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Extreme Sales Summit

The Extreme Sales Summit is known for bringing together the remodeling industry's most experienced leaders and innovative thinkers.

LP SmartSide

"LP’s smooth trim and siding looks so much like natural wood that it works on historical homes trying to maintain the historical aesthetic."

Gaspar’s Construction in Seattle

Keeping a beginner’s mindset has helped Sarah Henry build upon the strong foundation at Gaspar’s Construction

It was too much to spend on something that wouldn’t add value to the home

universal design wheelchair ramp remodeling

To be eligible for a UDCP certification from NARI, remodelers need two continuous years in the industry and a minimum of eight hours of universal design remodeling/building-related experience (or attendance of NARI's UDCP online prep course). 

The coveted UDCP certification is the third NARI certification to be updated in the last three years 

Treating reviews like a referral center with clear goals will help grow your business

Recent consumer research by Synchrony reveals that people are streamlining their product purchasing patterns. Are you curious about what the data reveals regarding what consumers are looking for to help make their buying decision more quickly? What does this mean for the home improvement contractor?

new decade for remodelers

Why it’s important to look beyond 2020, and how to organize your thinking for the next 10 years

legal advice from a remodeling legal expert

Understanding your legal exposure is the first step toward reducing the risk of not getting paid—or worse, ending up liable for something you didn’t cause.

There are two provisions in most every construction contract that you better understand

sintered stone is a growing trend in remodeling

Natural stone looks great, but can come at a high cost. An alternative is sintered stone, but what are its benefits?

new headquarters for the national association of the remodeling industry

Five years of analysis and value engineering went into finding and remodeling the new NARI HQ. The new location connects to the outdoors with ample sunshine. NARI plans to create more opportunities to give a voice to underrepresented populations in the industry.

ghost shower from italian company Antoniolupi

An Italian showerhead that disappears into the ceiling

flexscreen manufacturer on shark tank

Expects it to be new standard in the market

zip wall dust barrier passthrough makes it easier for remodelers

ZipWall's PassThrough is another example of manufacturers circumventing the labor shortage by engineering products that reduce the need for labor. 

No more tape, no more rips, no more hassle 

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

End the headache of loose fasteners and stripped screws

VR SVG U goggles for remodeling and seeing storm damage in 3D

SVG also sells goggle skins allowing for customization of the original SVG U VR goggles with the user’s company logo and color scheme—a great opportunity for furthering your company branding.

A virtual reality platform geared specifically toward restoration and remodeling contractors

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

HBI Home Depot announce grant at IBS 2020

HBI's Ed Brady (standing) and The Home Depot Foundation's John Ellington discuss the grant at a press conference at IBS 2020. Photo credit: National Association of Home Builders

The Home Depot Foundation and the National Housing Endowment both announced their monetary support at IBS 2020

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.

Dekorators voyage used by remodeler Pete Soares construction

"I’ve also had the chance to hit Voyage decking with a sledgehammer—it was fun to do, of course, but more than that, the board didn’t show signs of weakness or breaking."

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