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ML Jenkins Named General Manager for Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry

Mark Woodruff, President and CEO of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry and Richard Reed Co – Owner recently named M.L. Jenkins General Manager for the company, which sells and installs building supplies on Delmarva. The company has been in business for more than 25 years with a showroom and warehouse in Lewes, across from Nassau Valley Vineyards, between route 9 and route 1.

ML JenkinsM.L. Jenkins a native of Milton graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes back in 1979. M.L. stayed in the local area working for various companies in the building supply industry. Prior to Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry M.L.s experience ranges from building houses as a self employed contractor, a ten year career with Nanticoke Homes over seeing their Purchasing Department, and Kitchen and Cabinetry Design at Lowes in Lewes. This year, M.L. celebrates fifteenth years at Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry.

Understanding Condensation in Your Home

Have you ever looked at your window and noticed condensation? Were you alarmed this was a problem with your windows? Then you might be happy to hear windows do not cause condensation.

Under certain conditions, condensation can occur both inside and outside your home but windows do not cause condensation. The source of Condensation, or “sweating,” on windows and mirrors inside a home is caused by humidity, or invisible water vapor, present in virtually all air.

When this water vapor comes in contact with a surface, which is at a temperature below what is called the “dew point,” the vapor turns to visible droplets of liquid or condenses on the cooler surface. This often happens to bathroom mirrors and walls after someone has taken a hot shower.

Condensation can also occur on windows during the winter if the inside humidity level is high enough. When it comes to condensation outside your home, it is simply a fact of nature. Exposed to certain conditions, like a clear night sky, still air, or high relative humidity, the exterior surface of the glass can radiate heat away from your home and into the night air, allowing the glass temperature to fall below the dew point of the ambient air—creating condensation.

Homeowner Tips: How to Maintain Your Hardwood Flooring

For many homeowners, hardwood floors are a must-have: They’re classic, attractive, and add value to the home. But once a homeowner has those hardwood floors, how do they take care of them so they retain as much of that value as possible over the lifespan of the house? 

Know the Enemies of Hardwood Floors 

Once homeowners understand what damages a hardwood floor, they can make sure to protect it. Top enemies of hardwood floors are moisture and scratching. 

It’s smart to develop a policy of mopping up spills as soon as possible before the liquid has time to penetrate the floor. To protect floors in the winter and spring, when shoes may track in snow or water, use a boot tray in the entrance or carefully wipe the feet on a doormat to remove moisture from shoes. 

Protect furniture with felt pads and avoid walking on hardwood floors with high heels (which can damage the wood surface), so that floors will age much better. 

If there are children in the home, provide rugs in play areas so that children do not accidentally damage the wood floors during play. It’s also more comfortable for the little ones this way! 

D.I.Y. or P.A.Y.? When to Hire a Professional for Home Improvements

Home improvement is a big deal for many homeowners – there are always things around the house that can get done or things that become something you hate over time.  From painting to updating furniture, to even adding on to your home, the idea of home improvement has many faces, and sometimes it is hard to tell what you should do yourself, and what you should hire a professional for.  Check out a few of our ideas below!

D.I.Y. Projects

There is a lot around the home that is easy to get done yourself – especially if you just want to give things a little face-lift.  Even doing a pretty big bathroom update can be relatively easy if you learn the way to do everything right!  Today’s information age has made DIY even more feasible than ever before – you can pop online and watch endless videos on how to do something (or how not to do something, if you want a laugh as well as a lesson), and be able to become a pseudo pro in no time.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Did you know over 200 homeless children live in the Cape Henlopen School District?

Did you also know many of these children lack the essential supplies to live a healthy life? Things that most of us take for granted, such as food, a bed, even a pillow or pillowcase to lay our head on at night.

Try and imagine this scenario, every night you go to sleep you lay down on the cold floor or maybe an old couch or in a bed with multiple siblings, with no pillow to rest your head or blanket to keep you warm. That is the reality many of the homeless children in our school district live each and every day.

Did you know you can help change this?

5 Things to Consider Before Remodeling or Building a Kitchen

With the holidays right around the corner what better gift to give you and your family than a kitchen remodel? Americans are increasingly spending more and more time in their kitchens. We cook, eat, entertain, lounge, and even watch TV in our kitchens.

Technology has allowed us to utilize this area of our homes like never before. It is the place where we as families and friends congregate for meals and celebrations. The kitchen has become the focal point of American homes.

A kitchen remodel or design can be one of the biggest and best investments you make in your home. That being said, it can also be one of the most frightening projects to undertake. There are many things to consider during the process.

Do not panic; the experts at Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry have over 50 years of combined experience to help guide you through the process every step of the way. Keep reading to learn what our experts consider the 5 key things to reflect on before remodeling or building a new kitchen.

Is it Time for New Energy Efficient Windows?

ultrex windows

Does it cost an arm and a leg to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer? It shouldn’t! It’s time to talk about upgrading to new energy efficient windows.

Do you need new windows?

If your home feels drafty, it might be time to upgrade your windows. Drafty windows let in outside air making it nearly impossible to regulate the temperature inside of your home. Leaky or drafty windows can also let in excess moisture making your home susceptible to mold, mildew, and water damage.

How to check if it’s time for new windows:

South Bethany house wins national architectural award

, rghughes@delmarvanow.com

Read the original article on Delmarvanow.com.

Exterior of the Ethridge's house

(Photo: Scott Edmonston Submitted Image)

A house in South Bethany and its architect and builder have won a 2017 Integrity Windows and Doors Red Diamond Achiever Award award for their work on the house in the annual competition.

Architect Scott Edmonston of SEA Studio Architects and Shay Gallo of Shay Gallo Construction Inc. won the award for their work with the Integrity windows and doors from Marvin.

“I think Integrity likes modern architecture,” Edmonston said. “So they wanted to recognize some houses like this one that had a little different take on architecture.”

Marvin Windows and Doors: Alternatives to Andersen Home Products

Many home owners and builders ask if we sell Andersen Windows and Doors. We do not. We sell a great alternative to Andersen Windows and Doors; Marvin Windows and Doors. Anderson is an energy efficient brand and has been making windows and doors for builders since 1903. This makes them one of the oldest and well-recognized construction brands on the market. However, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry offers many excellent alternatives such as Marvin, Integrity, Alliance, Simonton, and JeldWen. Our most recognizable alternative brand is Marvin Family of Brands.

Marvin Family of Brands

Marvin Family of Brands offers two unique brands, Marvin and Integrity by Marvin, which offer customizable products for every project. Both are the perfect choice when you need to replace your old Andersen products or when you are looking to upgrade to a higher quality brand. Marvin products are all built to order, allowing you to fully customize your Marvin window to fit your old window space perfectly. This saves you the time and money it would take to resize a window or door space to fit another brand. Check out our products by Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry.

Building Coastal Homes for Durability and Beauty

Bethany Beach home

This beautiful custom coastal home built on the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City Maryland was constructed by Beachwood Incorporated with building supplies from Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry. Beachwood is dedicated to using expert craftsmen and quality products. They construct superior homes — homes which meet their customers’ needs and budgets; homes built on-time and supported by outstanding service; and homes which express pride. Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry has been supplying building materials to Beachwood Incorporated for nearly 25 years. During this time our two companies have mastered the art of building coastal homes.

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17527 Nassau Commons Blvd • Lewes, DE 19958
phone: (302) 644-1405