Category : In Depth

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber

2 months ago

Like much of the industry, engineered wood producers are still navigating a fickle recovery in which builders are challenged by supply constraints, tight lending, and hard-to-come-by lots. Though the market is … Read More

IN DEPTH: Caulking & Adhesives

2 months ago

New material choices that provide benefits to contractors also create challenges for assuring that caulk and adhesive options will work successfully. Manufacturers are responding to those needs and others with products that … Read More

IN DEPTH: Siding

3 months ago

Homeowners are taking a closer look at their homes’ exteriors and realizing they can create a personalized look that reflects their own style. They are using a wider range of … Read More


5 months ago

Budgets are rebounding along with the market, and roofing products are benefiting from that boost. Customers have more wiggle room, and they realize roofs represent a large percentage of their … Read More

IN DEPTH: Doors And Windows

6 months ago

Doors and windows present a unique challenge for builders and remodelers, as the products need to fit the style of both interior and exterior spaces while performing functional duties. Although … Read More

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Accessories

7 months ago

Homeowners are looking to put their personal stamp on their decks, investing more as they spend more time outdoors entertaining. As a result, the markets for railings, lighting, shade structures, … Read More

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Fasteners

7 months ago

With more deck products being undertaken as the economy improves and more awareness of the need for proper installation, builders and contractors are examining their fastening options closer in the … Read More


7 months ago

Homeowners are continuing their love affair with outdoor entertaining by expanding and upgrading their decks to take full advantage of the possibilities. Manufacturers are responding with new materials, added colors, … Read More

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

8 months ago

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 help builders resolve more challenges. They … Read More

IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork, and Trimboards

9 months ago

Moulding use continues to grow, bringing with it new applications and style requests from customers. Suppliers are responding to these needs by expanding their stock lines, offering more customized pieces … Read More