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While I was living in Florida, my cousin did a regular business in pressure-cleaning roofs.

Clad windows can bring longevity and leak protection to remodeling projects.

Antique lumber can add authenticity to a historic remodel or lend character to any job

According to Department of Labor's 1997 statistics, falls from ladders accounted for 64.3 fatal injuries in the construction category. Taking safety precautions when using ladders may reduce the risk of accidents.

In an effort to combat the Formosan subterranean termite, which is decimating New Orleans' historic houses, Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and Osmose have created a line of protected building products.

On TV's 'Home Improvement,' Al Borland often cringes when his boss, Tim Taylor calls for 'More Power!' Yet, on April 26th, Richard Karn, who plays Borland, was the one educating users on how to elicit 'more power' out of their cordless tools.

As prices for energy and raw materials climb at the fastest rate in five years, remodelers' businesses feel the effects.

Trends in bathrooms move toward traditional styles, with products that are easier for contractors to install.

In the next few years, window manufacturers may be incorporating futuristic technology that could make shades and blinds obsolete.

If you've ever been stuck with custom building products that were incorrectly ordered, Builders Express.com may provide a way to rid yourself of the surplus while recouping some cash.

Maintaining heavy equipment or using costly, hard-to-find labor isn't necessarily the ideal way to tackle big jobs.

How often do you think about your drywall?

Gas furnaces, electric air conditioning, heat pumps and more--how do homeowners and contractors decide which is best for a particular building?

It’s no secret that remodelers are looking for ways to save time and money for both themselves and their clientele; that’s why many exterior product manufacturers are providing materials that come pre-colored or pre-painted.

Taking an old fairy tale to heart, remodelers using thin brick systems on exterior projects know that those jobs will resist moisture, damage and even the huffing and puffing of Big Bad Wolves.

Fully assembled entry door systems give remodeler one-stop shop

The Southern Pine Council will launch a branding initiative that targets building and remodeling professionals.

Remodelers can make custom and semi-custom cabinetry that resembles fine furniture.

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