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In the Words of Our Winners

Our Kitchen Makeover Contest winners share their reasons for wanting a kitchen remodel. Here are their stories from their contest entries.

“In 2008, my husband and I purchased our current home from my grandmother, promising her that we would take good care of it. Her late husband had built the house with his own two hands after returning from WWII with a Purple Heart. For the most part, we have lived up to our word, having done some renovations to the outside and structure of the house. We have not kept our word with the kitchen. Most of the kitchen is original straight from the 50’s with a few updates in the 70’s and it is literally falling apart. Our dream is to expand the kitchen into the main living are so that we, along with our two sons can enjoy a bright, cheery open space that we can cook in, eat in and make memories for years to come.” Danielle and family were thrilled to win our Kitchen Makeover Contest for New England. The family has wanted to update the kitchen for years. Some of the frustrations with the current layout are:

  • It’s not a comfortable place for 2 people to work in at the same time.
  • There is limited prep space.
  • There is no countertop next to the stove.
  • There is a dead corner next to the stove/oven – very hard to use the cabinet or countertop there efficiently.

With those challenges in mind, here are some of the changes they would love to include in a redesigned space:

  • Add an island
  • Add a pot filler over the stove
  • Get the microwave off the countertop
  • Make more room for the family to sit together, or to entertain and seat guests
  • More storage/better storage – some of their cabinets are not fully utilized because it is too difficult to see or reach all the way to the back
  • Gas stove instead of electric (They expect to replace the stove/oven and the microwave, but will keep their dishwasher and fridge.)
  • Enlarge the opening to the next room to be able to see what is going on there
  • Room to include their 2 children in kitchen tasks – the current space does not allow everyone to move freely

Check back as we show how this design comes together with the help of Shannon Raposa of the Riverhead Building Supply design showroom. “Just wanted to start off by saying thank you for even running this contest… as you can see, this is the original Yellow kitchen from 1974. Although this particular shade of yellow has grown on me over the last 3 years, it is cracking and chipped in places… oh and I almost forgot about those wonderful smells I can’t get rid of, so we put an air freshener in the lower cabinets… hoping to hear from you soon, thanks again for your time.” For our New York winner, Kevin, this contest represents an opportunity to do more with the space than he had originally planned.  When he bought the house, he knew he would tackle a kitchen remodel, but put it off in favor of making other repairs and renovations in the home.
Some of the challenges in the current space:

  • The design (not just the color!) is dated – it is the original kitchen, installed in 1974
  • The corners are deep, and it is difficult to see or reach into the back of corner cabinets, making it wasted space
  • The pantry area is awkward

Some of the items on Kevin’s wish list

  • Dedicated space for garbage and recycling bins to keep them out of sight
  • Pull out spice racks near the cooking area to keep them close at hand, but out of sight when not in use
  • A larger sink, possible a farmhouse style.
  • Natural wood tones, natural elements like stone, and adding metal such as copper
  • Better use of the pantry space
  • Adding more natural light

Follow along with us as we learn more about this project and how Mike Apicella of the Riverhead Building Supply design showroom helps Kevin to include items from his wish list in to a contemporary functional design.

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Kitchen Makeover Contest Winners

Thank you to all who entered our contest, and for sharing your photos and stories with us.  From kitchens with crazy layouts to those with extremely dated cabinetry, there were all kinds of rooms with unique stories for our panel to consider.
We saw everything, from 1950s-era time capsules to tiny cottage kitchens. There were even some kitchens with barely any cabinetry at all. We saw drooping cabinet doors, missing drawer fronts, and dated hardware. We also saw interesting floorplans, and cooktops and refrigerators squeezed into spaces so tight, we wondered how you could use them.
You told us your stories, and without exception, a better layout that provided more functionality was the key ingredient lacking in every kitchen.  Your message was clear:  You want a kitchen that works for you.
Making our selections wasn’t easy. We picked a winner from New England and one from New York, but you can all be winners in your own space. We encourage you to bring your ideas to us and let us help you to turn a bland and dated kitchen into a new design that includes all of your most wanted features.

Our winner for the New York area is Kevin K. of Northport, NY
Our winner for New England is Danielle C. of Middletown, RI

We’ll be sharing before, during and after photos of both projects so that you can witness the transformation of their spaces.
In the meantime, here are just a few of the many entries we received.  If your kitchen looks like any of these, and you’re ready for an update, we hope you’ll visit one of our showrooms to speak to a designer and collaborate on a new design. We’re confident that we can provide you with new cabinetry to suit any style, at a price that fits your budget.

