Universal Supply Co.
 General

August Monthly Update

Aug 1, 2020

Announcements

Due to the effect the Coronavirus pandemic is having on manufacturing, many of our manufacturers are having a difficult time keeping up with the demand due to labor shortages, raw good shortages, trucking limitations and production changes necessary to maintain social distancing just to name a few.  Please contact your local vendor representative for up-to-date vendor lead-times and thank you for your business.

 

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.

Decking

Azek has announced a little earlier than they normally do that in 2021 there will be changes to their product line.  For all deck, porch, rail, fastening and paver product changes detailed in this announcement the last shipments from AZEK building Products will occur on or before November 30, 2020, but your distributor partners may have product after this date to service your business.

Discontinued items:

  • TimberTech AZEK Arbor Collection: Morado, Brazilian Walnut, Autumn Chestnut, Island Oak, Hazelwood, Mountain Redwood, Silver Oak colors
  • TimberTech AZEK Porch: Morado, Silver Oak, Brownstone colors
  • TimberTech AZEK Decking: 12’ Square Shouldered Deck Boards ONLY in the following product lines: Vintage Collection Wide width, Vintage Collection narrow width, Harvest Collection wide width, Harvest collection Kona (Kona color only)
  • TimberTech EDGE Premier Collection: Tidal Sand, Beachwood Gray only.  This includes all deck boards, fascia and related Cortex fasteners in these colors.
  • TimberTech Pavers: All Permeable and Standard pavers, Resurfacing Pavers that are 4x4, Resurfacing Transition pavers, Resurfacing pavers in Village color.  The simplified Paver portfolio will consist of Resurfacing Pavers in 2 sizes (4”x8” and 8”x8”) and 4 colors: Boardwalk, Olive, Redwood and Waterwheel and their corresponding Bullnose Pavers along with applicable grids.

Doors

JELD-WEN has announced that the standard offering of 3mm thick tempered glass is no longer available and the new standard thickness of tempered glass is now 4mm. this applies to all product lines and operating types. 

Railing

Azek has announced a little earlier than they normally do that in 2021 there will be changes to their product line.  For all deck, porch, rail, fastening and paver product changes detailed in this announcement the last shipments from AZEK building Products will occur on or before November 30, 2020, but your distributor partners may have product after this date to service your business.

Discontinued items:

  • Classic Composite Series Railing- Kona, Brownstone, slate Gray colors
  • Contemporary Rail: All Contemporary Rail Packs and Baluster Packs will be discontinued from the Rail product line for 2021.  This change will not affect the Contemporary Top rail profile.

Roofing - Residential

All major manufacturers have an announced a price increase on all roofing shingles of approximately of 4-6% and on all roofing accessory products of approximately 7-9%.  We will adjust our prices effective with shipments on August 17, 2020.

Siding

CertainTeed Siding has announced they are temporary suspending the sale of CERTAplank Single 7” Reinforced Siding.  They remain committed to CERTAplank and plan to resume sale of the product as soon they can improve the lap appearance in line with our customer expectations.

Windows

JELD-WEN has announced that the standard offering of 3mm thick tempered glass is no longer available and the new standard thickness of tempered glass is now 4mm. this applies to all product lines and operating types. 

 

       Please consult with your USC sales representative for additional information.