Category : In Depth

In Depth: Lumber and structural panels

March 5, 2018

Specialty products help dealers and builders solve jobsite, code, and labor challenges. Wood panels and dimension lumber may seem like everyday items in most lumberyards, but thanks to innovations from … Read More

In Depth: Moulding, millwork & trim

February 2, 2018

Ease of use, new applications give dealers and homeowners more options From quicker installation to more robust product choices, trim and moulding manufacturers are responding to demand for products that … Read More

In Depth: Insulation & housewrap

January 3, 2018

Performance and innovation drive the insulation and weatherization product segments, both of which are positioned for strong, sustained growth. With the upswing of the U.S. housing market, both new construction … Read More

In Depth: Tech tools

November 14, 2017

With increasing adoption – and anytime access – software, apps, and other tech tools are boosting efficiencies for dealers across the country

In Depth: Fasteners

October 9, 2017

MiTek’s new ProSeries line of fasteners includes MiTek Washer Head structural wood screws (shown), MiTek Bugle Head structural wood screws and MiTek Hex Head structural wood screws. All fasteners are … Read More

In Depth: Engineered Lumber

August 30, 2017

Innovations in engineered lumber speed installation, improve home performance, and meet shifting building codes. RigidLam LVL beams, headers, columns, and studs from Roseburg are stronger, stiffer, more consistent, and more … Read More

In Depth: Caulks, Sealants & Adhesives

August 4, 2017

Dealer knowledge is key to helping buyers match up building materials with the right caulk, sealant, or adhesive. ABOVE: Huber Engineered Woods’ AdvanTech subfloor adhesive is engineered to combine with … Read More

In Depth: Siding

July 7, 2017

Above: Elm Grove™, the latest vinyl siding offering in the Exterior Portfolio® brand from Royal Building Products, features a new raised woodgrain that, according to the company, captures the look … Read More

In Depth: Roofing Systems

June 5, 2017

Above: Headwaters Roofing Group’s “Gerard” stone-coated metal roofing (such as this Canyon Shake style) is designed to handle harsh environments. It is constructed from 3/16″. galvalume-coated steel, does not require … Read More

In Depth: Windows & Doors

May 8, 2017

Top-selling windows and doors optimize home owner privacy while staying on trend with craftsman styles that boost sound performance and energy efficiency. Forget ultramodern. With all due respect to mid-century … Read More