Category : In Depth

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

In Depth Extra: Deck Rail Lighting & Accessories

April 10, 2017

UltraLox’s under-rail lighting provides a unique appearance by positioning the lighting where it’s needed most—down onto the deck surface. As an added bonus, the lights accent the spindles of the … Read More

In Depth Extra: Deck Fasteners

April 6, 2017

Simpson Strong-Tie’s EB-TY Premium offers the same features as the EB-TY hidden fastener but with a stainless steel plate. The plate provides additional hold-down and pull-through capacity for the screw, … Read More

In Depth: Decks

April 3, 2017

American homeowners are continuing their love affair with decks, but gone are the days when decks served as a simple lounging space or a place to park a grill. Today’s … Read More