Universal Supply Co.
 General

June Monthly Update

Jun 2, 2020

Announcements

In the effort to do our part controlling community spread, we are encouraging customers to call their orders in advance to our Sales Team, then we will pull your order and place in a designated area, which will be communicated when you call.  If you need to visit the counter, please do so, understanding our attempts to maintain the CDC suggested social distancing.  Universal Supply requires you to wear a mask.  Please eliminate all physical contact and practice social distancing by attempting to maintain a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and other individuals.

Interior Millwork

Intex has announced they discontinued the 8” Easy Wrap Post Wrap.  They have replaced it with the

8 ½” Easy Wrap Post Wrap. 

Pressure Treated Lumber

 

 

The building materials industry is in the midst of a historic lumber market, which has seen unprecedented shortages at the mill level. The effect of the Coronavirus and lumber mill curtailments combined to create a major disruption in the supply chain for our industry.   Due to this fact, all treatment facilities have announced an extended lead time on pressure treated lumber. 

Roofing Residential

GAF has announced a wrapper change to both their Timberline Natural Shadow Shingle, Timberline American Harvest and Royal Sovereign.  This is only a package change.  Nothing is changing to the actual shingle.  Both products in the new wrapper are fully compatible with the existing inventory. 

Siding

CertainTeed Siding has announced that in an effort to be more environmentally conscious, they are going to incorporate their left-over dark color regrinding’s into the value soffit line.  Moving forward, the backside color of the CertainTeed T4 Value Soffit could look dark red, blue, gray or green, depending upon the regrind used during production. The color will vary by production run.
Here are the most important items for you and your customers to know:

  • Having a dark-colored backside on our T4 Value Soffit will NOT impact the soffit’s performance.
  • The color will NOT bleed-through the front of the panel. Once installed, no one will be able to tell that the backside is colored.
  • Soffit panels with different colored backsides CAN be installed together on the same job; in fact, we are specifically not designating the backside color of each carton on the exterior packaging, as the backside color does not impact its install or aesthetics.

Mid America has announced that due to the COVID-19 situation, they decided to relocate all shutter, blocks and vent manufacturing to their Elkland, PA plant.  In the short term, this will cause extended lead-times on these products.  Once production is back to full capacity, lead-times will return to normal. 

Windows

MI Windows and Doors has announced beginning June 1, bronze exterior laminate will no longer be an option on the following products: 1650 Double-Hung, 1665 Awning, 1675 Casement, 1685 Double-Slider, and 1600 Series Picture Windows. The bronze laminate will still be available on the 1620 Single-Hung, 1630 Single-Slider, 1620 Picture Window, 3500 Single-Hung, 3500 Picture Window, 9660 Awning, and 9770 Casement windows.  MI has also announced an extended lead-time on all products, which will vary by product lines.

 

 Please consult with your USC sales representative for additional information.