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DeWalt Bare Tools and Batteries: Over 25 Cordless Tools On Sale

From November 1 through the end of the year, we have great deal on DeWalt bare tools that is hard to beat. Buy any 2 DeWalt bare tools from our list, and receive a battery kit with it, at no extra charge.
What’s a bare tool?
You have the option to purchase DeWalt cordless tools just the way DeWalt made ‘em, stripped down to a tool only, without any accessories. What you get is the simply the tool – no case, no battery, no charger. Since the DeWalt 20V MAX* lithium ion battery powers DeWalt’s full line of 20V MAX tools, the batteries you already have for some of your other tools are interchangeable. A bare tool saves you some money, and you can power it up and put it to put it to work right away with a battery you already own. During November and December, though, we’re throwing in a battery starter kit (DCB205-2CK) as a bonus. You’ll get 2 DeWalt 20V MAX Li ion batteries, 1 charger, and a DeWalt canvas kit bag. Think about it: the battery kit alone normally sells for almost $300, and you get it at no charge when you buy 2 new bare tools. What job site or home tool box couldn’t use a couple new tools and fresh batteries?
Beyond the Basics
When you think tools, think beyond the basics. There are so many other useful DeWalt models that are included in this offer. You could purchase a DeWalt wet dry vac (DCV581H) and a jobsite fan (DCE511B) for instance, and get the 2 battery kit at no charge. Or add an oscillating tool (DCS356B) and a jig saw (DCS334B) to your home tool box, and get the battery kit for free. Pick up the air inflator (DCC020IB) and 20V LED work light (DCL074) and add them to your home or camping gear. The air inflator can use one of 3 different power sources – the 20V MAX battery, 12V DC, or 110V AC. It will inflate anything from a tire to a football, a bike tire to an air mattress. Move the hose to the deflation port for quick take down. The LED light is great for use on the job, at home, or when camping or hunting.
Other tools included in the bare tools offer have more specialized uses, such as the drywall cutout tool (DCS551B), the rotary hammer drill (DCH273B) which delivers impact energy, the framing or finish nailers (DCN692B or DCN662B), the router, planer, or grinder (DCW600B, DCP580B, or DCG413B). Dewalt’s 20V MAX batteries work with all of those tools and are lightweight and powerful, so you can use a tool for longer periods between charges. The light weight helps to reduce user fatigue, and the 20V MAX battery provides up to 10 amps of capacity, and charges in less than an hour, to keep you powering through your work.
Take a look at all of the bare tools and mix and match to fill any gaps in your toolbox. Add the bonus battery starter kit, and you’ll be fully equipped for any job that comes your way.

Stay connected
Riverhead Building Supply has monthly savings on select items throughout the store. To keep up with the latest offers and events, be sure to sign up for our emails, and check out Red’s Zone for monthly specials.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 and 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 18, and 54.
The battery starter kit is included at no charge only when you purchase 2 bare tools between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019 at Riverhead Building Supply locations.

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Think Purple and Pink – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Think Purple and Pink

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

It was a beautiful day at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank on Saturday, September 28, as the Riverhead Building Supply team stepped out on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Participants held their End Alzheimer’s flowers high, then strolled the 2 mile farm field route that took them past a field of sunflowers in full bloom.
Over 600 participated in the September 28 event in Yaphank, raising over $147,000 to date. Donations for the event are accepted until the end of the year. If you didn’t have an opportunity to contribute, and would like to now, please log in to the Team RBS fundraising page or search for Riverhead Building Supply on the alz.org site by selecting Donate at the top of the page. Funds go to Alzheimer’s research, and support and care for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s events are held in communities nationwide as an annual fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Alzhiemer’s Association site  offers resources, help and support to those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and family members. The association has a round-the-clock helpline, 800-272-3900, to answer questions and provide information.

