What’s Trending? A doormat that can truly last 10 years

cape cod doormatCape Cod Doormats are “breaking down the doors” when it comes to long lasting, durability.  In fact, we received calls frequently from customers that are replacing their doormat for the first time in 10, 15, or even 20 years!

How can a doormat last this one, when others often last 6 months or a year?  This is because the 100% polypropylene rope that is used to make Cape Cod Doormats is a material that will not fade, will not absorb water, and will not breakdown from the elements.  The rope is woven in a manner that discards large debris and dirt, allowing the mat to stay clean and unaffected.  Without these materials getting in the way, a Cape Cod Doormat will keep cleaning and brushing your shoes.  Once one side starts to show a little wear after a few years, simply flip it over and you have a doormat that is essentially as good as new!

Despite all of these tough attributes, Cape Cod Doormats look great next to your home.  There are over 20 colors to choose from so their is a color to match everyone’s exterior, including lots of earthy tones that are the most popular.  If you want to add a little pop of color to your entry, you could do that as well with one of their bright colors, such as purple, red, or even orange.  We have many of the colors in-stock, but if you are looking for a big size or a special color, we are happy to special order that combination for you.  Stop by our Housewares Department to see our display of these hand-woven, unique, and super durable doormats.

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Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Replace a leaky hose end and save the entire hose

hose repairIf your hose is kinking repeatedly in one particular spot, there is no need to replace the entire hose.  Or maybe your hose is leaking badly and is causing a mess at one of the ends.  Again, there is no need to replace the entire hose.  Instead we would recommend putting a new coupler on the end, and you will be as good as new!  This process is quick and easy for anyone to accomplish and it only takes a couple simple tools (a screwdriver and a utility knife) to complete.

If your hose is leaking somewhere in the middle (not near an end), you will want to cut out this compromised section of the hose.  This could be an area with a hole or even an area that kinks repeatedly.  Stop in for one of our hose menders and we would be glad to demonstrate how they are installed.

If you hose is leaking at one of the fittings, it is likely that the threads, washer or the overall shape has been compromised.  This is an easy fix with just a $3-$7 dollar part and a few minutes of time.  You will want to cut off the bad end and install the new hose coupler!  Just like that, you will be as good as new once again.

These are a great quick fix to any garden hose that is suffering from a leaky hose fitting, especially so if your hose is of high quality and perfectly good in every other way.



What’s New: Stanley insulated drink containers are here

stanley drinkwareThe Penguins may have won the Stanley Cup, but here at Rollier’s, you can buy your very own Stanley “mug”!   New to our store is a huge selection of insulated beverage containers from Stanley.  These are no ordinary mug that insulate for an hour or two, instead you can expect drinks to stay hot for up to 7 hours and ice water to stay cold for up to 36 hours!

There are classic screw-top water bottles, one-hand vacuum travel mugs in several sizes, stacking tumblers and pint glasses, classic vacuum thermoses, and even an insulated growler for those draft beer enthusiasts.  Each piece is double-wall vacuum insulated and built to last.  We invite you to stop by our Hardware Department for our full selection of Stanley insulated drink-ware.

What’s New? Apex Zero-G – A lightweight, flexible hose that will not burst!

apex zero-gAfter 3 years of selling an expanding hose, we know that customers love the hose, but that love runs out when they burst! It is not the matter of if they will burst, it is more of a question of when. They work and work and work, and then they fail as the expandable inner core continues to expand and contract with each use.  They are great for their convenience, but their longevity is not as good as you would expect when purchasing a $40 hose.

If you have been struggling to find a lightweight and convenience garden hose for patio plants and other simple watering, we would like to introduce you to the Apex Zero-G garden hoseThis hose is made from a leader in the garden hose industry and the makers of the Neverkink line of hoses that have been trusted for years, upon years.

What makes this flexible, fabric hose different than its predecessors is the fact that its inner core does not expand.  The result is a product that will not weaken and eventually burst when under water pressure.  The fabric outer shell keeps the hose lightweight and easy to pull and tug over all surfaces.  The high quality aluminum couplings on either side are lightweight and will not wear down like plastic threads do!  We feel that Apex has really hit a “home-run” when it comes to a patio hose that is lightweight and easy to use.  We have been hearing great feedback on this hose and we are confident that it will hold up year… after year.  It is even backed with a 5 year warranty.

Stop by our Lawn and Garden department if you are interested in learning more about the Apex Zero-G garden hose!


