The Utility Poles

Utility poles hold up cables that transmit fiber-optic data and electricity from their sources to your home. They are very important to the modern society’s infrastructure and are made from specific types of pressure-treated wood to protect them from insect damage, rot, and the elements.

Southern Yellow Pine

Southern Yellow Pine is one of the most common types of wood used in the production of utility poles. The name Southern Yellow Pine refers to a number of yellow pine species commonly found in the Southern United States. The Southern Yellow Pine is one of the most common types of wood used in different types of construction. Despite its feathery weight, Southern Yellow Pine is very dense and strong.

Douglas Fir

This is a coniferous tree that normally grows all over the Western United States and some parts of Mexico. This tree can remain steady even when the trunk has been cut deep. Douglas fir is known for its capacity to put up with huge loads without cracking, bending or breaking due to the pressure, making it one of the best wood materials for utility poles.

Jack Pine

Jack Pines are less common than the southern yellow pines but they are also used to manufacture utility poles. It is a species of pine that is common in the entire Canada and some parts of the Midwestern United States. Jack pines have similar advantages as southern yellow pines. However, they have a lot of knots and tend to decay slightly faster. This makes them less suitable for building purposes.

Lodge Pole Pine
Lodge pole pines are more common in British Columbia and in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S. This tree has similar features as Southern yellow pine. It is straight, tall, and lightweight, making it suitable for making utility poles. On the flip side, lodge pole pine’s bark is a bit thinner than normal pine, which makes it more vulnerable to damage from harsh weather conditions and fires.

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar is prevalent in the coastal parts of the Pacific Northwest. This type of wood is the most economical for the production of utility poles. In addition, Western Red Cedar has a higher-than-average ability to resist insect damage and decay. There is no need for wood utility poles suppliers to add preservative chemicals to the wood and maintain it, which translates to significant savings.a

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I Must Save

I already got our 13th month pay and I thought I can already put up a shade in our garage and shade for our laundry area but I wasn’t able to fulfill my task. We can’t find someone to do it with affordable fee, I asked my sister to look for one but she said she can’t find anyone. I already talked to my brother-in-law but he always tells me that the guy will be here but he did not. I am thinking this past few days, maybe if I can’t find someone who will do our garage I might have to hire the one who will do our garage using steel bars and not woods. But I think it requires more budgets, and my 13th month pay is not enough since I have to buy my kids their gifts. I can’t afford to look at empty handed this coming Christmas so maybe I have to set it aside. So I was thinking to save to do all the things I needed to do and maybe this summer I will be able to fulfill it. But it doesn’t mean I have nothing to do something in our house before the year-ends because after Christmas I will purchase a new door for our living room. And I can’t wait for that time.

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A Home for your Horses

Horses need a comfortable place to call home the same as humans and other animals. Whether the horse is a pet, a show horse, or simply kept for riding, they need a place that shelters them from the weather and provides safety. There are all types of barns from a small single stall to the more elaborate. The construction of a barn will depend on how many horses will be housed and the cost as well as personal preferences.

Advantages of Steel Versus Wood

In the past many barns were constructed totally of wood. Today, the focus on durability as well as comfort, ease of use, and the health of the horses has led many to choose steel for the construction.

There are many advantages to steel frame horse barns. Constructing the entire barn of steel provides even more benefits. When using steel frames, the steel columns are anchored to the foundation which is made of concrete. Using steel protects against decay, cracking, and it is fire resistant. When wood poles are used, they are buried in the ground and often they will decay compromising the structure.

Wood barns will require more maintenance than steel. The nails used often back out as the wood constricts and expands with the weather. This can also cause it to split. Steel will stand up to all types of weather without these problems. Wood is also prone to insects such as termites. Storms, particularly ones with high winds can damage a wood barn more easily than one made from steel.

Other Factors

Another factor that must be considered is the cost. Steel frame barns are a bit more expensive than a pole type but in the long run they cost less. Why is this? The steel will last a lot longer than wood and require less maintenance. Steel is safer for horses because it holds up to kicking and cannot be chewed. Sometimes horses will chew on wood.

Steel barns cost less to insure because they will not burn like a wood barn. Property with a steel barn will appraise for more than than property with a wood barn. These are just some of the reasons more people are choosing steel barns such as the ones offered by American Buildings, Inc.

Providing the most comfortable home for the horse or horses that will live in the new barn is important. Healthy, sanitary conditions as well as a safe environment are more factors to consider when choosing the best option.

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White And Gold Theme

We just arrived from a meeting in Ladislawa; we talked about the upcoming Christmas party of the kids to be held on December 3 and 4. On our way home, I saw some Christmas Parole selling in the street, I stopped and asked how much was it? It was a bit expensive, I and Mj talked about it and she said she thinks she can manage to put up Christmas lights outdoor and just forget buying about that Outdoor Christmas Decor, in that way we can save up some bucks so maybe we will choose what she suggested.

Just recently we already put up the Christmas tree, it is almost finish, and I think I need to buy more flowers with color white and gold, yes that’s our theme this year. I will also buy 3 mistletoe.

Here’s our Christmas Tree on 2016:

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