Deck Designer allows for various deck corner shapes, and includes internal shaping tools to accommodate trees, pools, or spas within the deck space. 

Free online software to simplify and speed up the design process

remodeler installing siding good customer service

As a master carpenter and second-generation custom builder and remodeler, Ben Bogie (pictured here) knows that what matters as much as the quality of your handiwork is the customer service you provide.

How to turn the industry's negative reputation into your company's bottom-line results

Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you

installing fiber cement panels

A system of tracks holds large panels off the sheathing, creating a rainscreen while also providing flashing at joints and a finished edge treatment  

roofing contracts backlog

It's great to have lots of jobs in the pipeline, but only if you manage your future revenue stream properly

Statistics show that roofing is one of the most dangerous activities in construction. Yet many companies continue to ignore OSHA safety rules.

brian gottlieb at tundraland

In 2016, Windows for a Cause raised $15,000 to provide a custom, stand-up wheelchair for disabled military veteran John Green. In 2017, the event raised $20,000 to send 4-year-old Delilah Presley and her family to Disney World for a week. This year's saw another increase in raised funds. 

How one home improvement company used old windows and sense of community to become a world record holder

A radiant barrier, such as that on foil-faced rigid insulation, can reduce heat transfer across the airspace between the strapping and metal roofing and siding. Image courtesy Matt Risinger 

 

Foil blocks heat transfer best if it stays clean, is adjacent to an airspace, and the delta is large enough. 

In this bathroom for a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights.

Part of a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home in Denver, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights. A monochromatic palette of light colors was chosen, with a contrasting dark stain used for “his” vanity to make it feel more masculine. Interior designer: Kristi Dinner, KD Design; general contractor: Coggeshall Construction

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