The Year Ahead in Residential Housewrap

Based on Builder and Consumer Practices Survey data, there are more than 4 billion sq. ft. of home exterior covered with housewrap annually.

The Year Ahead in Vinyl Windows

As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, window and sliding glass door shoppers have spoken—and they want vinyl. Lots of vinyl. They also want bigger, greener, stronger and darker products.

Affordable Capped Composite

MoistureShield’s new Elevate capped wood composite decking offers advanced protection and beauty within an entry-level budget. The strong, protective cap shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather. 

Is There a Difference Between SPFs and SPF?

Life is full of many confusing questions and situations: If several cats jump on top of one another, is it still a dogpile? Why do we still have Daylight Saving Time? Is Bigfoot real? How do I tell the difference between SPFs and SPF stamped lumber?

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.