Building Materials

Rising costs


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

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

Photo: / John Phelan (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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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.

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Exterior products and technologies in The New American Remodeled Home 2017 

Huber AdvanTech closeup

Photo: courtesy Huber Engineered Woods

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An adhesive that ensures quieter subfloors, resulting in happier clients

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

Photo: courtesy Paul Esson

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Building with coconut fiber

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

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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.
Best Practices

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.

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

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

Wallet feeling the squeeze of increasing construction material costs.
Remodeling Sales

Costs of construction materials, and of construction itself, are going up. Contractors and their suppliers adjust.

Best Practices

Rule of thumb is that in porous material, water moves to where it is drier

Photo of old-time hardware store interior



Two members of our Remodeler's Exchange panel discuss how they build and maintain solid supplier relationships


Professional Remodeler's PRIME advisory board offers opinions on supplier relationships

Photo: Creative Commons

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Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but if this cold snap continues, you never know.

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