Category : In Depth

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

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

March 7, 2017

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

February 6, 2017

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

December 22, 2016

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

November 15, 2016

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