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. 

A woodworker finds out using a homemade test apparatus and peanut butter bait

hiring manager looking at resumes

Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth. 

EverCommerce is bringing together some of the biggest tech names in home improvement

Companies fielding their own crews control all aspects of installation and can stand behind the strength of their warranties.

Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.

Figure out what sets your company apart and make sure your employees know it, too 

Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too 

CartainTeed StoneFacade veneer siding in Appalachian Twilight

StoneFacade manufactured veneer stone in Appalachian Twilight: photo courtesy of CertainTeed 

Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors

headhunter choosing a candidate

Outsourcing your hiring efforts puts recruiting in the hands of specialists

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Strategies that enable employees to enjoy a better work-life balance are becoming more popular. But can a home improvement company adopt them?

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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