Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Shop Your Hurricane Preparedness Supplies Now - A Busier Than usual Season Predicted

Our article at posted on Tuesday May 16, 2017, states that this year’s hurricane season would be a below average season. However, according to the latest forecasts released by Colorado State University, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and The Weather Company, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more active than historical averages with regard to the number of named storms.

While the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project outlook headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach is calling for an above-average number of named storms with 14 expected and forecasts an average number of hurricanes this year, with six expected in the Atlantic Basin, the NOAA issued its forecast at the end of May and called for:
  • Eleven to 17 named storms – including April's Tropical Storm Arlene.
  • Five to nine of which would become hurricanes.
  • Two to four of which would become major hurricanes.
The Weather Company updated its seasonal forecast earlier in May and expects a total of 14 named storms – seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes
What does this mean for St Lucians? It means we may be in for some severe weather this hurricane season and that we should stop pontificating, get ready and be prepared.
The official Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Occasionally, storms can form outside those months as happened this year with Tropical Storm Arlene.

Hurricane Preparedness Supplies
Shop our selection of storm and hurricane supplies from plywood and tarps to standby generators and rechargeable batteries. Find it all at our store in Corinth at Rayneau Construction & Industrial Products Limited. Visit us or give us a call on 450-7247


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Modern Look at Affordable Prices (Video)

In our weekly Marketing promoting series coined “What’s Trending” Jade Brown our Marketing and Brand Manager together with Product Manager Steva Davis teamed up to introduce to customers our latest products from the Electrical Department – the Boston Harbor Lights Fixtures, a trusted name in modern lighting.

At Rayneau we source the top brands in modern lighting and furnishings to give you an unparalleled selection of contemporary designs. We offer an unbeatable mix of style and selection, from modern light fixtures, lamps and shades to the latest trends in home furnishings; you'll find every size, colour and style to fit your living space.

According to Steva,”The Boston Habor Lights Fixtures are known for their reliability and craftsmanship.” She continued, “They come in a range of colours - polish brass, Venetian bronze, white, black and brush nickel and cost from as low as EC$36.00.”

 The Boston Harbor line products introduced were the:-
  • ·         Boston Harbor Mini Pendant. Mini Pendant has a brush steel finish and a frosted ribbed glass shade.
  • ·         Boston Harbor Light Wall Lantern. The single light lantern has a rustic brown finish with clear beveled glass panels. The wall lantern will add to the image of your home.
  • ·         Boston Harbor Flush Mount Fixture. The flush mount fixture is a great way to illuminate a room.

NB: Bulbs for the fixtures are sold separately. The production manager recommends using 60 watt ordinary or 13 watt CFL bulbs.

For a limited time only we are now offering big discounts on all Boston Harbor Lights Fixtures - Shop top designs on SALE at savings of Up to 15% OFF.

                                       Trending Boston Harbor Lights Fixtures

“What we can assure you here at Rayneau Construction and Industrial Products Ltd is that we have something for anything, any project you are undertaking at your home. We have something for you from start to finish.”  Jade reiterates.

Shop with us today, and purchase quality products at affordable prices.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Hurricane Preparednes 1 - Stop that Roof Leak Now!

WARNING! If you have water stains that extend across ceilings or run down walls, the cause is probably a roof leak. 

If you have a roof leak, you'd better fix it immediately, even if it doesn't bother you much or you're getting a new roof next year. Even over a short time, small leaks can lead to big problems, such as mold, rotted framing and sheathing, and damaged ceilings.

Tracking down the leak is the hard part; the fixes are usually pretty easy. You can stop leaks yourself—no experience necessary. Here is how I tracked down and fixed a roof leak. Most leaks take only minutes to repair.

It was about 2:00 pm Saturday as I sat in the living room watching a soccer match when I heard the most ominous sound a homeowner can hear: Drip . . . Drip. To my chagrin, a rivulet of water was making its way down the open rafter and dripping on a single sofa just opposite to where I sat.
Stain in ceiling caused by leaky roof
In a jiffy I was up scouring for a bucket or pan to catch this dripping water which could have ruined my sofa. I traced the leak and saw where it was coming from.

I couldn’t do anything more about it right then, but as soon as the sun came out the next day, I hauled out my rickety old extension ladder and headed up to investigate the roof.

Roof leaks are tricky buggers – water can sneak under a headless nail, shingle or rotten galvanize at one end and snake its way along the underlayment before dripping into any room. 

Keep in mind that flat roofs don’t always leak in the same manner as roofs with more shape. Instead, you may find drip marks down a large area of your walls or a wet spot on the ceiling.

Even if your roof is well-maintained or fairly new, heavy rainfall is still a cause for concern. The areas of your roof that are prone to pooling water can lead to a leak during heavy rain.

