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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...
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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...
In Depth Material Handling

IN DEPTH: Material Handling

Dealers are learning how efficient their yards can operate as sales pick up and inventory turns happen faster. Some are discovering they’ve delayed equipment...

IN DEPTH: Siding

Homeowners look to aesthetics as the driving force in their purchase choice, but other factors, including long-term performance and maintenance needs play key roles. Aesthetics...

IN DEPTH: Roofing

System selling grows, but contractors and homeowners are paying more attention to the value provided by each piece as they realize the importance of...

IN DEPTH: Doors and Windows

Energy efficiency, privacy, security and aesthetics drive purchase decisions, but trends are evolving as upgrades become expectations. Entry doors, patio doors and windows work together...

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Accessories

Railings, lighting, mouldings and other complements are growing rapidly as homeowners look to expand their outdoor-living space and blend interior and exterior. As the outdoor...

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Fasteners

Fastener options expand as deck compositions and safety concerns make customers evaluate what options provide the fastest, best-looking and most-efficient choice. By: Craig A. Shutt As...

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