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The historically accurate Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) projects industry growth above 7% for remainder of 2018

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HomeAdvisor continues to expand its footprint in the digital age

As the authority in one area of remodeling, your influence will grow. 

Why you should become not just another remodeler but an “authority” in the field

It’s important to understand whether your success comes from skill and strategy or a roll of the dice

tundraland does a deck in a day program

The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting. 

Moving from scarcity to specificity

The most successful remodeling companies today have changed how they look at sales and production

Trim-Tex Rigid Jumbo Corner Bead

These vinyl beads come with a handy modification that makes them perfect for remodeling jobs

Tests for permeability measure vapor diffusion through a material with 50 percent RH air on one side and either a desiccant (“dry cup test”) or liquid water (“wet cup test)” on the other.

Understanding how water vapor interacts with building materials is critical to avoiding moisture problems in building assemblies

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For fast, accurate installation, organize and cut trim pieces by window size, then preassemble into frames in the shop

Solid growth happens after you take a hard look at your company’s strengths and weaknesses

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What they want from a company and a sales job is different from what those of similar age in the past were looking for

Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photograph

This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work

Four pillars of one company's proven hiring process

Hiring a recruiter

Hiring a professional recruiting firm can help remodelers find qualified workers. Here's what you need to know. 

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

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One of the top stories for 2017 was architect Doug Walter's article on evidence-based kitchen-lighting design. (Photo: Pexels)

Dormers, kitchen and bath lighting, and roofing warranties were among the topics most sought after this past year

Mapei ultraflex tile

A mortar that solved all the problems large-format tiles caused 

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