Category : In Depth

IN DEPTH: Moulding & Trimboards

9 months 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

10 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

11 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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