Category : In Depth

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

2 weeks ago

Innovation Abounds Among OSB, Plywood, and Lumber Though often seen as commodity products, the categories of wood structural panels (OSB and plywood) and lumber are not short on innovation—and they’re … Read More

IN DEPTH: Moulding & Trimboards

1 month ago

IN DEPTH The lines have been drawn as PVC, polyurethane, and fly-ash composite trim makers look to cut into wood’s behemoth market share over the next four years. If you’re … Read More

IN DEPTH: Housewrap and Insulation

3 months ago

IN DEPTH As the green building movement has gained momentum over the past decade and energy efficiency has come to the forefront— due to homeowner demand, contractor differentiation, and increasingly … Read More

IN DEPTH: Technology Tools

4 months ago

IN DEPTH It’s hard to find an area of life where technology doesn’t have an influence and a presence, and the lumberyard is no exception. Tech tools from software to … Read More

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber

6 months ago

IN DEPTH 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 … Read More

IN DEPTH: Caulking & Adhesives

7 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

8 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

IN DEPTH: ROOFING SYSTEMS

10 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

11 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

12 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