Monday, December 29, 2008

Instone one company - a resource for many

Who we are:
Instone is the largest distributor of Owens Corning Cultured Stone®, Prostone® Nappa Valley Cast Stone, Semco Thin Cut Natural stone, Arcast and Firerock in the country. Instone has been in business over 25 years serving Maine to North Carolina, with distribution centers in Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia.

Why should this matter to you?
As a homeowner
Instone is a free resource offering project ideas that not only will add beauty and comfort but value to your home. Instone’s extensive design gallery and product selection guide will inspire your imagination for the perfect home improvement plan. Trust your home to an expert. Instone list’s of “Select Installers” are made up of masons that have been certified and meets the quality assurance standards set by Instone and Owens Corning. When you’re ready to begin we’ll be here ready to help.
To learn about all the possibilities that exist for your home contact us today for a free design catalog. Stop waiting for someday you’re just one click away

For the Architectural community Instone has become a vital resource for technical support and training. Together Instone and Owens Corning provides training for numerous Architects helping them stay current and meet their yearly requirements, a free service. If you are an Architect that would like to learn more about free training seminars or Stone Cad software. Please contact us today, we’d like to help.

Builders: As part of the Building industry for over 25 years and a member of local Builders Associations, Instone has come to be known as the expert in stone veneer products. Instone has lend its self to the building community as a resource for designing, technical support, and installation instructions For Owens Corning Cultured Stone, Prostone Semco Thin Cut Natural stone and more.
Our Cultured Stone Product lines provide you with unsurpassed quality and beauty. Instone’s large inventory allows us to get product in the hands of our clients fast. We are extremely responsive with the shortest lead times in the industry, which allows you to finish your jobs on time.
Our Sales team is available to assist with product literature, quoting and matching you with a dealer. Take advantage of our expertise and call today learn why Cultured Stone is the top rated stone veneer in the industry.

Mason’s Instone is your partner in business. If you succeed then we succeed. We are here to provide more than the highest quality stone veneer in the industry; we are here with marketing support, installation information, and job referrals. We invite you to apply for the Owens Corning “Select Installer” program.
As a “select Installer” you will benefit from rebates, free marketing material, sell books, gift awards and the benefits of being a part of the Instone/Owens Corning team. To learn how you can become a “select Installer contact Instone today

Monday, November 17, 2008

Making a plan for outdoor living increases comfort and value to your home.

Making a Plan for outdoor living.
More and more people think about taking their lifestyle outside, not only for the warmer months but now for the colder seasons as well. With outdoor fireplaces, kitchens, and hot tubs, living outdoors is year round.
If you're thinking about how to create the right environment to transfer your life outdoors, consider this advice for a well thought out plan. Add comfort and increase the value of your home.
1. Let your style lead the way in defining an outdoor room. Whether your taste is rustic with an old world charm, classic with sophisticated architectural accents or linear with a modern edge, odds are that it can be integrated into your outdoor environment.
2. The more accessible your space is, the more you will use it. So put function first.
3. If the area will be a central point in your outdoor lifestyle, consider built-in heating to accommodate weather changes.
4. No other single element sets the mood as well as lighting. Recessed lighting, chandeliers, niche lighting and sconces — all controlled on dimmer switches — create the perfect ambient glow.
5. To complement your outdoor life style, include music. Place the speakers out in the yard, directing the sound toward the house. Not only will this create a fuller sound, but it will also help keep peace with your neighbors.
6. Install your television with easy visibility and minimal sun exposure to eliminate glare. Consider installing cabinetry to protect equipment.
For more information and a free design catalog click here


Monday, November 10, 2008

Increase the curb appeal of your home by 10,000

Looking to remodel or improve your home's appearance? Consider an alternative to vinyl and wood siding that will increase its value by $10,000.
Using Cultured Stone® veneer on the homes you build provides curb appeal, but it also does more than that—it raises the perceived value. Homeowners in the same Gilmore Research Group study judged a $295,900 home with an entryway enhanced with Cultured Stone® products to be $9,300 more valuable. Just think, for a small investment up front, you can significantly increase the perceived value of a home. To read more please click on the link below for a detailed report.

If you would like a design catalog or any information about home improvement options please contact me. I will be happy to give you a free literature.
Cathy Williams
Marketing Manager