PR October 2010

October 12, 2010

Features

Pella Windows & Doors’ Pella 350 Series vinyl sliding patio door is designed to provide homeowners with an attractive focal point for their home that not only improves the view, but also helps reduce their energy bills.

RainEscape deck drainage system creates a dry space beneath a deck that is suitable for the installation of lighting, ceiling fans, entertainment systems and outdoor kitchens.

Our exclusive annual report on the industry’s leaders shows even the largest companies are feeling the crunch

The mix-and-match approach to home siding is still popular, and manufacturers are
offering new ways to meet consumer demand

An Atlanta house recalls its historical heritage and goes green

The market downturn has more people embracing Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big design philosophy

Most aspects of the Affordable Care Act will not benefit many remodelers

Providing good benefits is an important way to keep the best employees, but at the same time it can be an expensive thing to do, especially for small companies. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked to remodelers Greg Antonioli and Amie Riggs about crafting benefits programs.

The important difference between being a green company and offering green remodeling

Pattern sheets let remodelers and builders offer design details to ensure a quality outcome

Should an owner ever take a $0 salary to make ends meet? When does it make sense?

Consumers continue to lack confidence that the economy is going to turn around any time soon, according to the Gallup Economic Confidence Index.

Nearly a third of Americans probably can’t qualify for a mortgage and less than half can qualify for the best rates, even with a large down payment, according to a new report from real estate website Zillow.com.

Home sales were up from July, but still down from 2009

Every day there are decisions being made in Washington that matter to remodeling firms

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