Winter Supplies to Get Through a New England Cold-Front

It’s no secret that New England winters are not for the faint of heart. Frigid temperatures, icy sidewalks and days-long blizzards can make for a very long season if you’re not prepared. It brings to mind the old adage: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing.” This rings true for your winter supplies as well – by making sure you have the top-quality supplies you need to brave the weather, you can guarantee a smoother, easier (though no less cold!) winter season.

At Richmond Hardware, we have everything you need to be prepared this winter. Keep reading for our customer-favorite brands and must-have supplies for the chilly winter months!

Shovels & Snow Clearing Accessories


If you live in a snowy climate, especially in the Boston area, you know that the importance of a quality shovel is unmatched. If you live in a residential area, your town may rely on you to shovel your own sidewalks, which can easily get slippery. If you live in a city, sometimes there is simply no other way out of your parking spot than to shovel yourself out. Whether you are residential or rely on on-street parking, a reliable shovel is a must.

In addition to keeping your walkways clear and car accessible, you can take it a step further with snow brushes, snow brooms, and roof rakes to keep your home and vehicle clear of any damaging snow.

Ice Melt & Spreaders

You’ve spent hours shoveling, clearing out all high-traffic areas of snow and ice. Don’t let your hard work go to waste! The only way to keep the seemingly never-ending snow away is by putting down ice melt. Because we are one of the largest ice melt distributors in the Eastern Massachusetts region, we are never lacking in our selection of ice melt products.

Our variety includes:

  • Avalanche
  • Quick Joe
  • Peladow
  • Polar Express
  • Urea
  • Safe Step
  • Calcium chloride
  • Magnesium chloride
  • Triple melt
  • Pet-safe ice melt

As your one-stop-shop for winter supplies, we also carry a large variety of spreaders for ice melt. Don’t underestimate the importance of ice melt – not only will it keep your sidewalks, pathways, and driveways safe from potentially dangerous patches of ice, but it will make your shoveling efforts worthwhile.

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When a shovel just won’t do the trick, snow blowers are a high-performance option that will get the job done efficiently. One of our most popular selling product lines during the winter season is Ariens snow blowers – whether you are in the market for a residential or professional-grade model, we have them all, plus any parts or accessories you may need. Our knowledgeable staff is well-versed in the Ariens brand, so we can help you choose which machine fits your needs best.

Wood Stove & Fireplace Supplies

There is no better way to stay cozy when the temps dip below freezing than by curling up in front of a toasty fire. Whether this is in the form of a wood stove or fireplace (or space heater, if you’re creative!), we have you covered. Richmond Hardware stocks up on all the equipment and accessories needed to heat your home, including firewood. Keep your family safe and warm during New England’s harshest winter months!

Contact Richmond Hardware Today

Richmond Hardware has been your local hardware store for more than 70 years, serving Braintree, MA and the surrounding area with unmatched quality products and services. We are proud to serve as your all-in-one resource for winter supplies, in addition to paint and painting supplies, automotive products, electrical and lighting equipment, plumbing and heating supplies, and lawn and garden needs. Contact us or stop by the store today to see what we have available!