Category : In Depth

In Depth: Fasteners

October 8, 2018

Manufacturers are focused on improving efficiency and reducing jobsite costs. A fastener is not just a fastener, even though that’s an all-too-common opinion held by many users, both pros and … Read More

In Depth: Engineered wood products

September 4, 2018

In today’s world of skilled labor shortages, engineered wood products provide design flexibility while delivering strength, ease of installation, and product consistency. It remains an axiom of life that the … Read More

In Depth: Caulks, sealants and adhesives

August 8, 2018

Dynaflex Ultra Advanced Exterior Sealant from DAP has a tough, hydrophobic surface that repels water absorption for a 100% waterproof seal that also resists dirt and dust build-up. Its UV ... Read More

In Depth: Siding

June 28, 2018

In a changing market dominated by technology and instant customer gratification, diverse product offerings and a true understanding of builder and homeowner needs are the formula for success. Education, however, … Read More

In Depth: Roofing systems

June 5, 2018

Improved performance, aesthetics drive roofing innovation. Roofing demand usually comes from two places—housing starts and storms. And with that in mind, roofing system manufacturers are expecting 2018 to be another … Read More

In Depth: Windows and doors

May 7, 2018

Simplicity in styles and an emphasis on technology-driven sales tools put the power for increased sales in the hands of distributors. Once upon a time, a major player in the … Read More

In Depth Extra: Deck railings & accessories

April 6, 2018

As outdoor living booms, deck railings and other accessories are getting their due. Ask any design expert, review nearly any trend study, tour any show house, or walk through nearly … Read More

In Depth Extra: Deck fasteners

April 5, 2018

As consumers embrace outdoor living spaces, deck fasteners present a big opportunity for dealers. After a strong 2017, the remodeling market is forecast to continue growing in 2018 and beyond—and … Read More

In Depth: Decks

April 4, 2018

Outdoor living continues to drive growth in decking projects. Decks are the darling of home improvement. Thanks to a strong housing market, a growing economy, and interest rates that remain … Read More

In Depth: Lumber and structural panels

March 5, 2018

Specialty products help dealers and builders solve jobsite, code, and labor challenges. Wood panels and dimension lumber may seem like everyday items in most lumberyards, but thanks to innovations from … Read More