Tag : In Depth


5 months 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 EXTRA: Deck Fasteners

7 months 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


7 months ago

Homeowners are continuing their love affair with outdoor entertaining by expanding and upgrading their decks to take full advantage of the possibilities. Manufacturers are responding with new materials, added colors, … Read More

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

8 months ago

With housing starts growing in both single-family and multifamily categories, lumber suppliers are looking to advance their product lines beyond the commodity mindset to help builders resolve more challenges. They … Read More

IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork, and Trimboards

9 months ago

Moulding use continues to grow, bringing with it new applications and style requests from customers. Suppliers are responding to these needs by expanding their stock lines, offering more customized pieces … Read More

IN DEPTH: Engineered Lumber

1 year ago

Changes rolling through the engineered-lumber products (ELP) market have manufacturers and dealers staying attuned to market needs more closely than ever. Code restrictions, potential shortages, volatile pricing on dimensional products, … Read More

IN DEPTH: Siding

1 year ago

Homeowners look to aesthetics as the driving force in their purchase choice, but other factors, including long-term performance and maintenance needs play key roles. Aesthetics play a dominant role in … Read More

IN DEPTH: Roofing

1 year ago

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 EXTRA: Deck Accessories

2 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

2 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.