What’s Trending? Spiders, Ants, Millipedes and More Are Invading Our Homes

bugs are invadingSpring is here, rains are frequent, and bugs are active… a little too active for many of us!  We have been hearing from many of you that crawling bugs, such as spiders, ants, millipedes, waterbugs, etc. are being found all over the house.  They are frequently in the ground floor and basements, but their presence can be a real nuisance at this time of the year.  So what can you do to treat for them?  We talk briefly about a few different techniques in this article.

Apply a bug barrier around your home.  We sell a lot of Ortho’s Home Defense as well as the Raid Max Bug Barrier, both of these products are designed to create up to a 12 month barrier to kill and prevent creepy crawling bugs from entering our homes.  They are simply applied around the foundation of your home and/or around all entry ways, windows, baseboards.  When applied to hard surfaces, the residue barrier will last up to 12 months and keeps killing bugs as they walk across.  Once applied around your home, you will see a huge difference in the amount of bugs found in the home.  I use this product once a year in the spring on my old home that has lots of cracks and crevices for bugs to enter.  It is amazing the results!  Also, once it is dry, it is safe for kids and pets to play in the treated areas.

Apply diatomaceous earth powder in trouble areas.  Diatomaceous earth is an organic bug killer that is only available in a powder form.  When bugs walk across the powder, it sticks to them and dries the bugs out.  There is no attractant in this product, so you want to apply it as a barrier treatment and want to use it in the rooms that you are seeing bugs.  Often applied to windowsills, around baseboards, behind appliances, entryways and more.

Strongly consider ant baits if ants are the nuisance.  Ant baits work to kill the whole colony, which makes them the best solution to stopping ants.  They take about a week before the full effects are noticed, but you will go from seeing ants to not seeing any at all.  That is when you know that you got rid of the colony!  Simply place them where ants are seen and away from kids and pets.

Household pest glue boards catch bugs as they walk over.  If you have a known problem area, such as a poor sealed window, unused bathtub, or something along those lines, the glue boards could be a simple, chemical-free option to catch bugs as they enter.  Just set them out in corners, or on windowsills and near entries where bugs enter.

Thanks for reading everyone!

Derek Satterfield

What’s Trending? Miele Vacuums are Top in Customer Satisfaction

Miele has always been know to make some of the best vacuums on the market.  In our opinion, they are the best money can buy!  Recent reviews on a popular review focused website as well as well-known publications, have Miele canister and upright vacuums bringing home awards.

If you are a fan of canister vacuums, then Miele is your ticket.  In fact, Miele loves canisters so much that they make over 15 models.  All of Miele’s canister vacuums are easy to use, lightweight, ultra quiet and offer complete suction control for all types of surfaces.  Plus the canisters with the larger 13″ wide adjustable power heads help you get the job done faster with a wider path and a beater bar that is adjustable depending on the height of the carpeting.  The Kona is a master when it comes to whole house cleaning on all surfaces and even the toughest of pet hair situations.  For this reason and many more, the Kona was rated as the #1 canister vacuum on a popular review focused website.

If you prefer the convenience of upright vacuums, Miele has you covered as well!  Miele uprights are more similar than you might think and all feature an adjustable suction motor, on-board accessories, a swivel head floor tool for easy maneuvering, and ultra-quiet operation.  On the same popular review-focused website, the Miele U1 Cat and Dog upright was the top rated upright vacuum this year.  The addition of the charcoal in the air filter traps smells being pushed back into the air and the added value of a small power tool for carpeted steps and upholstery is a nice value.

Even though we focused on two models that have been highly ranked by customer reviews, all of the Miele vacuums are built around quality and therefore has been awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal for 2016.  There are no lemons in this line-up!  If you are in the market for a new vacuum, we encourage you to stop by and give one of our display models a test drive.

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What’s New? Merrick Backcountry Dog Foods – Raw Infused Nutrition

merrick backcountryNew from Merrick are the Backcountry ancestral canine diets.  These dry dog food recipes combine a protein-rich kibble with freeze-dried real meat pieces.  The combination delivers the nutritional benefits of a raw diet in a convenient recipe that is safe and easy to use.

All Merrick Backcountry grain-free recipes have many great benefits:

  • Deboned meat as the #1 ingredient
  • Balanced diet that your dog would have discovered in the wild
  • Formulas rich in Omega fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat
  • Delicious aroma, texture and taste that your dog will love
  • Safely cooked in the USA in their very own kitchens

The addition of freeze-dried foods are becoming more and more popular as of late and they are a great way for sneaking in more healthy elements to your pets diet.  We have a few freeze-dried options from other companies that are encouraged to be used as treats and/or meal mixers, but Merrick is the first one that is offering dried meats as part of their protein-rich kibble!  We are currently stocking all of the Merrick Backcountry dry canine recipes: Great Plains Red , Game Bird, Big Game, Pacific Catch, and Puppy.

