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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.

insurance audits for remodelers determines risk

An insurance audit is your carrier’s way of determining how much risk they insured over the past year, and often includes a close look at your company’s sales and payroll numbers.

Why taking a second look at your insurance audit is worth the effort

Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed

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The crew sheathed the walls with ZIP System panels from Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System panels have an air- and moisture-resistive barrier that, when used with ZIP System Flashing Tape, protects against air and water intrusion. Theflashing tape is very sticky, and technique matters. Tape in a sequence that creates overlaps that promote moisture drainage: lowest horizontal seams first; then vertical seams immediately above, overlapping at the intersections; then the next course of horizontal seams; and so on.

This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space

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The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage. 

Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him. 

We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country

Growth in volume measures growth in transactions, but no one goes into business just to maximize transactions 

shining a spotlight on opioids in remodeling

Remodelers we spoke with agreed that opioid addiction is an industry challenge

solar is becoming a big product on homes and remodelers should know that
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A look at consumer attitudes on social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and institutional accountability

traction in remodeling business

How a business book helped us grow stronger as a company

The market is strong, yet many remodelers are hurting. Here’s why.  

Breaking up is hard to do, especially in business. These 3 tips make it easier.

accountant

Whether completed internally odr by an outside accountant, a budget that supports your market position is key to achieving your income goal.

Many remodelers underbid their projects. Here’s how to remedy that. 

masonite door in a living room remodel

Though stylish and popular with homeowners, open-concept floor plans (and their lack of acoustic barriers) can make for much noisier homes if done incorrectly.

3 tips for reducing sound transference in open-concept remodeling projects

accurate framing penetrations

The trick is to drill a tiny exploratory hole with a locator bit made from a piece of piano wire

opioid addiction is an occupational hazard when youre a remodeler

Why does our industry have such a serious opioid problem?

texas women in trades

Industry organization Texas Women in Trades connects tradeswomen to employers and each other, while educating future generations on construction and remodeling

There’s no pre-installation necessary—attach the clip’s legs onto the joist, slide the clip into the groove, place the adjacent board, and drive the fastener into place.

The company has taken note of the growing popularity of their frameless model, and quickly adjusted—every door is available on the frameless box, and specific training is offered to those installing the frameless product.

the swiss cheese model in remodeling

When we learn from our mistakes, we avoid making the same mistake twice. When we learn from the mistakes of others, we avoid making a mistake in the first place.

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