Last month in this space, I reviewed a series of market projections for 2014 from Harvard University as well as the industry’s leading associations.
Eagle Electric, Shakertown and Quikrete add online resources to their web sites to help remodelers with designs.
Eagle Electric’s website, www.eagle-electric.com, features an online version of its catalogue, Wiring Devices, as well as an online order-tracking system. By entering a user ID and password, remodelers can access a complete record of recent purchase orders, including order numbers and ship dates.
In addition to website standards such as product information and a zip code search for distributors, www.shakertown.com gives remodelers information on Shakertown cedar shingle siding. The technical bulletins list specifications and application instructions for all siding products including, sidewall panels, rebutted and rejointed shingles, prefabricated corners, and Fancy Cuts shingles, stains and finishes, and fire-resistive constructions.
Remodelers have an online resource when it comes to Quikrete concrete. The site, www.quikrete.com, features a professional center geared toward builders and remodelers that includes links to resources and publications, in addition to product information. Visitors are encouraged to submit questions to experts via email.