PR January 2015

January 23, 2015

Features

A step-by-step guide to generating the leads you need to meet your revenue goals

Sherwin-Williams paints and high-tech help come to the big box

Harvard Joint Center study shows growing concern among homeowners about invisible pollutants

A harmonious collaboration results in more living space and a home that seamlessly fits into the neighborhood

For the most part, remodelers find that clients want traditional remodels and conventional products

Expanding this bath just enough for an upscale shower, deep tub, and more storage provides the additional touches of luxury that buyers want

Do these things to make sure your business gets the most out of attending a home show

Bad Dog Tools is beefing up its Rover Bit, a patented 6 inch long bit that can drill vertically and cut horizontally. 

Bullet Tools' new CenterFire circular foam blades reduce dust by 95 percent when cutting rigid foam insulation, while producing factory-smooth cuts with no kerf. 

Versatex Building Products now has a fatter version of its Versawrap PVC column wrap system.

Want to lighten up a flat panel door? Then take a look at ODL’s Spotlights collection of rectangular doorglass units.

Many homeowners adding outdoor kitchens want to include items such as fans and TVs. 

Simpson Door Company’s WaterBarrier Technology is now available in an additional 100 door and sidelight designs in a variety of its collections.

A sealant needs to do more than shed water: it also needs flex, while maintaining its grip, as the substrate moves. 

Noritz describes the new EZTR Residential Tankless Water Heater as a breakthrough in replacement technology: the first tankless condensing residential unit. 

Uponor has a new tool for installing PEX tubing in radiant heating and cooling applications.

LP Building Products has launched LP LongLength XL OSB Sheathing for Wind Zones.

The LeMans Highboard corner storage swivel tray system conveniently presents cabinet contents. 

A Spain-based hard surface manufacturing company called TheSize is launching a new collection of 11 exotic and exclusive natural granites.

The Best Cattura Downdraft is a high-end downdraft kitchen exhaust fan for island cooktops.

Trex’s new OutdoorStorage collection of waterproof deck and patio furniture provides extra room for backyard essentials. 

Though they don’t look it, Gerard Roofing’s Barrel Vault tiles are made from stone coated steel.

Kolbe Windows & Doors adds to its VistaLuxe Collection with new corner units. 

Ply Gem Windows is adding to its replacement and remodeling patio door line with the new Premium Series Replacement Sliding Patio Door. 

Fiberon’s Symmetry Railing has a composite substructure and PVC surface with a matte finish for a natural look. 

EcoNet isn’t a single product but a new technology that allows Rheem and Ruud heating, cooling and water heating products to communicate with each other on one network.

DeckWise’s stainless steel Hidden Siding Fasteners are for securing horizontal or vertical siding boards to battens in a rainscreen wall system.

Feeney is adding new colors to its DesignRail line of aluminum railing.

Butyl-based flashings that stretch in three dimensions have been around for awhile; now Huber is rolling one out in acrylic. 

The latest innovation in barn-door style sliders is Johnson Hardware’s Clear Satin anodized aluminum fascia for its Series 200 WF Wall Mount sliding door hardware. 

Progress Lighting’s Derby LED light marries Craftsman styling and LED technology

Starborn’s Deckfast Fascia System helps prevent fastener pops by accommodating the expansion and contraction that can occur with composite deck fascia boards. 

The DaVinci fireplace is available in many configurations.

The Energy Star-qualified H2i MXZ heat pump boasts 100 percent heating capacity at 5 degrees Fahrenheit, and guaranteed operation down to -13 degrees F.

Moen has expanded its lineup of classic bath fixtures with the new Wynford collection.

Inspire Roofing is adding to its Aledora line of polymer roofing. 

A look at what clients will be asking for in kitchen and bath design in 2015.

In January, we asked our PRIME advisory panel what changes they would like to see in the remodeling industry in 2015. Here's a sampling of their answers. 

A proactive strategy to keep you in front of past clients

A remodeler and an HR consultant offer advice for recruiting and selecting new employees, both in the office and in the field

Erika Taylor takes the helm of Professional Remodeler as its new editor-in-chief

An effective 'recipe' for sales must be repeatable in different circumstances, yet still achieve a consistent result

For the remodeling pro who can manage the complexity of baths, this job type offers a great opportunity to grow your business

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