August 2016: Hamilton Building Supply is proud to add Sierra Pacific of windows & doors to our roster of quality manufacturers and building products. Ask one of our knowledgeable sales reps about the many features of this highly rated line of windows.

Our Website Just Got A Make-Over
www.HBSNJ.COM

new-website imageWe invite you to take a few minutes to visit our newly re-designed website at www.hbsnj.com. Please browse the site, where you will find helpful information ranging from the types and sizes of lumber we stock to the different building materials we carry. Learn about our Cabinetry Division, our Custom Millwork Shops and our Window & Door Repair Division, to name just a few of the services we offer. Unable to find what you need? Please let us know. Because we want our website to be a comprehensive reference tool for all our customers, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

“Dog Days of Summer” Blood Drive At HBS
– A Pint for A Pint –

give blood imageCalling all our friends, family members and customers to mark their calendars and stop by our Hamilton facility on Friday, August 19th, to donate a pint of blood and receive a voucher* for a FREE PINT from Bill’s Olde Tavern located at 2694 Nottingham Way here in Hamilton. The Blood Mobile of the Community Blood Council of NJ will be here in our front parking lot from 8 am to 12 noon. You can schedule a specific donation time by calling Armida at 609-587-4020, or book an appointment online at http://tinyurl.com/HamBldgSupply. Of course, walk-in’s are always welcome! Still have questions? Please visit www.GiveBloodNJ.org for answers to FAQ’s… and remember to eat and hy- drate well before donating and don’t forget to bring your Photo ID.

*Voucher good for one free domestic draft, one soda or one iced tea.

The Remodelers Group – August Meeting

Save The Date And Plan On Attending

Date:        Tuesday, August 23rd
Place:       K.C. Prime, 4160 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, NJThe Remodelers Group
Time:       Cocktails at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm
Topic:      “How To Houzz” – Tips On Putting Houzz.com To Work For You (This presentation   will be an inter-active telecast conducted by Houzz.)
Fee:          $35.00 ($40 for all reservations received after August 16th)
RSVP:       609-587-4020 (Ask for Armida)

special attraction imageSpecial Attraction From Our August Sponsor

Thanks to Huber Engineered Woods for scheduling their AdvanTech / Zip System® Prove It Tour van to be part of TRG’s August 23rd meeting. Come out and enjoy cocktails while you tour the Prove It van where attendees can mix, mingle and learn all about AdvanTech and Zip System® Sheathing.

New At Hamilton Building Supply:
Sierra Pacific Windows

sierra pacific windows imageHamilton Building Supply is proud to offer our customers the complete line of windows and doors from Sierra Pacific. With a product offering that ranges from totally custom expansive windowscapes to high quality aluminum clad wood windows to a truly superior vinyl window line, Sierra Pacific has all the styles, features and curb appeal that anyone could ask for. Their FeelSafe™ hurricane resistant windows and patio doors feature high-strength, shatter-resistant glass combined with the engineering and quality construction that ensures these windows will stand up to the fiercest storm as well as the most determined burglar. And for the truly distinctive home, there’s Sierra Pacific’s allwood windows made from your choice of nine select species of solid interior or exterior wood and thirteen interior trim profiles. The next time you’re looking for windows, ask your HBS sales rep about Sierra Pacific. He’ll be happy to tell you about their energy efficient glazing, select woods, designer hardware and near-endless selection of colors, grilles and finishing touches.

Safety Matters: Preventing Mosquito Bites

mosquito bites imageWhile mosquitoes and mosquito bites have always been one of the least favorite aspects of summer, the advent of the Zika virus has brought this small insect into the limelight big-time. While there is no specific medicine or vaccine for the Zika virus, the good news for those of us residing in the Central and Northeastern United States is that Zika is mainly spread by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito that is most commonly found in Central and South America, Africa, Australia and South Asia. Here in the U.S., they are found in our Gulf Coast states (mainly Texas and Florida). While they may bite at night, they are generally aggressive daytime biters. Although there are no approved drugs or vaccines for Zika, vaccine development is under way at the National Institutes of Health, and scientists are currently tweaking a vaccine originally developed to fight the West Nile virus, a mosquito-spread disease found throughout the United States. As is so often the case, the best medicine for mosquito bites is to prevent them in the first place. This can be accomplished by covering up and using bug spray. While long-sleeved shirts and long pants may be uncomfortable in the heat of summer, it’s a fact that mosquitoes become more infectious when temperatures rise. Insect repellent sprays should contain one of the following ingredients: DEET (found in Off!, Cutter, Sawyer and Ultrathon); picaridin (KBR 3023), bayrepel and icaridin (found in Cutter Advanced and Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus); or oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD), found in Repel. Make sure your windows have screens, keep your air conditioners on during the day, and remove any standing water around your home. Once a week empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, kiddie pools, birdbaths, flowerpots and trash containers. Treat wearables such as boots, pants, socks and tents with permethrin or buy permethrin-treated clothing and gear, as these will protect you even after multiple washings. Caution: If treating items with permethrin yourself, be careful to follow product instructions and do not use it directly on your skin. Do not use insect repellent on babies under 2 months of age and do not use lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol on children under 3 years old. For babies, cover the crib, stroller and baby carrier with mosquito netting. For more information about Zika, West Nile and other mosquito-borne diseases, go online to www.CDC.gov.

Information contained in this article was obtained from data published by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), by WebMD and by Time.com.