Best Practices

Historic changes are about to affect the industry. Are you aware of them? 

ProVia's Wendell Mast provides grout guidelines for remodelers

Mortar and grout techniques can make or break your stone installation

professional remodeler showing how to install stucco above a deck ledger

There are plenty of wrong ways to install stucco on a wall with a deck ledger. Here’s how to do it the right way.

A flashed dormer

For a trouble-free installation, get the overlaps right at roof-to-wall connections

A rating from the Better Business Bureau is a source of pride for some companies, a bitter pill for others

Ben and the crew make up for lost time with a speedy tear down

Planning needs to be automatic in your decision-making processes

One veteran, one remodeler, one disaster 

is the better business bureau, a home for remodelers, failing or not

The Better Business Bureau is striving to stay relevant 

Medical treatment and lost wages ... When someone working on a roof falls and is injured, there's a price to pay

An energy-minded carpenter’s take on when it makes sense to use less wood in a wall—and when it doesn’t

Remodeler Robert Criner, founder and president of Criner Remodeling, in Newport News, Va., in the living room of the home he rebuilt after a devestating fire.

One remodeler’s personal tragedy provides unique insights into the customer experience

Your Sunday Box holds that which you once considered essential but have now managed to live without

Warm air esaping through a ridge vent pulls outside air in through the soffits. Use baffles where rafters meet attic floor joists to precent the insulation from blocking air movement.

When properly detailed, roof ventilation keeps roofing materials cooler and prevents ice dams

If you’re not thinking about technology for your business now, you may soon be playing catch-up with customers

What's wrong with this kitchen lighting scheme? Can lights located in aisles cast shadow on tasks when the cook stands at the counter. Under-cabinet lights mounted against the wall cause glare. There are too few fixtures to light an island of this size. Read on for solutions that will bring better lighting to your kitchen designs.

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

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Success habits like being on time don't require skill or practice, they just need the right mindset

The best way to turn web visitors into leads is to not try too hard

Simple guidelines to help create, and then exceed, expectations—whether for your clients, employees, family, or friends

When business succession plans don't pan out as expected

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