Building Materials

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This wood alternative has significant advantages

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The New American Remodel 2022 team transformed an old home into a Net Zero thoroughbred while keeping its charm.

deck ledger

Brick veneer and rigid exterior foam raise questions about deck ledger connections. We provide some answers.

supply chain

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Remodelers share coping strategies for the ongoing supply chain problems

linear drain guide

Curbless showers will achieve the most efficient drainage with a wall-to-wall linear drain. Ensure the drain has integrated slopes to direct water away. Photo: courtesy QuickDrain USA

Follow these steps from linear drain pros to determine the correct product and installation choice for your application.

mezzo with trimworks

This Pro's Pick saves on labor, time, and cost—for both pros and homeowners.

Lumber prices 2021

During the pandemic, lumber prices skyrocketed at the same time that remodeling demand spiked and supply chains broke down. But where does the industry stand now?

Pine Beetle and lumber prices

Sky-high demand has pushed American remodelers to dip into the Canadian lumber supply, already hard-hit by the mountain pine beetle.

reclaimed wood

By salvaging and reclaiming materials during a demo, remodelers can lower their company's carbon footprint and overall building costs. 

E-Coli bacteria

A lack of formal scientific studies and inconclusive results lead to a non-answer, as green building and wellness organizations are speaking out against the use of antimicrobial materials.

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

Remodeling and coronavirus

Concerns about contracting COVID-19 has caused a run on supplies

new research into alternative to commercial adhesive

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'Hyper glue' formula may increase the strength and corrosion resistance in materials typically held together by adhesives

contractor applies insulation to home

The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council named Heatlok HFO Pro the winner of the award for innovation

And gives remodelers another reason to salvage materials

With over 110,000 visitors, Cersaie was reconfirmed this year as the world's biggest tile show

Six takeaways from the world’s largest tile show

design for pro remodeler's model remodel home

The finished design, with more than twice the square footage of the original, truly takes advantage of the home’s location.

This California remodel, with its unique layout, will maximize the perks (and views) of coastal living

 

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