Thanksgiving 2020 Hours


At DIYHomeCenter.com we are thankful for all of our customers. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Please keep our holiday hours in mind when placing any orders.

Customer Service & Shipping

On Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, customer service and shipping will be closed. Our regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th at 8:00 am CST.

UPS & FedEx Holiday Hours

There will be no deliveries on Thursday, November 26th. Regular ground delivery will resume on Friday, November 27th.

Happy Thanksgiving from the DIYHomeCenter.com Team!

Labor Day 2020


In honor of Labor Day, our customer service and shipping will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020.

Although diyhomecenter.com is always open, please be aware that our staff will not begin processing and shipping orders until Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00am CST. Our team works very hard to get the weekend and holiday orders out as quickly as possible.

Thank you and we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!

5 Reasons to Choose Tando Siding For Your Home


Updating your siding is a great way to transform your home’s look and curb appeal. When it comes to composite siding you can’t beat Tando Siding, which has the perfect balance of ease, affordability and aesthetic appeal.

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Tando HandSplit Shake in Barn Red and Creek Ledgestone Tando Stone in Bucks County Gray

1) Tando Siding Looks Great

Composite siding became a popular option for homes due to its low-maintenance, greater durability and ease of installation. When you choose to install TandoShake or TandoStone on your home, you will not only get all the benefits of composite siding but will receive textured grains and TruGrit technology that provide the realistic beauty of cedar shake or stone. It’s the best of both worlds.

2) It Is Simple to Install

While other siding options like real stone or wood siding are labor-intensive and often need to be completed by professional contractors, that’s not the case with Tando Siding. Tando siding panels are designed to easily interlock. You simply have to start building from the bottom up with a starter strip, interlocking the sections together then securing them to your home with nails. You’ll have new siding up in no time at all.

3) Upkeep Made Easy

Caring for natural wood or stone exteriors can be demanding. With Tando siding, it’s easy to clean and remove light build-up on your home by simply spraying it with your garden hose. For more difficult staining, a little scrubbing should reveal your stunning siding again.

4) Durable Protection for Your Home

Made from high-quality polypropylene composite Tando Siding is built to last. TandoShake and TandoStone can withstand UV light and harsh weather conditions. It is designed to resist discoloration from the sun so you don’t have to worry about how your home will look one, two or ten years from now.

5) Many Incredible Looks to Choose From

One of the best things about Tando Siding is how many options you have to choose from. With multiple designs available, all you need to do is find the look that best matches your style. From stacked or grouted stone to rough sawn or smooth shake, there is a siding option for any home or project.

Check out this video to see the variety of siding styles and how easy Tando is to install.

Shop our entire collection of beautiful Tando Siding at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

Happy 4th of July!


In honor of Independence Day, DIY Home Center Customer Service & Shipping will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. Our regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6th at 8:00 am CST.

UPS & FedEx Holiday Hours There will be no delivery on Saturday, July 4th. Regular ground delivery will resume on Monday, July 6th.

Please keep these holiday hours in mind when placing your order.

Thank You and Happy 4th of July!

4 Types of Structural Wood Screws for Any Project


Starborn Structural Code Compliant Wood Screws are designed for professional builders as an alternative to traditional lag screws and through-bolts with no predrilling required.

These structural screws are designed for multipurpose, deck ledger and multi-ply connections. They can be used in a variety of applications or constructions, including deck ledgers, deck substructures, landscape timbers, fences, pergolas, carrying beams, timber frames, and more. The 4 types of Starborn Structural Wood Screws that can be used in any structural application include:

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Starborn Structural Screws Line

1. Structural H19

Starborn Structural H19 Screws are designed for wood-to-wood connections in a variety of applications including decking, fencing, pergolas, landscape timbers, timber framing, and more.

  • IRC/IBC code compliant
  • No pre-drilling
  • Comparable to 3/8″ lag screws
  • 0.19″ shank diameter
  • 5/16″ hex head for maximum drivability
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Black exterior grade coating with high-adhesion (an ACQ approved alternative to hot-dip galvanized coatings)
Starborn Structural H19 Screws

Starborn Structural H19 Screws

2. Structural H23

Starborn Structural H23 Screws are specifically designed to attach deck ledgers to rim joists.

  • IRC/IBC code compliant
  • No pre-drilling
  • Comparable to 1/2″ lag screws
  • 0.23″ shank diameter
  • 3/8″ hex head for maximum drivability
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Black exterior grade coating with high-adhesion (an ACQ approved alternative to hot-dip galvanized coatings)
Starborn Structural H23 Screws

Starborn Structural H23 Screws

3. Structural F23

Starborn Structural F23 Screws are designed for heavy-duty framing applications including decking, fencing, pergolas, landscape timbers, timber framing, and more.