Think Pink

Now that we are in October, we have turned our fundraising color from purple to pink as Breast Cancer Awareness month begins. Riverhead Building Supply has a number of fundraising events planned during the month, all dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and the ultimate goal of finding a cure. In New England, funds go to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. In New York, funds go to the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Breast cancer affects so many, you undoubtedly know someone who has beaten this disease, or one who has been lost to it.  Whatever your connection is, take a moment to consider how your contribution, large or small, could provide support and treatment, saving another person and their family from the pain and heartbreak of breast cancer.
During the month, join us in a variety of fun and worthwhile activities. A few events that will assist our teams in reaching their fundraising goals include: bake sales at store locations; pink ribbon pins and bracelets for sale; pink bagels for sale; a “paint-and-sip” evening; a special drink for pink tasting at Lenz Winery (NY) and more.
To contribute or to participate with our Long Island team, visit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or follow this link to donate to the walk. The Gloria Gemma Flames of Hope Run/Walk took place Oct. 6 in Providence, RI with several RBS team members completing the 5K walk. While the walk is over, you can still contribute to the RBS team to support the cause. Make a contribution to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, and include Riverhead Building Supply as your team in the comments.
Both organizations share a wealth of information and resources on their sites, be sure to see what they have to offer, and find ways that you can become involved.

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Exteriors

RBS Exterior Extravaganza Sale!

Now is the time to make exterior updates to your home!

During October, Riverhead Building Supply has special offers and incentives on James Hardie siding products and GAF roofing products.

Save 10% on your purchase of any James Hardie exterior products at all Riverhead Building Supply locations. That 10% adds up to tremendous savings on popular HardiePlank® lap siding, HardieShingle® siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardieTrim® boards and more.
This is the siding that stands up to the elements, and stands out in a neighborhood.  Choose from one of James Hardie’s 15 statement making prefinished colors, or apply your own. James Hardie makes the world’s highest-performance fiber cement siding, trim, backer board and more.
We’re confident that you won’t find this offer anywhere else. Make your selections and order during October 2019 to take advantage of our special pricing.  Accept delivery by November 30, 2019.  Check out our website for more information about James Hardie, or visit jameshardie.com.
 
Hit the Roof
For pros, this is the right time to make Riverhead Building Supply your full service GAF roofing provider. In addition to having the complete GAF system on hand and ready to ship the same day, Riverhead Building Supply has special incentives for professionals during the month of October! If you are using 50 squares or more of shingles per month, you could earn a Weber Spirit II grill, a 50” Samsung TV or an Apple iPad – only from Riverhead Building Supply.

For every 50 squares of GAF Timberline American Harvest or Timberline Ultra HD shingles you buy during October 2019, you earn a reward. Choose the rewards you want – make them the same or get all 3!

Want to learn more? Click here or talk to your RBS sales rep today.

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Replacement Windows: A Quick Guide

Make the case to replace.

Where do you start on the road to replacement windows? With all of the choices available, it’s hard to decide. Let Riverhead Building Supply be your GPS – you tell us where you want to go, and we’ll give you the step by step directions to make sure you get there.
At home shows, community fairs, on TV, and in your neighborhood, you are being encouraged to renew the look of your home with replacement windows. Not a bad idea, but is it worth it? We’ve lined up some other options to consider. Before you get pressured into replacing all of the windows in your home, learn about the choices you have and make a decision that is comfortable for you.
 

When to replace?

The first decision can be the toughest. Is it time to replace windows? Here are some top reasons to consider replacement windows.

  • Are your windows able to close tightly, and lock? No? Replacement is something to consider.
  • Are there air gaps where you feel cold air coming in around the sash or window frame? If you can feel a draft, and you
    are not able to manage the air flow by caulking around the windows, it may be time for new ones.
  • Do the windows operate smoothly? Do the screens fit well, and keep bugs out? If the frame has become racked or out of square, the sash may not operate smoothly. You may find that you can’t put your screens in easily either. Time to think about replacing.
  • Is there any damage to your window? Are wood frames showing signs of rotting? Is there any visible water damage? Cracked, split or rotting wood frames should be replaced.
  • Are your windows more than 20 years old? Old windows do not necessarily need to be replaced based solely upon age. If they have been well maintained, a good quality window can last for years. If, however, you have any of the problems mentioned above, replacement may be the way to go.
  • Do you live in an area that requires you to have impact resistant glass, or to have storm shutters ready to hang if the forecast calls for high wind, hurricanes, etc.? It may be time to consider replacing windows with impact resistant glass.

With a new window, you will get the benefit of the latest materials, energy efficiency, and higher performance glass. And some newer windows come with great features such as sash that can be cleaned on both sides from the inside of your home.