Roof Leak Products
Having marked the spot from inside, and someone  to poke the the area, I headed up to the roof armed with Ames Leak Stopper Rubberized Roof Patch from Rayneau to locate and patch that leaky spot. To my amazement, I found out that the galvanize nail head was loose and that this was the same with many other nails on the roof.  

I spread a coat of Ames leak Stopper Rubberized Roof Patch over every nail head on the roof. 

Other similar Roof Cement products from Rayneau are:

  • Elastomeric roof and wall coating
  • Roofers Choice wet and cold cement
  • Premier wet or dry plastic roof cement
  • Roof sealers
Having attacked the roof like a rubberized ninja, I slowly backed away and am now waiting for confirmation that it worked. We’re forecast to have rain tonight, so I’ll be spending the evening in the living room daring the roof to spring another leak.

It better not, that’s all I have to say!

Hurricanes are usually accompanied by heavy rains. Fix your leaky roof now.

Friday, 16 June 2017

6 Sensational Father’s Day Gifts For Construction Dads!

Unlike the Christmas holiday season, May and June can catch even the most thoughtful gift giver off guard. Suddenly, there's a flurry of people to shop for -- all the moms, dads and grads in your life. Mother’s day has gone so we are left with the dads and grads to take care of. Father’s day is Sunday June 18, 2017 so let’s get Dad something he likes.

We know buying for Dad is hard. But rather than go the easy route and buying him a tie or gift card at the last minute, show Dad you care with one of these great gifts on Sunday. If your Dad works in the construction business and you’re out of ideas, or if you are a Dad working in the construction business looking to drop the kids or wife some hints, look no further than our roundup this year.

Here's a list of gifts that'll work well for any occasion, and leave Dad with something useful he'll use for years to come.

Home-Office Tool Set
Home-office Mixed Tool Set, 160-Piece:
Dad has been a handyman all his life, so more than likely, his trusty tools are starting to show their age. What better way to show him you care than by giving him a brand new set of tools? This 160-piece set is sure to have the right tool for the job.

Makita Cordless Hammer Drill
Makita 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill Kit:
Your DIY dad will love this Makita 18V cordless drill/driver kit. It can handle any job around the house and much more. From hanging shelves to building decks, this Makita has you covered. It's compact size is great for anyone in the home to use, not just dad. Makita's 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Driver Drill Kit has a built in L.E.D. light that helps illuminate darker work areas. A 1/2 inch keyless chuck for quick bit changes. 16 clutch settings a tool belt clip that can attaché to either side of the tool and an all metal 2 speed Transmission.

Barbeque Tool Set:
As mentioned earlier, men can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. But for dads who love to cook, grill, or drink (and what dad doesn’t?), great accessories for the grill, make perfect Father’s Day gift. Help him enjoy his favorite activities even more with a  handsome wood handle grill set to meet all his grilling needs in time for the Father’s day

Makita Cordless  Circular Saw
Makita Rear Handle Cordless Circular Saw:
The new brushless rear handle circular saw from Makita is powered by two of their 18V LXT batteries for max cutting and ripping power. The blade left, rear handle design is a first in cordless tools and a welcome design change for those who dislike traditional circular saws. The saw has a die-cast magnesium base and blade guard with die-cast aluminum blade cover and motor housing, which combines durability with less weight.

Maxcold Cooler
MaxCold Cooler: The Max cold Cooler will keep a number of dad's favorite drinks cold, while he's off camping, fishing, or just hanging out with friends. The rotomolded construction is nearly indestructible and this cooler has swing-up handles for easy lifting in/out of vehicle and a snap-fit latch secures lid closure
The lid latches are made of heavy-duty rubber which will never break and the sleek design can fit behind a seat for easy access.
Ergonomics Screwdriver Set
Ergonomics Screwdriver: Ergonomic screwdrivers are easy on the hands even when really torqueing down on screws. They have cushioned handles that conform to users' unique grips, making them comfortable to hold and use.
"I've got bad arthritis in my hands," my dad said. "Why haven't you bought these for me yet?" 

Make this Father's day a memorable one for Dad. A-one-in-a-kind Dad deserves a-one-in-a-kind Gift. Shop with us Now!

                                               Happy Father's Day !!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Beat The Heat With a Fan From Rayneau !

Despite the number of storms and hurricanes predicted for June 1 to Nov 30, to further compound the season, St Lucians and other Caribbean residents, especially those in the southern area are warned to be prepared to deal with heat waves because they are going to be a feature of the 2017 rainy season.

Heatwaves can kill!  It can also place  you at risk of dehydration and its related effects which include dizziness and fainting spells.

A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. While definitions vary, a heat wave is measured relative to the usual weather in the area and relative to normal temperatures for the season.

