Articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on best practices for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Webinar: Project and Trade Management Musts—The New American Remodel 2023
Access the webinar here to learn project and trade management lessons from The New American Remodel 2023
How to Attach a Patio Roof to an Existing House
A graceful integration may mean more work but improved functionality and aesthetics
How To Improve Energy Performance in Existing Attics
There’s more to insulating the attic than attic insulation; there’s venting, air sealing, and misery
Model ReModel 2022: A Case Study in Sustainable, Thoughtful Construction
The eighth annual Model ReModel project features an accessory dwelling unit, designed for aging in place, attached to a 19th-century Victorian
Notes Taken at the Time
A written daily log of the who, what, and when of job progress is a good business-survival tool. Audio recordings are even better ... when they’re legal.
Roofing Backlog: How Much Is Too Much?
It's great to have lots of jobs in the pipeline, but only if you manage your future revenue stream properly
DON’T MISS: Silica Standards FAQ
The more you know, the better. Example: Question 2 or 53. Does the standard cover employees who perform silica-generating tasks for only 15 minutes or less a day?
Selling and Installing the Difficult Roof
Estimating man-hours can be tricky on the tough or unique roofing jobs most companies will walk away from.
Preventing Bottlenecks in Sales, Design, and Production
If one area of your business runs more slowly than the rest, a bottleneck will occur, causing delays and lost profitability
Don't Let Client Quirks Take You Off Your Game
The way to manage erratic or indecisive personalities? Set boundaries and be the expert.
Undercabinet Lighting Dos & Don’ts
More on-site light-meter readings lead to evidence-based recommendations for effective undercabinet lighting
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Mistakes happen, but a big mistake creates fallout in proportion to the authority of the person who makes it