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Selling Fencing for Sound Minimization

Not only does a good fence frame the yard and add to a home’s curb appeal, but it also can provide an element of privacy …

Housewraps, Weather Barriers Trending in Residential Market

Housewrap preferences are gradually evolving, according to a recent presentation at the Housewrap 2019 conference on builder and consumer practices  by Ed Hudson, Home Innovation …

Don’t Just Sell the Cedar, Sell the Value

As consumers, we now live in a time of abundant choice. In fact, there are those who will reasonably argue we now live in a …

Sherwin-Williams’ New Color Visualizer Aids Manufacturers

Sherwin-Williams’ Industrial Wood Coatings division has launched the Color Express Visualizer Program. The online solution provides wood building product manufacturers a customized tool that allows …

Bright Future: Windows, Doors & Skylights in Smart Homes

There’s no doubt that we live in a connected age. Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices continue to proliferate, infiltrating every corner of our …

Steady Gains Globally for LVL

The worldwide laminated veneer lumber market hit $2.33 billion last year after growing 13.7% a year since 2011, according to a new report by IMARC. …

OrePac Building Products Enters Partnership with Fiberon Decking

OrePac Building Products, Wilsonville, Or., has entered into a new exclusive distribution partnership with composite wood-alternative decking manufacturer Fiberon, leaving current distributors suddenly without the …

Don’t Trust Your Job to Inferior Panels

Imported plywood panels continue to appear in U.S. markets from Brazil, China and other countries. Many of these panels bear trademarks that state compliance with …

The Future of Mass Timber

The U.S. mass timber industry is an emerging market with many years of growth ahead. Architects, engineers and developers are astounded by pictures of beautiful …

Canadian Producers Settle into Southern Pine

It wasn’t too long ago that it was inconceivable to imagine Canadian companies would be selling southern pine. But today three of the five largest …

Should Deck Builders Choose Tiles Over Boards?

Wood deck tiles have become a popular option in lieu of standard long length deck boards, especially in close-to-ground applications. Most manufacturers of deck boards …

Trim Job: Why & How to Sell Exterior Packages

A home is a compilation of hundreds of decisions and thousands of products. So when it comes to the exterior, focusing your sales approaches on …