The heatwave warning was issued by Dr Simon Mason of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). Though heatwaves were never a focus of study in the islands, he said that data collected over the years are showing heat waves are becoming a real challenge. The CIMH is projecting that islands in the South of the Caribbean will receive less rain and hotter days during the Hurricane season.

Are you prepared for the hot days and most likely sleepless night that come with it? Here are a few precautionary measures to consider:-
  •          Avoid direct sunlight
  •          Limit alcohol intake during outdoor activities
  •          Increase water intake
  •          Wear hats and cool lighted clothing
  •          Get a fan
Fans can help ventilate and dry your home while cooling it. At Rayneau Construction and Industrial Products Ltd we believe a standing fan is an ideal appliance to bring down the temperature in the home during this heat wave. Standing fans have risen immensely in popularity over the last few years because of the ease and convenience that they provide. Unlike ceiling fans, standing fans aren't confined to one spot, and you can easily move them around according to your wishes.

For instance, if you are sitting out in your yard, the balcony or the patio, and would like to have a smooth breeze, you can easily carry your standing fan out, plug it in and let it cool you down. Furthermore, these fans are set on a rotational axis, which means they can provide cool air to more than one person.

We also stock many other models like ceiling fans, wall mounted fans, extractor fans, air tower fans and roofing vents

So shop with us today, get your fan and be prepared to "BEAT THE HEAT."

Monday, 5 June 2017

WED - Shop Green and Connect With Nature !

World Environment Day is a celebration of environment and the benefits it bestows upon us; and a reminder of the fact that we have to save and protect our environment for our progenies.

The idea is to promote awareness on the importance of preserving biodiversity, the need to identify issues related to environment and find out ways to take corrective action.

 World environment day is also a celebration of brotherhood, wherein people from different nations come together and think about ways and means to protect environment collectively. As they come together, they pledge to make our planet a clean and green place to live in.

Now in its 38th year, World Environment Day is also known as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. World Environment Day, June 5 2017, is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, it has been one of the great annual events for years which is being celebrated worldwide by the people aiming to raise awareness of the importance of respecting and doing your bit for the environment.

The theme for World Environment Day 2017 “Connecting People to Nature” implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.

We, as civilians can also participate in World Environment Day celebrations at our end. We can contribute a lot in creating and having an Eco-friendly environment - by organizing plantation camps, cleaning the surroundings drive, beautifying neighborhood campaign, organizing programs for raising awareness about organic foods, etc.

Though many of our products are not green, at our store we  can still boast of quite a stock that are Eco-friendly. Toilet sets, shower heads, sealants, light bulbs etc are examples to name a few. Today, celebrate World Environment Day by Shopping Green. 

What part are you playing in protecting the Environment? Caring for our environment is our duty and obligation; thus, we can help in conserving the nature and create an Eco-friendly environment. So let’s do it for future generations.   

                                           Happy World Environment Day!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hurricane Preparedness - Is Your Mind In The Gutter?

The hurricane season officially starts today! It is most often the time when many families are reminded of the little and sometimes insignificant repairs which they have continuously put off. These projects involve guttering, roof leaks, galvanize or shingles replacement, drainage around the home, plastering, replacing sidings and the list goes on and on. Well look no further. We've got your back covered.  In today’s post we look at guttering.

Guttering:  Is your mind in the gutter? Well, it should be if you want to have a house that can withstand the elements. Rainwater is a natural element that can wreak havoc on a house if it’s not controlled by properly installed and maintained rain gutters.

When gutters aren't functioning properly, rainwater runs off the roof of the house and collects on the ground near the foundation. Heavy rains can result in standing pools of water, which can cause a multitude of problems. The importance of properly installed and maintained gutters can’t be stressed enough. Here are a few reasons:

  •          Soil around the house is stabilized
  •          Foundation problems can be avoided
  •          Flooding under houses can be prevented
  •          Erosion can be prevented and this preserves landscaping and turf
  •          Water damage to siding can be prevented
  •          Water staining on masonry can be prevented
  •          Settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways can be lessened
  •          Exterior doors can be preserved

Guttering products available  in store

Have your gutters checked to be sure they aren't pulling away from the house. If they are, talk to one of our Customer Sales Representative about changing the spikes holding the gutters to screws. Screws do a much better job of holding the gutters in place. And make sure your downspouts are clear and not blocked by leaves, and that the water from gutters, downspouts, and around the house flows at least 10 feet away from your house.

If you are cleaning the gutters yourself, make sure to check for rusted spots, dents and holes, broken gutter hangers, and disconnected joints. Repair or replace any problem areas.

Need to update or repair your guttering system, call us at 4507247 or come in and talk to  one of our customer sales representatives today. Be Prepared;Protect your investment!