During the pandemic, lumber prices skyrocketed at the same time that remodeling demand spiked and supply chains broke down. But where does the industry stand now?
Sky-high demand has pushed American remodelers to dip into the Canadian lumber supply, already hard-hit by the mountain pine beetle.
By salvaging and reclaiming materials during a demo, remodelers can lower their company's carbon footprint and overall building costs.
A lack of formal scientific studies and inconclusive results lead to a non-answer, as green building and wellness organizations are speaking out against the use of antimicrobial materials.
These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more.
With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones
Concerns about contracting COVID-19 has caused a run on supplies
'Hyper glue' formula may increase the strength and corrosion resistance in materials typically held together by adhesives
The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council named Heatlok HFO Pro the winner of the award for innovation
And gives remodelers another reason to salvage materials
Six takeaways from the world’s largest tile show
This California remodel, with its unique layout, will maximize the perks (and views) of coastal living
It's going to affect a lot of your materials
Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists
Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials
Subflooring that resists bowing and other damages while increasing efficiency
The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies
Many remodelers don’t know how to talk about chemical sensitivity
To showcase its durability, this subfloor went through the iron man of building products
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