Recent Blog Posts

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware Shows New Products at Demo Day

Friday afternoon, Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware in Valparaiso welcomed carpenters, construction workers, and loyal customers to Von Tobel’s Festool Demo Day, where they tested out new tools and met factory representatives to learn more about how companies are changing the way you do construction. Located near downtown Valparaiso, Von Tobel has been the region’s go to building materials and hardware supplier of contractors and do-it-yourself customers for over 50 years.

Home Energy Savings Checklist

Energy prices seem to be rising every year. Furthermore, the impact of energy consumption has lasting effects on the environment. Though there’s not much we can do in regards to reducing the prices of the energy we consume, there are ways to reduce how much we consume. In turn, these energy-saving methods can reduce the impact on the environment.

What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

As the cold weather approaches and your furnace begins its annual duties, we often think of ways to make our homes more energy efficient. One thing that can make a big impact on energy savings at a reasonable cost is inspecting your insulation and weatherstripping. Over time, weatherstripping can become worn out and damaged which then creates drafts. Insulation can settle over time, thus reducing its R-value and becoming less effective.