Best Practices

There is no faster, more effective way to develop empathy with your clients’ experience than to become a remodeling client yourself

hiring the right kind of person for a remodeling home improvement company

Use these tips to test whether an applicant has the skills and dedication for the job

Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials

Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.

It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing

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The solution to handling stress often lies in better time management

A few easy-to-learn prompts combined with strong listening skills can help increase your close rate and avoid unhappy clients 

In a tightly air-sealed house, a mechanical ventilation system ensures a healthy exchange of fresh air

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The home’s living room has the same footprint as pre-renovation, although it has been updated with new moldings and paint, as well as engineered hardwood flooring. The variegated wood plank and parquet floors are in the hallway, living and dining rooms. 

The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies

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A computer lighting model converts input (such as ceiling and counter height, fixture and lamp type, surface color and reflectance, etc.) into both 2D output showing projected fc levels at every point on a 2x2 grid (above right), and a 3D model of the room showing the effects of the lighting plan (above). Current light levels at the island (right) are more than three times the 15 fc readings taken before the kitchen remodel.

Real-world footcandle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location

Many remodelers don’t know how to talk about chemical sensitivity

He found out that asking for the sale was a lot easier when it followed all the other steps in the selling system.

Service issues are a touchy but inevitable part of the window replacement business.

Grow your team by cloning your best salesperson

Installers can leave a gap of a few inches to protect the drywall from moisture.

How to prevent moisture damage in residential and commercial bathrooms

When a balloon loses air or depressurizes, it gets smaller (and makes a funny sound), but houses don’t roll like that 

Shower curbs create several corners close to the floor of the shower, where they get wet from splashing water. Even a small leak can be disastrous because over time it creates an ever-increasing vulnerable area that takes on more and more water. 

Most shower leaks occur at curbs, corners and drains. Building redundancy into the system reduces the risk.

the 2018 the new american remodel home

Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.

Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel

Power Home Remodeling Group employees cheer on Pitbull at a concert thrown by the company. 

How three unrelated companies became distinguished voices in a crowded industry

A hole was opened up in the soffit, but rather than encountering solid foam, small beads and dust poured out of the opening. 

How can indoor air quality become so bad when there's penty of venting and no toxic materials? 

As close to "hail-proof" as this veteran roofer has seen

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