  • IRC/IBC code compliant
  • No pre-drilling
  • Comparable to 1/2″ lag screws
  • 0.23″ shank diameter
  • T40 star drive head eliminates cam-out
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Black exterior grade coating with high-adhesion (an ACQ approved alternative to hot-dip galvanized coatings)
Starborn Structural F23 Screws

Starborn Structural F23 Screws

4. Structural F23-E & F23-W

Starborn Structural F23-E Screws and F23-W Screws are specifically designed for interior multi-ply beam connections. F23-E screws are designed to fasten LVL, LSL, and PSL multi-ply beams. F23-W screws are designed to fasten 2x sawn lumber multi-ply beams

  • No pre-drilling
  • Alternative to nails and through-bolts
  • 0.23″ shank diameter
  • T40 star drive head eliminates cam-out
  • Tri-Forge Point provides a fast start, minimal splitting, and reduced driving torque
  • Speed-Knurl reduces friction on the unthreaded shank for faster installation
  • Thread design prevents board jacking
  • Gray e-coat finish with lubricated top-coat for interior use only
Starborn Structural F23-E Screws

Starborn Structural F23-E Screws

Starborn Structural wood screws are fully tested and certified for code compliance. Their unique features of increased starting speed and reduced driving torque will save time and reduce labor on the job site. They are also designed to a higher specification for shear, tensile, and wood-to-wood connection strength. Other key features of Starborn Structural screws are the unique Tri-Forge Point that cleanly and efficiently bores through sawn lumber or engineered wood products, the Speed-Knurl that reduces friction on the unthreaded shank of the screw, and a specially formulated lubricious topcoat.

All Starborn Structural screws are also corrosion-resistant with Structural H19, H23, and F23 screws featuring a black exterior coating that is a code-compliant alternative to hot-dip galvanizing. This coating is approved for use in ACQ, Fire Retardant Treated (FRT), and other pressure-treated lumbers. Structural F23-E and F23-W screws feature a gray e-coat finish designed for interior use only.

Shop Starborn Structural Code Compliant Wood Screws and other home improvement products at diyhomecenter.com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

 

The Easiest Way To Create a Floating Granite Countertop | Rock Solid Brackets


Installing a granite countertop in your kitchen or bathroom is one of the best ways to add modern style and value to your home. Whether you are looking to replace your old countertops or build your dream home, granite or other solid stone is a great design choice for any space.

Stone countertops are not able to be drilled, bolted or screwed on, so heavy-duty brackets are used to create a stunning floating countertop look. If you want to transform your space with beautiful floating countertops, then use granite supports by Rock Solid Brackets. These granite counter brackets offer a new patent-pending design that will make creating a beautiful floating countertop easier than ever!

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Support Any Heavy Material

One of the biggest challenges when designing a kitchen or bathroom is choosing the countertop material that will set a tone of the entire room. A great thing about Rock Solid Brackets is that they are not limited to granite and can be used to mount a wide variety of large or heavy materials, including:

  • Natural options like quartz, soapstone, granite, marble, and limestone
  • Recycled glass
  • Solid-surface designs or concrete
  • Butcher block
  • Laminates and more

Because Rock Solid Brackets can be used with so many materials, you have the freedom to be creative with your space.

Patent-Pending Adjustable Design

There are two types of Rock Solid Brackets: support arms and mounting accessories. Both will need to be used together when installing a countertop.

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Rock Solid Brackets are unlike any other granite bracket system on the market due to their adjustable support arms. All Rock Solid Bracket support arms can be extended in length from 1 to 11 inches. This means that instead of having to order numerous brackets in different sizes, you are able to purchase a few support arms that can be easily adjusted to size for your project needs. Rock Solid Brackets make ordering granite countertop supports a breeze and provide advanced versatility if the needs of a project change.

There are 7 different sizes of Rock Solid Bracket arms: 7-8″, 8-9″, 10-13″, 14-18″, 19-26″, 27-36″ and 37-48″. Simply pick the sizes you need and then select one of the 4 different mounting accessories to accommodate your countertop mounting need. A mounting accessory is required to properly attach your granite bracket support arm to a wall for countertop installation. The support arms simply slide into the mounting accessories which then attach to the wooden frame (see photo below).

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Made of Steel

Rock Solid Brackets are made from solid steel with a black powder coat finish that has superior strength to protect your heavy countertop from cracking due to downward pressure. These granite brackets provide a cost-effective way to safely install your heavy countertops without worry.

In addition, Rock Solid Brackets are designed for easy installation with long-term support and durability. Brackets come in a variety of sizes and different mounting designs that put no limit on how you can recreate your living space.

Virtually Invisible

One of the benefits of using these under-counter support brackets is their invisibility. Because Rock Solid Brackets have a low profile, they remain easily hidden beneath countertops. Rock Solid Brackets allow you to create overhangs with a beautiful floating appearance that not only increase counter space but add additional functional areas like breakfast bars and extended workspaces.

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Choosing the right granite support brackets for your countertop can be confusing. Rock Solid Brackets makes it easy because they offer a unique adjustable design that adapts to your project. Challenge traditional design ideas and create spaces that you and your family can enjoy. Shop Rock Solid Brackets and many other home improvement products at diyhomecenter.com.

