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Michael Berger is the former managing editor for HANDY Magazine and has been writing about home improvement and construction for the past sixteen years.
Railing in depth

In Depth: Deck railings & accessories

Railings and accessories provide distributors and contractors alike with profit-turning potential.
Fasteners Simpson Strong-Tie

In Depth: Deck fasteners

They might be hidden, but the importance of deck fasteners is far from invisible.
Lumber - LP

In Depth: Lumber and structural panels

With shortages in skilled labor expected to continue, the lumber industry is turning to innovation to keep pace with expected growth.
Boral - Moulding & Trim

In Depth: Moulding & Trim

Evolving aesthetics and product lines signal a shift to simplicity and durability.
BlueLinx insulation and housewrap

In Depth: Insulation and housewrap

With more than 100 companies competing in the U.S. insulation and housewrap materials industry, there is a fierce ongoing battle to create thermal and water barrier products that will outperform the competition.
MiTek - In Depth - Fasteners

In Depth: Fasteners

Strength, speed, and efficiency all describe today's newest fasteners.
Hardware images

Hardware: Hassle or high-margin opportunity?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the hardware buyer isn’t the pro customer, that it’s mostly homeowners and DIYers.
Racking and Delivery

In Depth: Racking and Delivery

Efficiencies and logistics in today's racking and delivery equipment delivers increased productivity and profitability for LBM dealers. There was a time in the not-so-distant past...

In Depth: Roofing systems

Product performance and energy efficiency dominate in today's roofing world. There was a time when roofing materials weren’t paid that much attention to. Most homeowners...

In Depth: Lumber and structural panels

For these unsung heroes of construction, staying flexible is the key for distributor success. Lumber. It’s easy to not give it much mind, but it’s...

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