Decking Retailer Drives Innovation Using Auto Industry Technology

Most composite decking manufacturers now offer a capstock line, covering their wood-plastic-composite core with an all-plastic outer layer. Tiva Building Products has gone one better—capping its PVC core with ASA (acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile), a tough, rigid plastic known for its heat resistance, color retention, and weatherability.

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 and safety, including noise reduction.

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 Research Labs.

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 time of too much choice.

Sherwin-Williams’ New Color Visualizer Aids Manufacturers

The online solution provides wood building product manufacturers a customized tool that allows homeowners to preview alterations to their home’s exterior virtually.

Bright Future: Windows, Doors & Skylights in Smart Homes

Homeowners demand smart technologies for their windows, doors and skylights as well, and architects, builders and remodelers can meet these ever-evolving needs by keeping tabs on what’s out there.

Steady Gains Globally for LVL

The LVL market is expected to hit $4.23 billion by 2024.

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 line.

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 U.S. Voluntary Product Standard PS 1, Structural Plywood.

The Future of Mass Timber

As more of these mass timber structures are completed, we not only enjoy the natural beauty and warmth of wood structures, but we also are reminded of the exceptional environmental benefits of wood construction.