What’s New? Herbaceous Scentz Multi Surface Cleaners

herbaceous scentzThese brand new multi surface cleaners from Herbaceous Scentz smell so good that you will want to clean more.  Not only do they smell great, they clean without toxins.  In fact, they are 100% natural!

Herbaceous Scentz is a company founded right here in Pittsburgh, and we are excited to be one of the first few stores to carry their product.  Use this cleaner on all hard surfaces (except mirrors).  It’s an all natural cleaner, de-greaser, and disinfectant.  For typical hard surface clean-up, just spritz and wipe.  To disinfect and de-grease tough stains it is best to let sit for a few minutes as the cleaner goes to work.  Safe to use on most kitchen and bath surfaces, even sealed granite, stainless steel, porcelain, laminate, quartz and other sealed hard surfaces.

The addition of essential oils to the spray cleaner makes it a “treat” to clean.  Essential oils have been known to provide many benefits, but in the case of these cleaners the aromatherapy will have you cleaning all over the house.  There is even a warning on the label that reads… Warning: You may find yourself cleaning the toilets and counters… just because.  :)

Stop by our Housewares Department to see our display, or visit Herbaceous Scentz facebook page here.

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: TrashRac – Waste Storage Solution

trashracA little know solution in our housewares department is the TrashRac trash storage bins.  Maybe that is because they are by nature nondescript since they like to hide out inside cabinet doors?  Maybe this is because they provide function without all the glamour of a tall stainless steel trash bin?  Who am I kidding, the TrashRac doesn’t have the ability to campaign for itself!  It is just as it’s name suggest, a rack to hold your trash.

For years, we have sold cabinet storage solutions through our E-commerce store and I consistently hear the same positive feedback from customers, some of these benefits are highlighted here:

Out of Sight – Gone is the waste can that sits on the kitchen floor and is too often not close enough to the sink.  With the TrashRac, our customers love how the trash can is right under the sink and is always on demand.  Simply flip open the cabinet to clean off plates and to throw out kitchen waste.  The TrashRac is designed to be small and convenient.

Traps Odors- The TrashRac includes a lid that helps to trap in odors from smelly kitchen waste.  The bags are small too, so they encourage us to replace them often and the result is a better smelling, waste storage solution that will not encourage flies and other bugs to nest since it is being replaced frequently.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Many of us accumulate plastic grocery bags and we don’t know how to reuse them.  Conveniently, both sizes of the TrashRac can hold your typical grocery bags!  The handles help to hold the bags in place and the drip tray at the bottom will prevent small holes in the bags from making a mess inside the cabinet.

Stop by our Housewares Department if you are interested in finding out more about this waste storage solution!

Thanks for reading,

Derek Satterfield



What’s New? Weber Summit Charcoal Grill

The newest grill to the Weber lineup is the Summit Charcoal.  This grill is being termed “the grill of a lifetime” and its for good reason!  The Summit Charcoal will never go out of style, it is made of only the highest quality materials, and provides tremendous flexibility for cooking at any temperature.  This barbecue can grill, sear, bake, and even smoke all with the delicious flavor that you would expect with a charcoal grill.

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Some of the unique features of the Weber Summit Charcoal grill:

  • Large 24″ round stainless steel cooking grate
  • Snap-Jet gas ignition system (heats charcoal with the convenience of propane)
  • Air insulated, double walled bowl and lid (hold heat in for efficient cooking)
  • Rapidfire damper lid allows for precise temperature changes
  • Adjustable diffuser plate allows for direct or indirect cooking
  • One-Touch cleaning system rakes ash into bucket for easy disposal

This grill offers much of the same cooking experience that the widely popular Big Green Egg does, but with the convenience that one can expect with a name like Weber.  The charcoal is easy to ignite and all of the adjustments needed to control temperature are included with the purchase of this grill.  Plus, after you register with Weber, you will be sent the Summit Charcoal cookbook that is filled with hundreds of recipes and instructions on making incredibly delicious meals on your new grill!

The Summit Charcoal has introduced this month to the nation and it is only available at select retailers nationwide.  We invite you to stop by to see this brand new grill – on display now in our barbecue section!