Choices for replacement windows

Once you have decided to replace, there are several options. You can do a full replacement, which means removing siding on the exterior of your home, and trim inside, and doing a complete replacement of the window unit.
If your exterior and interior window frames are in good shape, you can opt for other solutions.
Narroline® Windows from Andersen®, manufactured between 1976 and 2012, can be converted with ease using Andersen Tilt Wash replacement windows. These wood windows give you new sash and jamb liners that fit into your existing window frame. Some of the advantages are obvious – there is little to no disruption to your home, and you have a brand new window unit. That means a new 20 year warranty on the glass, and a new 10 year warranty on the window, plus all of the updated features that you expect from a newly manufactured window. These windows, purchased from us and installed by your carpenter, can end up costing you far less than hiring a franchised installer to handle replacement. Replace windows at your pace, all units in the home do not need to be replaced at the same time.
For any brand of wood window – that is, a window that has a wood frame, wood jambs and stops – consider an Andersen insert window. The insert window works in your existing frame, with little disruption to the interior or exterior of your home. Keep in mind that by using the existing frame, the new unit you install within that opening may have a slightly smaller visible glass surface, and therefore let in a little less daylight. For most people, the convenience and ease of installation outweigh the slightly smaller size of the window. It is something to bear in mind as you consider your replacement options.

Replacing screens

Sometimes you just need a new screen, and we can help with that too. We stock a variety of Andersen window screens in popular sizes to fit Andersen patio doors, double hung, casement and awning windows. The screens that we stock are intended for use with Andersen 400 Series windows. Windows carrying the Andersen name that are from other suppliers may not accept the same screens. If you are having a franchised installer put in new windows, your screens should come with the window unit, and are only available for purchase from the franchise. Similarly, Andersen Windows purchased through some big box stores are a different series. We are able to order screens to fit as long as you are clear about where your windows were purchased. The differences are small, but evident enough to create a nuisance. The overall screen size may be the same, but the wing locks that hold the screen in place are positioned differently and may not align with your window, meaning the screen cannot be properly secured in place.
How do you decide what window screen you need? For Andersen brand windows, there is a glass code etched into a corner of the window which tells us the glass size. From there, we can backtrack to the type of window and the kind of screen needed.
We’ve also included some helpful worksheets from Andersen Windows. Download the pdfs to help you decide on a new window or patio door, or to identify what type of Andersen window you own.
Be sure to contact us for help when you are considering window replacement. A call or a visit to the showroom can help to answer your questions and make your selections.

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How to Care for Wood Floors

When it comes to floor surface coverings, natural hardwood flooring is a favorite choice. Hardwood floors are timeless and strong and create a sense of warmth and luxury. Wood floors add enduring beauty to all types of homes and can meet the needs of you and your family’s busy lifestyles.

As with any type of flooring, hardwood floors require proper upkeep in order to maintain their appearance.  Preserve the aesthetic appeal of your flooring investment and follow these steps to protect and care for your hardwood floor.

Sweep and dust daily
 One of the most important hardwood floor maintenance tasks is frequent sweeping and dusting. Use a microfiber dust mop or cloth which acts like an electrostatic magnet to pick up dust and debris. When your dust mop head is dirty, simply throw it in the laundry and reuse it.

Vacuum weekly
Vacuuming will help you clean up particles that have made their way into the nooks and crannies of your floor. Use the bare floor setting on your vacuum to protect your floor from the beater bar – the rotating brush at the bottom of your vacuum that can damage your floor’s finish.
 
Use area rugs and runners
Adding runners or area rugs will help protect the floors from scratches in high-traffic areas.  A rug by your outdoor entry doors can collect mud, sand and other debris that people and pets bring in after being outside. Be sure to use rug pads to prevent slipping.
 
Finish your floors with a urethane or polyurethane coat
No wood floor is indestructible but a coat or two of urethane or polyurethane will provide an extra layer of protection. These finishes add durability and scratch- and water-resistance to your floor, while enhancing the wood grain.
 
Clean accidents pronto
Spills and other accidents and messes are facts of life – especially if you have children or pets. Clean up any mess immediately before it has a chance to dry. Use a damp cloth and then rub the area dry. The longer any type of food or fluid sits on your floor, the greater the chance your wood will stain, warp or start to dull.

Watch what you use on your floor
Some cleaners can harm rather than help your hardwood floor. Water, ammonia and vinegar can dull your floor and soap and wax can leave residue. When in doubt about what you can or can’t use on your floor, ask your wood floor dealer for cleaning recommendations.
 
How to choose a hardwood floor
If you currently do not have a wood floor but are thinking about having one installed, consider these family-friendly ideas:
 

  • Choose a solid hardwood species – Softwood species like American Cherry or pine are not recommended for high-traffic areas used by people or pets because this type of wood can scratch and dent easily.