Atlantis RailEasy: Cable Railing in 3 Steps


Cable railing is a popular railing infill option for many new homes and businesses due to its unobstructed views, modern look, and low maintenance. Although almost all cable railing will check those boxes, the thing that sets them apart from each other is ease of installation.

There are some cable railing systems out there that are so complicated they require assistance by professionals in order to be routinely adjusted. This is not the case for RailEasy by Atlantis Railing Systems. RailEasy has a patented design that allows it to be installed and maintained using simple hand tools. If you are interested in starting an indoor or outdoor cable railing project that only requires 3 steps to install, then you should consider Atlantis RailEasy Cable Railing.

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What You Should Know About the RailEasy System

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RailEasy is a cable railing infill system that can be used with any wood or metal posts to create a beautiful railing with clear views. It consists of their patented cable rail fittings, stainless steel cable, and all other necessary hardware. Made from stainless steel (type 316L), these fittings and cable will gracefully withstand years of exposure to the elements.

The Atlantis RailEasy Cable Railing System is highly versatile because it includes the cable and hardware required for cable railing, but not the posts or rails themselves. This allows you to have the freedom to combine the system with any posts that you believe best suits your project.

It can also be viewed as a benefit to project cost. Purchasing a standalone cable railing infill grants you more pricing flexibility because you are able to shop around for different post options. Choose more economical wood posts and rails in combination with RailEasy for a timeless, minimalistic appearance or select composite or vinyl posts for a more elegant look.

RailEasy Installation

The RailEasy system lives up to its name and can be installed by practically any capable homeowner or contractor. It offers a simple 3 step process that is as follows:

  1. Space and Install the Tensioners & Swivel Ends
  2. Measure & Run the Cable
  3. Tension the Center Cable

That’s it! All you need to do is follow the included detailed instructions and you will install a sleek, cable railing system in minimal time.

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Claim Your Free Estimate

Installing or upgrading your home with fashionable, durable and reliable cable railing is a great way to increase its value. If you’re interested in learning more about Atlantis RailEasy Cable Railing, then visit DIY Home Center online. If you are curious as to how much a system like this will cost you or what materials you may need, contact us and receive a free railing estimate. We look forward to helping you enhance your space with beautiful deck cable railing.

Cortex Fascia Plugs Now Available at DIY Home Center


Visible screws in your deck or trim disrupt the clean lines and smooth appearance. However, you can finally solve that problem because fascia plugs hide the screws and give your deck a perfect, uniform look. Keep reading to learn more about the affordable and highly effective Cortex Fascia Plugs.

Parts Included in the Kit

The Cortex Fascia Plugs are part of the Cortex Fascia Hidden Fastening System. There are 11 colors of plugs to choose from, all of which flawlessly blend in with the boards, and the kit includes the following tools that are necessary to cover fascia:

  1. A setting tool that provides exact positioning of the plugs and screws
  2. A counterbore tool that creates holes that are the right size for each screw and plug
  3. 105 fascia plugs constructed from Trex Fascia Boards, ensuring the plugs match with the boards
  4. 100 screws that are 1.75 inches in size with heads that have a #20 TORX ttap drive system for smoother vertical drilling
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Just provide your own hammer and a cordless drill that is at least 18 volts and does not have an impact driver, and everything you need will be right at your fingertips. To achieve the best results, use the Cortex Fascia Hidden Fastening System with Trex Transcend fascia boards.

Installation

In three simple steps, you can install the fascia plugs and have the deck you have always dreamed of.

1. Drill a hole with the counterbore tool.

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2. Drill a screw into the hole.

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3. Carefully hammer the plug into the hole.

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To achieve the kit’s maximum coverage of 50 linear feet, the directions suggest how many fasteners to use. For 8-inch boards, you should drill two fasteners for every 18 inches on center. For 12-inch boards, you should use three fasteners for every 18 inches on center. When you drill the fasteners into the boards, place them vertically instead of side by side.

FastenMaster Quality

You can have the fullest confidence that the Cortex Fascia Hidden Fastening System is the best on the market because it is made by FastenMaster. FastenMaster has been a trusted brand in the industry for almost forty years and is committed to manufacturing durable products that meet your needs.

DIY Home Center is the premier online home improvement store. You can find the Cortex Fascia Hidden Fastening System as well as a wide selection of other high-quality products for your renovation projects. For exceptional customer service and the best home improvement materials on the market, choose diyhomecenter.com.

Labor Day 2019


DIY Home Center honors our dedicated staff members on Labor Day. Our customer service and shipping will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

Although diyhomecenter.com is always open, please be aware that our staff will not be able to process or ship orders until Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:00am CST. Our team works very hard to get the weekend and holiday orders out as quickly as possible.

Thank you and we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!

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.

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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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Use the Tyvek Protec Estimator at diyhomecenter.com or shop other home improvement products.