Maximizing Impact with Surplus Materials

  At Silvaris, we specialize in supplying surplus, closeout, overstock, and customer return products to companies and organizations involved in large-scale projects, such as hotel renovations or community-building efforts with Habitat for Humanity. This unique approach benefits both businesses and nonprofits by offering competitive pricing and access to high-quality materials at reduced costs. By forging …

Plywood vs. OSB

Navigating the Choices for Structural Panels In the ever-evolving landscape of construction materials, the debate between plywood and Oriented Strand Board (OSB) for structural panels remains a topic among professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike. Both materials have their unique advantages and applications, making the choice between them an important decision for the success of any …

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Exploring the Versatility of Siding Materials- A Guide to Choosing the Right Type

In construction, the exterior of a building is not just a shield against the elements; it’s a statement of style, an investment in durability and a choice that includes a smart budget. Silvaris offers a curated selection of B Grade siding materials that cater to diverse building needs and aesthetic preferences. OSB Siding OSB (Oriented …

QuickBuys™ Explained: Snag the Best Deals on Building Supplies

At Silvaris, we know how important it is for you to get high-quality building materials at great prices. Whether you’re a contractor, running an independent home improvement store or working for Habitat for Humanity, our QuickBuys™ program is designed with you in mind. QuickBuys offers exclusive deals on all sorts of high-demand products, helping you …

Crafting Quality with B Grade Materials

Crafting Quality with B Grade Materials: A Craftsperson’s Perspective For generations, artisans have sought the finest materials to bring their visions to life. But what if we told you exceptional creations could be crafted from materials often overlooked? Enter the world of responsibly sourced materials, where “imperfections” become opportunities for ingenuity and unique expression. Responsibly …

Selling Tips for Small Retailers

The lumber industry is a competitive landscape dominated by large chain stores. But among these giants, smaller, independent lumber yards continue to thrive. How? By embracing their unique advantages and focusing on what they do best: building relationships, offering niche products and providing exceptional customer service. At Silvaris, we believe that our exceptional customer service …

Innovations in the Construction Industry

Innovations in the U.S. Construction Industry In the dynamic landscape of the U.S. construction industry, the integration of cutting-edge technologies and responsible business practices is revolutionizing how projects are planned and constructed. This shift is not merely a reaction to the evolving market but a proactive move toward a more efficient, responsible and innovative sector. …

Demystifying the Grading System of Construction Materials

As experts in the construction materials industry, we understand the complexities and nuances of material grading systems and we aim to shed light on the practicality and uses of B Grade, or “Off-Grade,” construction materials. These materials, while not meeting the highest industry standards, offer a cost-effective and resource-efficient solution for a myriad of projects. …

Silvaris’ Role in Reducing Construction’s Carbon Footprint

At Silvaris, we’re keenly aware of the hefty environmental toll the construction industry places on our planet. Though our sector is a significant contributor to the U.S.’s greenhouse gas emissions, strides towards positive solutions are being taken every day. Our choices in materials hold the power to drive meaningful change in addressing the climate crisis. …

The Economics of Off-Grade Roofing Materials

In any building project, roofing is a key material that significantly influences both the budget and the structural integrity of the project. The materials chosen for roofing not only shape the aesthetic appeal but also determine the durability and protection it offers against the elements. Answering the need for economical solutions without compromising quality, B …