 
While no wood is completely scratch proof, harder wood species such as Brazilian Walnut and Hickory are a better choice if you want to protect your floor from your scruffs and abrasions.

  • Camouflage with graining or distressing – Distressed wood or woods like oak that have grain and knots can add character to your floor while hiding dents and scratches.
  • Finish with a low-sheen – A high gloss finish reflects light which can make pet hair, dirt and scratches more visible.
  • Lighten up – Lighter woods tend to hide scratches, dents and other imperfections and damage.

How we helped a homeowner with a hardwood floor challenge
When it comes to wood flooring, Riverhead Building Supply is a flooring supply leader. Every day we help our customers solve their most pressing home flooring challenges, such as the one described below.

The problem…
One of our customers wanted a dark wood floor but has grandchildren and a dog and was concerned about scratches. She was afraid any scratches would go through the stain and show the lighter wood underneath.

The solution…
Our team introduced her to roasted red oak. The wood is gently cured with heat and the entire board takes on a rich dark color all the way through. There is no stain color that can be scratched or worn off.

The result…
While this is a special process and adds to the cost of the flooring, it was worth it to the homeowner. She felt that it suited her lifestyle and was the best choice to achieve the look she wanted.

Discover gorgeous hardwood flooring for your home. Contact us today.
Wood floors can fit into your active life, all it takes is a little pre-planning and everyday maintenance.  If you’re looking for the perfect wood floor that will look amazing for decades, contact Riverhead Building Supply. We can help you find a beautiful hardwood that will work for you and your family.

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Must-Have Tools for Everyone

Spring and summer are popular seasons for home improvements. If you’ve got a bunch of interior and exterior tasks on your to-do list, put some power behind your projects with these must-have power tools.

These tools are also on sale at upcoming tool shows! Stop by these Riverhead Building Supply locations on the following dates to enjoy exclusive show savings on some of the highest quality power tools from brands including Makita, Paslode, DeWalt, Bostitch and more:

2019 Tool Shows

East Hampton, NY – May 9-10
Greenport, NY- May 16
Mineola, NY – May 17
Westerly, RI – June 12
Middletown, RI – June 13

Save time, improve results with the right power tools
 
Want to repair, renovate or construct something new? These are a few power tools that can help you save time and produce optimal results.

During the Riverhead Building Supply tool shows and sales, you can find the kinds of power tools that you’ll reach for again and again for home Improvement projects.

A cordless drill and Impact driver kit is a great all-around combination for every home. Use the drill for creating pilot holes, then switch to a flat- or Phillips-head bit to drive screws.  Projects like repairing drywall, hanging shelves, or assembling furniture and cabinets becomes so much easier.

Here are a couple kits that will be on sale, with savings from 20% – 35%

  • DeWalt 2 pc Drill/Impact driver kit: This kit packs extra power with a 20 volt Max XR battery for long run time.
  • Makita 2 pc Drill combo kit: This drill/driver combo kit combines a lightweight tool with a powerful 18 volt lithium ion battery.

The Fein MultiMaster is the ultimate multitasking tool.  Use this precision-crafted oscillating tool for precise sawing, efficient sanding, filing, scraping, even polishing.

Other useful accessories on sale during the Power Tool Show and Sale including kits from Kreg Tools to help you to create the perfect pocket holes for strong and hidden fastening, and sawhorses and worktables from Protocol Equipment.  Even at under 15 pounds, the Protocol 47″ sawhorse is strong and sturdy and folds compactly to stow away when not in use.

There are many other tools, kits and accessories available at special prices only during the power tool shows.  This is the time to do your research, decide what you want, and shop for the most powerful tools at the best prices.  Pick up something for yourself, or grab a gift for a new homeowner or for Dad for Father’s Day.

Experienced DIYers and Pros will enjoy using these tools
 
Sliding compound miter saw

A compound miter saw is an indispensable tool for cutting crown moulding, pictures frames, and wood for projects that require angled cross cuts. The blades pivot and tilt so you’ll have the ability to make both miter and bevel cuts.  While stationary and sliding compound miter saws are similar, a sliding compound miter saw increases your cutting capabilities. You’ll also be able to cut thicker materials, such as lumber, which can be useful if you are constructing a fence.
 
The DeWalt DWS780 Sliding Compound Miter Saw is an excellent sliding compound miter saw choice. It is durable, lightweight and designed for optimal cutting accuracy. It has a 15 Amp motor and an exclusive back fence design that cuts up to 2×16 dimensional lumber at 90° and 2×12 at 45°. See us at a tool show for special savings on this saw and get a bonus heavy duty stand with its purchase.

