Category : In Depth

IN DEPTH: FASTENERS

October 7, 2014

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

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber Products

September 10, 2014

Dramatic changes in the market are boosting the ELP category.

IN DEPTH: Siding

July 1, 2014

As homeowners balance aesthetics and performance, some are looking to new—and old materials and mixing and matching styles to personalize their project.

IN DEPTH: Roofing Systems

June 1, 2014

Roofing products more often are being joined using a system approach to selling that provides better quality and protection while boosting dealers’ sales.

IN DEPTH: Windows and Doors

May 4, 2014

Energy efficiency is important, but choices in windows, entry doors and patio doors often are made on aesthetic and security options—and manufacturers are expanding those features.

IN DEPTH: DECK FASTENERS

April 30, 2014

Fastener preferences are changing as contractors look for more safety and low-visibility options to meet expectations.

IN DEPTH: DECKING

April 1, 2014

As the market revives, preferences are changing.