PR February 2012

January 31, 2012

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Siding Trends

Features

Gord Cooke on the myths of sealing and ventilation

Graff premieres the Sento collection designed by the Italian team of Angeletti Ruzza Design

Danze now offers its line of faucets and tub/shower products with a Tumbled Bronze finish

Trex Enhance has a three-sided shell that protects against staining, fading and mold.

Viega’s new Poly PEX Press system for joining cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing includes the company’s Smart Connect feature

ODL’s latest door glass collection, Eclectic, is a fusion of blended cultures, combined forms, and historical elements.

Boral Stone Products has launched the Versetta Stone Universal Corner

Johnson Hardware has expanded the design options with its Series 2610 Wall-Mount Hardware with a bronze option

Azek Building Products has introduced several rail lighting options, including Lighted Post Caps in two styles

The Olsay Three-Light Chandelier incorporates the trend in circular home décor accents.

WAC Lighting’s energy efficient LEDme Step Lights offer a sleek profile and enhanced safety on indoor and outdoor stairs, walls and other pathways.

Derek Marshall Lighting unveils the Nara Bamboo Pendant, inspired by the iconic bamboo, with its graceful curves and textures.

The performance of the Eco-Downlight is equal to a 50-watt lamp using only 16 watts.

The Traverse LED provides 20 percent more light than similar offerings, and has an efficacy of 51 lumens per watt.

Centiva has added new colors to its Atlantis series.

Bondera PRO eliminates the need for mortar, mastic and thin set, and repels water and resists cracking.

Ayers Rock is one of six new tile collections from Daltile.

Armstrong’s Alterna Reserve is a vinyl alternative to ceramic and stone tile.

BR-111’s new Zinfandel Tigerwood flooring takes traditional Tigerwood engineered wood flooring and, using a light scraping technique, adds a luxurious French bleed.

A 1920s Portland home is brought up to modern kitchen standards

Are you prepared for more oversight? Here are some new and updated regulations to pay attention to this year.

Remodelers are losing projects to uncertified contractors under the higher costs of LRRP rules, survey says

The pros and cons of using the Kindle Fire in your remodeling business

The challenge is to transition from a project-driven business model to a relationship-driven business model

Foundry Stacked Stone features bold, rugged texture cast from hand-selected North Carolina quarried stone

E-Z Gutter has broadened its gutter guard product offering with the introduction of new E-Z Gutter Control

Designed for a variety of applications, TruExterior Trim is similar to wood , but provides enhanced durability and workability and is virtually free from rotting, splitting and termites.

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation has improved its BaySide metal siding panel product line with new tooling and seven new color options, featuring an embossed wood grain look.

Landis Construction's award-winning façade facelift revitalizes home

Research shows durability, value top homeowner concerns

How do you measure how satisfied your customer is and then create goals around it? You need a new measurement.

Success is often a product of reducing pain or unhappiness more than creating it.

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