wood, cracks, and knots to offer a simple, yet unique look. Nothing makes a home feel cozier than the warm look and feel of natural wood furniture.

Pearl Mantels Cedar Log Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels Cedar Log Mantel Shelf

The Pearl Mantels Cedar Log Shelf is made of organic cedar wood with a light, natural, VOC free finish that brings out the natural beauty. This live edge log shelf features matching corbels to provide a strong, bold focal point in your home.

5. Modern Fireplace Mantel Shelf

There is something about a simple black and white color scheme that creates a really appealing modern atmosphere. Adding a minimalist fireplace mantel shelf adds some sultry warmth to a contemporary home.

Pearl Mantels Henry Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels Henry Mantel Shelf

A Henry Shelf by Pearl Mantels offers a modest design that can be used to enhance any room. This shelf is perfect for the modern home due to its clean look and classic color options of black or white.

6. MDF Mantel

A great alternative to solid wood fireplace mantels is MDF. This material is an engineered wood product that is made of wood fiber, resin and wax. Mantels and shelves made of MDF provide superior performance in heat and high temperatures because it does not warp or crack. MDF also provides a smoother finish when painted compared to solid wood.

Pearl Mantels Crestwood Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels Crestwood Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels offers many MDF shelves and fireplace surrounds, including the Crestwood. The MDF Crestwood Mantel Shelf is a great option for above a fireplace or on an empty wall. It is available in black, brown or white and has a simple, elegant design.

7. Acacia Hardwood Mantel

Acacia is a durable hardwood that is known for its natural beauty. This is an exotic wood featuring a mixture of light and dark browns to create a unique pattern that could not be reproduced the same. An Acacia fireplace mantel is a strong, water-resistant piece that will provide the perfect update to your fireplace or room.

Pearl Mantels Acacia Mantel Shelf

Pearl Mantels Acacia Mantel Shelf

This 100% natural Acacia Shelf from Pearl Mantels comes in a clear finish or a weathered gray stain. The Acacia Mantel can be used over a fireplace or in any other room to provide an organic, contemporary look.

8. Hidden Storage Mantel Shelf

If you don’t have enough cabinet space or want somewhere to hide the remote, then a mantel shelf with a hidden storage compartment may be perfect. These storage shelves can be used over a fireplace, under the TV or in any bedroom, bathroom or office. A popular design includes two hidden drawers on each end that simply pull out for easy use. Installing a two drawer storage shelf is a great addition to any present-day home that despises clutter.

Pearl Mantels Jackson Two Drawer Storage Shelf

Pearl Mantels Jackson Two Drawer Storage Shelf

A Pearl Mantels Jackson Two Drawer Storage Shelf has two felt lined drawers for hidden storage. This mantel provides a large area to display and hide any of your belongings. It has a beautiful weathered, lightly distressed finish or comes unfinished to be painted and stained to your taste.

9. Two-Tone Fireplace Mantel

The two-tone mantel has a rustic feel with a twist of modern elegance. A two-tone mantel is often painted a solid color, such as grey or white, and then has the natural wood exposed at the top. This shelf design will bring any fireplace or room up-to-date.

Pearl Mantels Hadley Shelf

Pearl Mantels Hadley Shelf

The Hadley Shelf by Pearl Mantels is the perfect mixture of rustic and modern appeal. It has a warm cottage gray finish and beautiful chalk washed top. This mantel shelf comes with a shelf, corbels and arch that can be used separately or together to create the design perfect for your home.

10. Classic Surround

Treat your home like a castle by installing a fireplace mantel with a classic design. These fireplace surrounds are fit for royalty and feature incredible detail and carvings that make any home look more dignified.

Pearl Mantels Deauville Fireplace Mantel

Pearl Mantels Deauville Fireplace Mantel

Introduce an exquisite Louis XV French Provincial style to your home with the Deauville Fireplace Mantel Surround. Pearl Mantels offers this hand-carved piece in a rich, fruitwood finish or unfinished to easily take in paint and stain.

With so many colors, designs and styles of mantels to choose from, it is incredibly easy to find the perfect mantel or mantel shelf to update your home in 2019. Shop our entire collection of beautiful Pearl Mantels at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

FastenMaster PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System


FastenMaster is an American manufacturer that offers innovative screw and fastener products to professional contractors. One of their popular products includes an auto-feed screw gun and compatible screws that can be used for a variety of building applications. This install tool is called the PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System and is great for framing, decking or remodeling.

FastenMaster PAMFast AutoFeed Screw Gun

FastenMaster PAMFast AutoFeed Screw Gun

Options

The PAMFast AutoFeed Screw Gun is available in 4 different options:

  1. Universal PAMFast AutoFeed System (P13KUE) adjusts to both a handheld and standing tool. It has a 2500 rpm Milwaukee screw gun, works with 1″-3″ screws and is commonly used for decking, railing, subfloor, siding, roof tile and drywall to wood or steel. This is the most versatile option and provides the widest range of uses.
  2. Standing PAMFast AutoFeed System (P13KDE) provides a longer tool only for use while standing. This has a 2500 rpm Milwaukee screw gun, works with 1″-3″ screws and is commonly used for applications like decking and subfloors.
  3. Handheld PAMFast AutoFeed System (PK13K4) is only the shorter tool for use on wall applications. It has a 4000 rpm Milwaukee screw gun, works with 1″-3″ screws and is typically used on crating, decking, railing, drywall to wood or steel, fiber cement siding, roof tile, steel framing, subfloors, and underlayment.
  4. Handheld PAMFast AutoFeed System (P13K) is only the shorter tool for use on wall applications. It has a 2500 rpm Milwaukee screw gun, works with 1″-3″ screws and is typically used on crating, decking, railing, drywall to wood or steel, fiber cement siding, roof tile, steel framing, subfloors, and underlayment.

Includes

The PAMFast System includes the auto-feed screw gun, a professional storage case, an Allen key set, Phillips bits and PAMDrive bits. Necessary screws are sold separately, as they vary by type and installation.

Uses

The PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System is designed to install:

  • Sub-flooring
  • Decking
  • Drywall
  • Tile roofing
  • Cement board
  • Steel framing
  • Crating or pallets

Features

  • An auto-feed screw gun system that drives productivity.
  • Engineered to be a fast and easy installation tool for the professional contractors.
  • Has a simple, yet rugged design that is built to last.
  • Uses FastenMaster PAMFast screws or Trapease 3 screws.
  • Comes fully assembled to use while standing or adjusts to a handheld tool for wall applications.
  • Provides smooth and consistent screw driving without jams or stripping out bits.
  • Requires less reloading by holding 50 screws per collated strip.

Performance

The PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System offers increased speed, precision and productivity. It was designed to provide consistent drives without the occurrence of grinding, cam-out or jamming. The PAMFast gun requires less reloading by holding 50 screws per collated strip, which eliminates the struggle of handling loose screws. The FastenMaster screw gun bits are durable, so they retain their shape longer without wearing.

Price

The PAMFast AutoFeed Screw Gun is priced similarly to other auto-feed screw guns, but is considered to be a higher-end option. Pro builders have debated for years about which auto-feed tool is the best choice. The PAMFast system is known for its superiority in faster drives, no jams and greater durability.

Shop the PAMFast Autofeed Screw System, as well as a large selection of other FastenMaster products at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments about this product feel free to leave them below.