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IN DEPTH: Doors And Windows

Doors and windows present a unique challenge for builders and remodelers, as the products need to fit the style of both interior and exterior...

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Accessories

Homeowners are looking to put their personal stamp on their decks, investing more as they spend more time outdoors entertaining. As a result, the...

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Fasteners

With more deck products being undertaken as the economy improves and more awareness of the need for proper installation, builders and contractors are examining...

IN DEPTH: Decks

Homeowners are continuing their love affair with outdoor entertaining by expanding and upgrading their decks to take full advantage of the possibilities. Manufacturers are...

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

With housing starts growing in both single-family and multifamily categories, lumber suppliers are looking to advance their product lines beyond the commodity mindset to...
In-Depth MOULDINGS MILLWORK AND TRIMBOARDS

IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork, and Trimboards

Moulding use continues to grow, bringing with it new applications and style requests from customers. Suppliers are responding to these needs by expanding their...

IN DEPTH: Insulation and Housewrap

Continuing code changes and growing awareness among consumers have made builders re-evaluate their energy designs and the insulation products they use. As restrictions grow...
In Depth: Technology Tools

IN DEPTH: Technology Tools

Dealers are becoming more adept with their technology and are looking to create efficiencies that provide better and faster customer service that aids their...
Strong-Drive SDWH Timber Hex-HD G screw from Simpson Strong-Tie

IN DEPTH: Fasteners

Desire for speed, code restrictions and new materials are creating more highly engineered fasteners with more effectiveness—if installers choose the best one for their...

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber

Changes rolling through the engineered-lumber products (ELP) market have manufacturers and dealers staying attuned to market needs more closely than ever. Code restrictions, potential...

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