PR December 2013

November 29, 2013

2013 Remodeler of the Year
Project Spotlight: The Master Bedroom
New Products from the Remodeling Show


New technologies with paints, caulks, and sealants eliminate emissions while maintaining high performance and increasing sustainability.

The 2013 Remodeler of the Year embraced smaller jobs in the post-downturn economy to increase revenue and compound growth.

Tenhulzen Residential transforms lower level from outdated apartment to contemporary retreat.

This month, the Remodeler’s Exchange focuses on reviews posted online by customers to a wide variety of websites and social media channels. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz spoke with Melissa Irons and Jason Parsons about how they manage and ultimately leverage online reviews.

If you don’t know where you are heading, any road will take you there.

Personal weakness could also be a weakness in your business.

2014 remodeling market to remain positive.

Standard tile sizes are 8-by-8 inches; other sizes include 12-by-12, 16-by-16, and 24-by-24 inches.

Standard panels are 4-by-8 feet.

The new Allegheny Slate design is available in three colors and all five sizes.

Other features include LED lights (with colored light optional), an in-line heater, ozone module, waterproof speakers, and a floating remote control.

Five different structure types are offered, ranging from no joints to joints on all four sides, and all structures are 12-by-12 inches.

Stone tiles of granite, shale, bluestone, and other species are increasing in popularity.

Winners of 2013 Professional Remodeler awards programs recognized at Chicago reception.

NAHB Remodelers recognize leading councils and members during annual gala in Chicago.

All InSpire Roofing has Class A fire resistance and features Class 4 impact/hail resistance and a 110-mph wind uplift rating.

A free-spinning stop collar and rubber O-ring protect the work surface.

The system incorporates a pneumatic air hose within the fall-arrest system’s lifeline to eliminate the presence of the air hose in addition to a lifeline beneath their feet.

This month we asked our panel, “What is the best idea you had recently for your company?”

This product is crafted using Bellawood’s ThermO2 process that elevates its color while creating a more stable floor.

It creates a tough, non-stick surface that resists dirt, along with advanced fade protection for longer-lasting color.

They are made from high-strength aluminum alloy, contain a minimum of 70-percent recycled content.

With 12 different customizable options for this all-in-one system, it does not require additional decking and railing to construct traditional staircases.

NyloPorch offers the same features as NyloDeck, which contains no wood or PVC and is resistant to moisture, mold, and insects while providing a natural-looking wood-grain finish.

The tool’s GripLight helps illuminate the workspace, the Hex Grip allows for secure grip and maximum user comfort, and the reversible belt hook keeps it within immediate reach.

The waterproofing membrane features a thin, high-density polyethylene cross-laminated core that provides strength and tear resistance.

It is easily maintained with soap and water and is easy to glue, route, and mold using wood-trim tools.

At a weight of 9 pounds per square foot and a patented grid system, these pavers can be used for many different applications such as parking lots, driveways, entryways, patios, and flat roofs.

Capped with a protected poly shell with HydroLock technology, the plank is resistant to the elements.

ClipStone is fitting for both interior and exterior applications and needs no maintenance, sealing, or ongoing cleaning.

Universal-joint railing connectors allow installation without on-site cutting or welding, just hand tools.

The tool can be used in combination with a miter saw for the most accurate joining angles.

A 10-to-1 lever ratio makes it ideal for gripping, holding, pressing, and bending; the smooth jaws won’t mar work pieces either, including chrome-plated fittings and soft metals.

At 1¼ inches wide, the blade can speed through longer cuts; the tapered end helps control vibration for greater accuracy in cutting.

The pliers themselves are 9 inches long, with a 2-inch handle span.

All styles are powered by a DeWalt 20V MAX or 12V MAX lithium ion battery.

Tool introductions include the Reciprocating Tiger Saw, 6½-inch Circular Saw, Oscillating Tool, Cut-off Tool/Grinder, Jigsaw, and Pivoting Flashlight.

All sizes feature a ½-inch, automotive-style door gasket to protect against leaks.

Edgetite spikes are resistant to frost as well, providing added strength and durability.

Greenlee offers three different configurations: Long, Standard, and Metric.

 It can survive a fall from a tripod at standard working heights, and it’s also dust tight and water resistant, with an IP 66 rating.

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