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  • Who’s Powering the Housing Market? Surprise! It’s Millennials
  • Part 1: Is American housing policy back to historic crossroads?
  • In Depth: Roofing Systems
  • Homeownership Remains Key Part of American Dream; Obstacles Persist for Many
  • News Briefs
  • Industry Events
Who’s Powering the Housing Market? Surprise! It’s Millennials

Millennials are growing up, settling down and looking to buy a house — for the extra room and the investment opportunity.

Millennials were the largest group of home buyers (34 percent) for the fourth consecutive year, according to NAR's 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. By comparison, baby boomers were 30 percent of buyers.

Read the whole story at NBC News

Roseburg DuraTemp® Real Wood Siding

Roseburg Roseburg DuraTemp® siding has a natural textured appearance with a surface that is 100% clear and free of patches and repairs. It’s easy to paint and can withstand exposure to the elements. DuraTemp is manufactured with a strong plywood veneer inner core made of western softwood veneer and a fully water resistant (NAUF) phenolic resin. The surface is a tough hardboard face that won’t split, crack or check -- even with rough treatment. The plywood core is easy to handle and install yet stronger than most other siding products. Unlike vinyl and cement siding, DuraTemp siding is made from real wood, an environmentally friendly renewable resource.

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Part 1: Is American housing policy back to historic crossroads?

We’re not quite halfway through 2017 yet, and already it’s safe to say that as far as the housing and mortgage world is concerned, this has been a year unlike any we’ve seen in a while. The long-awaited purchase market we haven’t truly seen in over a decade or more has finally arrived.

In turn, although refinance activity is showing more resilience than any economist could have foreseen, it’s no longer the driving force in the mortgage mix. The aggressive regulation-by-enforcement atmosphere that enveloped the industry for the past three to four years has seemingly been suspended.

Read the whole story at Housing Wire

DeckWise® Altitudes Pedestal™ System

Displaying DeckWise250x300.gifThe engineers at DeckWise® developed the Altitudes Pedestal™ System to transform underutilized sloped roof tops, concrete patios, and balconies into beautiful outdoor living spaces. Pedestals will support and elevate 24" x 24" Ipe hardwood deck tiles over multiple substrate slopes for a perfectly level deck tile surface with a load bearing capacity of up to 1,200 lbs. per pedestal.

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In Depth: Roofing Systems

Roofing products are not particularly exciting. Compared to other lumber and building materials such as decks, windows, doors and siding that are extremely visible from the curb and offer immediate visual sizzle, roofing materials can often fail to generate consumer excitement. Still, considering that the U.S. Dept. of Commerce reported new housing starts in January 2017 of 1.25 million—up 10.5% compared to the same month last year— and that a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey indicated that the average single-family homeowner doesn’t move from their current home for an average of 15 years (meaning that most current homeowners will be facing a reroofing project during their ownership period), roofing materials are a strong category and one that should not be ignored, especially when offered as a complete system rather than as one-off individual products.

Read the whole story at LBM Journal

The single best value in preventive maintenance and repair…

Perma-BootThe Perma-Boot is a gasket-less two- piece pipe boot repair system designed to permanently repair the most common type of roof leak - the leak around the vent pipes that penetrate your roof.
  • Perma-Boot slides over your existing roof vent boot, preventing leaks ​
  • Installation takes just a few minutes - no tools required ​
  • Designed for all standard roof pitches - 3/12 to 12/12
  • Guaranteed to be leak free for the life of your shingles
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Homeownership Remains Key Part of American Dream; Obstacles Persist for Many

As the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) celebrates National Homeownership Month in June, more than two-thirds of Americans believe that owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream.

"Americans continue to place a high priority on homeownership and work hard to achieve this goal for their families," said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. "Our members are committed to providing high-quality homes that meet the diverse needs of Americans across the country."

Read the whole story at LBM Journal

LBM Strategies Conference 2017. Real Dealers. Real Insights. Real Solutions.

LBM StrategiesJoin other LBM industry leaders from across the U.S. to learn, share and connect this September, then get back to work armed with fresh ideas and actionable insights to grow your sales, your business and your brand. Breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and cocktail receptions—all included with your registration—offer an ideal opportunity to reconnect with old friends and build fresh connections.

LBM Strategies 2017 will be held at the new Omni Hotel, Frisco, Texas, (opening: July 2017). The cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys brand new, state-of-the-art training facility and world headquarters, the hotel is located 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas, and less than 30 minutes from both DFW and Love Field Airports.

Register by June 15 to save $200!

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News Briefs

Private Residential Construction Spending Slows in April MORE

Huttig Teams Up With GAF MORE

Broadcasting Company Buys Professional Builders Supply MORE

National Nail Holds CAMO Screw Off! Competitions MORE

Tamlyn XtremeBlocks provide cutting edge designed mounting blocks incorporating shingle style water management principles with flexibility, style, and value.

Tamlyn The water management capability is enhanced by an overlapping bottom drip edge, shingle style component overlap, end dams preventing water from running over sides maintaining horizontal spacing from siding to prevent soaking, angled top with center dam to direct water away from wall and fixture.

XtremeBlock flashing system offers durable cellular PVC providing superior screw holding capability for fixtures or pre-cut options in a variety of sizes to suit applications.

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Industry Events


July 27-30, Building Material Suppliers Association (BMSA) Summer Conference, Virginia Beach, VA,

Aug. 24-26, Orgill Fall Dealer Market, Boston,

Sept. 7-8, LBM Strategies Conference, Frisco, TX,

Sept. 20-22, Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) Annual Conference & Expo, Savannah, GA,

Sept. 25-27, True Value Fall Reunion, Chicago, IL,

Oct. 4-6, Florida Building Material Association (FBMA) Convention and Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo, Orlando, FL,

Oct. 13-16, Do it Best Fall Market, Indianapolis, IN,

Oct 24-26, Forest Products & Building Materials Expo, Philadelphia, PA,

Nov. 7-9, Western Building Material Association 115th Annual Convention, Marysville, WA,

Nov. 8-9, West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA) Annual Convention and 100th Anniversary Celebration, Rancho Mirage, CA,

Nov 8-10, NAWLA Trader's Market, Chicago, IL,