Category : In Depth

IN DEPTH: Doors and Windows

2 years ago

Energy efficiency, privacy, security and aesthetics drive purchase decisions, but trends are evolving as upgrades become expectations.

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Accessories

3 years ago

Railings, lighting, mouldings and other complements are growing rapidly as homeowners look to expand their outdoor-living space and blend interior and exterior.

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Fasteners

3 years ago

Fastener options expand as deck compositions and safety concerns make customers evaluate what options provide the fastest, best-looking and most-efficient choice.


3 years ago

New options continue to come to market, shifting from uncapped composites and expanding color and material options.   As the market rebounds and homeowners look to improve their living space, … Read More

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

3 years ago

New product sources and enhanced features are expanding the options for builders as they seek low-cost solutions that help make them more efficient.

IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork and Trimboards

3 years ago

Growth in these product categories, coupled with new services and applications, encourages dealers and contractors to be more creative

IN DEPTH: Insulation

3 years ago

Code changes and growing awareness of insulation benefits are expanding the types and the ways that builders are using products in their projects. By: Craig A. Shutt – The 2012 … Read More

IN DEPTH: Technology

3 years ago

Dealers look to gain efficiency, accessibility and mobility as the market recovers and sales, service needs increase.


3 years ago

New materials, focuses on speed and durability, and other factors are driving fastener performance forward.

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber Products

3 years ago

Dramatic changes in the market are boosting the ELP category.