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IN DEPTH: Decks

New options continue to come to market, shifting from uncapped composites and expanding color and material options.  As the market rebounds and homeowners look to...

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

New product sources and enhanced features are expanding the options for builders as they seek low-cost solutions that help make them more efficient.By Craig...

IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork and Trimboards

Growth in these product categories, coupled with new services and applications, encourages dealers and contractors to be more creative in their uses both inside...

IN DEPTH: Insulation

Code changes and growing awareness of insulation benefits are expanding the types and the ways that builders are using products in their projects.By: Craig...

IN DEPTH: Technology

Dealers look to gain efficiency, accessibility and mobility as the market recovers and sales, service needs increase.BY: CRAIG A. SHUTTAs the market rebounds, dealers...

IN DEPTH: FASTENERS

New materials, focuses on speed and durability, and other factors are driving fastener performance forward.BY: CRAIG A SHUTTFastener manufacturers are continually adjusting and adding to...

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber Products

Dramatic changes in the market are boosting the ELP category.BY: CRAIG A. SHUTTA number of factors are boosting sales for engineered lumber products, including...

IN DEPTH: Siding

As homeowners balance aesthetics and performance, some are looking to new—and old materials and mixing and matching styles to personalize their project.BY: CRAIG A. SHUTTPersonalization...

IN DEPTH: Roofing Systems

Roofing products more often are being joined using a system approach to selling that provides better quality and protection while boosting dealers’ sales.BY: CRAIG...

IN DEPTH: Windows and Doors

Energy efficiency is important, but choices in windows, entry doors and patio doors often are made on aesthetic and security options—and manufacturers are expanding...

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