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Integrity Wood-Ultrex triple-glazed argon-filled Double Hung and Awning windows provide energy efficiency while also maintaining the design integrity of the home.

Integrity Wood-Ultrex triple-glazed argon-filled Double Hung and Awning windows provide energy efficiency while also maintaining the design integrity of the home.

Follow this advice to create the best solutions for your customer

We’ve achieved a tipping point around the adoption of these products

From 2015 to 2017, disaster-related home improvement spending increased 22%.

...don’t just pay for them

international builders' show panel with jackson design and remodeling, CMM construction, and Houzz

Mark McClanahan spoke on this topic during a panel at the International Builders’ Show in February. The other speakers were (L to R) Todd Jackson, of Jackson Design and Remodeling; Christopher Amato, of CMM Construction; and Liza Hausman, of Houzz. 

Use these tips to get maximum value from your project management system 

What does a 25% chance of recession mean for a remodeling business? If there were the same odds of bad weather, a car accident, or cancer, what would you do differently?  

Arbitration may historically be the favorite method of construction pros, but it comes with some troubling issues

Start tracking the metric your business can’t live without in 2019 and beyond 

Built-up deck beams create seams that collect water and inhibit drying. Using spacers between 2-bys creates an airspace that promotes drainage and speeds drying.

If your estimates are accurate, but you’re still losing money, it could be a miscalculated markup. Here’s how to correct your mistake.

remodelers will like ppg's night watch color of the year

"The versatility of Night Watch is really what drew me in."

When most people call, it’s to talk with a person. Why, then, do automated phone menus offer every option under the sun except that one?

Seeing what we push against is as useful as seeing what we are pushing toward

outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular in remodeling

Remodeler Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, has embraced the outdoor living trend, remodeling the backyard of his own Chicago home. In this image, to avoid visual clutter, Rych selected L-shaped cedar benches to pull double duty as comfortable seating and hidden storage space.

Four big takeaways every remodeler needs to know

...and really all contractors

setting siding standards with clients

Set yourself up for successful siding jobs by prepping customers from the start

home depot ending several exterior replacement services

While Home Depot is reducing its exterior replacement offerings, it will be retaining the majority of its service options

Perhaps more a statement on the industry than Home Depot

facebook messages remodelers didnt mean to send can be deleted

It's a nightmare scenario. But when it happens, you'll be ready.

remembering what's good in remodeling

Very few industries have the advantages of remodeling. A low barrier to entry, level playing field, and high potential for growth make it almost unique in today’s business landscape.

When times get tough, it helps to remember what’s good about the industry

new kitchen design is going away from white

Monolithic white kitchens have given way to accents in matte black, and rich, saturated color.

New styles emphasize bold choices and homeowners’ individuality

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

A zero-excavation foundation system that mimics the genius of tree roots

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