Cordless circular saw kit

A cordless circular saw kit is ideal for experienced DIYers and professionals who need to rip and crosscut wood including solid hardwood, MDF and hardboard, plywood and dimensional construction lumber. With a suitable blade, a circular saw may also be able to cut glass tile, metal, brick and other materials.

Cordless circular saws combine performance with portability. Simply charge the battery and take your tool wherever you need it without being tethered to an electrical outlet. You also won’t have to worry about a cord getting in the way of your cutting.

Ready to unplug for your next cutting project? Consider the Makita XSH06PT1 Cordless Circular Saw Kit to make maneuvering easy. It is compact, lightweight and comes with two free additional batteries for extended work time. It includes a dual port rapid charger, 24T ultra-coated saw blade, hex wrench, dust extracting attachment and carrying bag. Take advantage of special show savings of more than $140.

Framing nailer

Home builders already know the benefits of a framing nailer. This time-saving power tool easily drives nails into a framing assembly.  Framing nailers are much stronger and more powerful than a hammer so you can get your job done in a fraction of the time.  Plus, since they are lighter and more comfortable than a hammer, you can work for long stretches of time without fatigue.

While it may be warm now, nailing during the colder months can be challenging. Some framing nailers will freeze up.  If you’re looking for an all-season solution, try the Paslode Cordless XP Framing Nailer. This tough tool drives nails into a variety of harder woods and works well in temperatures as low as 14 F°.  Save almost $100 when you purchase this framing nailer at one of the upcoming tool shows.

If you need a higher holding capacity, a coil framing nailer could be right for you. Coil framing nailers have a magazine that can hold hundreds of nails which will minimize reloading interruptions. The powerful Bostitch BTF83C Coil Framing Nailer has a 200 magazine capacity and its low profile design enables it to fit between studs under 13” tall. Stop by and see this nailer at a tool show and add this to your tool arsenal at a savings of over 50%.

We hope to see you at a tool show where you can meet the Riverhead Building Supply team and take advantage of show-only pricing, giveaways, free lunch and more. See our calendar for more information about these and other upcoming events.

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RBS’s PreHung Doors | Build Smarter, Build Better Series

What is Plumb, Level, Square and True Worth to You?

Quality control is important to us, and it is imperative to you.  We found that getting door orders shipped in from different suppliers added too much handling to the materials, and too much potential for damage.  Sometimes pre-hung doors arrived racked and skewed and out of square.  That simply is not acceptable to ship out to you on a jobsite.  Our craftsmen routinely would refuse orders, and fix (or replace) the problems that had occurred in transit.  It added time to the whole order-to-delivery cycle, and a lot of labor, too. Then we thought, why not just make them here, so that there is less handling and we can set our own quality standards to follow?  We have been creating pre-hung doors in our shop for over a dozen years, so you can depend on the level of quality you are going to get in every order. If you’ve tried us out for pre-hung doors, we’re pretty sure you’ve stopped hanging doors on your own on the jobsite, because your time can be spent on other important things.

And if you have never tried out Riverhead Building Supply, what are you waiting for? Why spend your time cutting jamb legs and heads, applying hinges, and hanging a door in a frame, then messing around with your level and shims in the rough opening until it swings jussst right?  We’ll ship you the door of your choice, in the frame of your choice, with the hinges you want. You tell us what stops you want, and we’ll hand apply those, then make sure the swing is correct, the boring is correct, and it is all plumb, square and true.  You can still mess around with the level and shims on the jobsite, but that’s about all you’ll have to do to get perfectly hung doors.

  • Door styles – choose from a wide range of styles, such as panel doors, louver doors, even specialty glass pantry doors
  • Doors can be fully primed or unfinished
  • Door frames can be made in any size and any species you need, you tell us your specs
  • Hinges – we start with Emtek, but you can change or upgrade to any type of fine hardware from suppliers like Baldwin, Ashley Norton, Deltana and others
  • Stops applied – our standard OG or eased edge, or any profile you can think of
  • Pre-hung doors for special applications, such as access doors, clipped corner doors for under stairwells

This video gives you a peek at our shop, so you can see how we assemble your order.  Interested in seeing more?  Let us know if you would like a tour of our manufacturing area where we are pre-hanging doors, milling mouldings, making custom cabinetry and custom doors, assembling windows, and more.
For any questions, please give us a call at (800) 378-3650 for our New York locations or at (800) 874-9500 for our New England locations!