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Category : In Depth

IN DEPTH: Roofing

June 3, 2015

System selling grows, but contractors and homeowners are paying more attention to the value provided by each piece as they realize the importance of each component.

IN DEPTH: Doors and Windows

May 7, 2015

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

IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Accessories

April 3, 2015

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

April 2, 2015

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

IN DEPTH: Decks

April 1, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

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

February 6, 2015

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

IN DEPTH: Insulation

January 6, 2015

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

November 21, 2014

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

IN DEPTH: FASTENERS

October 7, 2014

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