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IBS has gone virtual for 2021 and registration is now live

Already registered for the in-person event? Here's what you need to know.

brick house basement flooded

By Cagkan | Adobe Stock

Create a drainage plane and rebuild with water-tolerant materials

softwood lumber prices are up and it could hurt remodelers

A 70% increase to softwood lumber products prices in single-family homes is landing first on contractors and then on to homeowners 

Installing a door

By pololia | Adobe Stock

This site-built lever solves the problem of safely lifting and supporting a heavy load while working solo.  ​​​​

ADu report from freddie mac

A new report on accessory-dwelling units shows growth in most markets, with some areas (hello Portland) seeing huge increases

rob smith shows water damage from bad roofing flashing

2021 TNAR remodeler Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes explains the danger of improper roof flashing 

Robot dog Spot goes on market and gets a price

Using this old-school method, footings and stem walls are formed and poured together

NARI's 2020 CotY Awards celebrate the best remodeling has to offer, reminding us of the extraordinary work our industry is producing

dan bawden of legal eagle contractors shares his pre-construction checklist

Save your team a headache by using this detailed pre-con list with clients before the job starts

How to Retrofit a Radon Mitigation System

To draw air from sub-slab soil, the slab must be airtight

the new american remodel 2020

A look at this year's home, which aims to serve as a design beacon to new developments in its palm-heavy, stucco-clad, equestrianian neighborhood on the outskirts of Las Vegas

navien at their blue man group party at IBS 2020

The NPN formally launched late last year with a party in January to celebrate.

Navien’s non-condensing water heater is a first in the market

During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building, like the soffit. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it. ​​​​​​​

During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it. 

new research into alternative to commercial adhesive

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'Hyper glue' formula may increase the strength and corrosion resistance in materials typically held together by adhesives

A good building envelope begins with foundation details that keep water out, and air and heat in

the new american remodeled home sponsored by national association of home builders and professional remodeler magazine

Like most homes based on modern design, this one has a lot of glass. But by combining better-performing glazing, good insulation and air sealing, and efficient HVAC, the project team was able to meet energy-use targets.

The New American Remodel team relied on lessons from a decade of technology improvements to create a winner in the race to zero. Here’s how they did it.

air vent with modern design from aria vent

Bringing air register design in line with modern design

remodeler using plaster

For long-lasting results, reattach loose lath and plaster surrounding the patch

new american remodeled home

The 2020 New American Remodel shows how modern design can appeal to traditional sensibilities

Four decks from four different deck builders, celebrating unique design and exceptional execution 

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