Building Materials

A trim system that solves one of PVC’s main challenges

Delta faucet with Touch20 Technology

It may look straightforward, but tremendous research went into creating this faucet

An interior chase on an exterior wall is an often-overlooked source of major air leaks

pair of salvaged corbels inspires trim design

A pair of salvaged corbels inspires the trim design for a replacement entry door

For the first part of our two-part story, we focus on energy efficiency and practical solutions to everyday construction challenges 

beach house shake

Randy Burton is picky about exterior products, but he likes this cedar-look polypropylene shake

A flashed dormer

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

Most consumers assume that their glazed windows and doors meet safety standards, but that’s often not the case

Rising costs

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Regular and sometimes steep increases in the cost of materials are a fact of life in residential construction. Too bad homeowners don’t know it.

Before images: courtesy Phil Kean Design Group; after images: Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photography

Details about the interior products and technologies used in the Orlando show home

Photo: en.wikipedia.org / John Phelan (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The big box is beefing up its Pro division

The New American Remodeled Home entrance

At the entrance, light stone veneer by Environmental StoneWorks complements the light, natural look of the main walls and roof. The same veneer is used inside on the great-room fireplace wall. A custom louver-look garage door from Clopay provides a color counterpoint and operates via a LiftMaster system that can be controlled from a smartphone. Other coordinated elements include the louvered shutters shading the windows, the louvered entry gate doors, and the main entry door from Simpson Door Co. All photos: Jeff Davis/Davis Photography, unless otherwise noted.

Exterior products and technologies in The New American Remodeled Home 2017 

Huber AdvanTech closeup

Photo: courtesy Huber Engineered Woods

An adhesive that ensures quieter subfloors, resulting in happier clients

Big-box chain bets big on contractors, with a variety of initiatives

Photo: courtesy Paul Esson

Building with coconut fiber

As professionals, we play a key role in informing clients and guiding them in materials selection. Here are some insights into the process.

The world's largest home improvement specialty retailer is replacing its stock of above-ground-rated PT lumber.

Delta-Dry is an HDPE roll material at the core of Cosella-Dörken’s Delta Rainscreen System.

Walls don’t breathe anymore, and that’s good. But they don’t dry as well either, and that’s bad. These rainscreen assemblies solve the problem.

New state-of-the-art manufacturing and printing techniques have resulted in much more intriguing and versatile tiles.

From bathroom fixtures to trucks to measurement technology, we've compiled the Top 100 products for remodelers this year.

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