PR January 2012

December 21, 2011

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Historic renovation


Replacing windows with energy efficient models gives an immediate payback by lowering energy bills and window manufacturers are responding with value priced but high quality new products.

Trex Enhance is designed to be a more affordable alternative to the company’s premium Transcend line

SlateTec’s new natural-slate roof assembly system layers grade S1 slate over a recyclable high-tech polymer interlayment

NanaWall Systems has expanded its line of opening glass walls

Ply Gem Windows introduces a 3 1/2-inch flat casing exterior frame option for its Pro Classic Series line

Masonite has introduced a new cherry finish to its AvantGuard line of entry doors.

The new line of Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensing switches from Lutron Electronics feature several technological advancements

Deceuninck North America’s new Revolution Tilt & Turn window features a seven-chamber thermal structur

The 48RCL is a whole-house generator that provides complete protection for 200-amp electrical service

The 2011 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS - North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS-11) is now available

NAPCO by Ply Gem American Splendor vinyl siding has an expanded product line, with four new, dark Signature Series shades

The Vinyl Siding Remodeler’s Help Desk is a resource for professional contractors by the Vinyl Siding Institute.

Wolf Trimboards are manufactured with a sealed edge technology to provide a smooth, easy-clean surface on all four edges of each board.

Style Crest’s North Cape premium siding delivers the warmth of cedar board siding without the cost and maintenance of actual cedar.

Nichiha Sierra Premium Shake Plus boards are designed for a hassle-free and fast installation.

Actionable tips that you can put in place today for an immediate payoff

HERO’s output noise is cut in half with patent-pending Quiet Burner Technology.

MasterShield Gutter Protection announces MicroVortex cloth technology

Honeywell Safety Products announces the new Miller ShockFusion Permanent Horizontal Lifeline Roof System.

Johnson Hardware introduces a pocket door privacy lock

Composition is one of five new decorative hardware collections in Berenson’s Inspired Designs series.

Mr. Insulate Cotton Armor from Applegate Insulation is produced from 85 percent recycled denim and cotton fibers

The new Boulevard and Studio dual flush toilets from American Standard offer users the choice between a standard 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) for solids or a reduced 1.1 gpf for liquids

The Levaqua 220 OneTouch Fixed Digital Showerhead’s built-in digital technology allows consumers to choose from four invigorating spray settings

Festool has completed extensive independent testing, resulting in Full Unit HEPA Certification for its entire line of CT Dust Extractors.

The CTS is designed to repair wood members, such as top plates, studs and trusses

16 industry leaders share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for 2012

Sterling has added five new designs to its patterned shower door collection

Whirlpool’s new Gold Series Dishwashers with PowerScour use 40 targeted spray jets in a designated wash area to scour away baked-on foods.

Duravit’s classic Darling collection has been re-imagined with 25 complementary ceramic pieces and 52 furniture components

Benign neglect preserved a Dallas bungalow; inspired renovation brought back its charm

New world of marketing mixes traditional and cutting edge

Alside ClimaTech TK2 insulated glass features the PPG Intercept Warm-Edge Spacer System

The DH540 was specifically engineered to handle larger window openings and decorative glass packages

ScapeWEL by Bilco adds natural daylight and fresh air to lower level living areas

Quanex Building Products Corporation introduces new additions to its EnergyCore line of fusion-insulated window products.

Eco System offers a broad range of sun control options, fade protection, noise reduction, home security and hurricane protection

Convenience Products has developed Storm Bond Roof Tile Adhesive, a high-performance, one-component, polyurethane adhesive

APV Engineered Coatings’ new APV eCoolRoof cool roof coating system is comprised of a Kynar Aquatec resin-based topcoat and an elastomeric acrylic basecoat.

Sto Corp. introduces Sto AirSeal, a fluid-applied, acrylic-based air barrier material that cures to form a seamless membrane.

Duradek’s Ultra Cork line of 60-mil vinyl walkable roofing membrane is available in two new colors

A master plan and seven years of remodeling lead to landmark preservation

Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talks to remodelers Scott Mosby and Donna Shirey about why they will let clients buy materials and how they make it work for their businesses.

Remodeling a house is a multi-faceted project, and an important part of remodeling is to protect it against air and water infiltration.

iPads are making pricing jobs easier and quicker than ever before

Understanding the 'why' of your clients' needs is key to succesful selling

Mark Richardson offers tips on successfully resolving to improve your business

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