Safety

Statistics show that roofing is one of the most dangerous activities in construction. Yet many companies continue to ignore OSHA safety rules.

OSHA answers questions on silica

The more you know, the better. Example: Question 2 or 53. Does the standard cover employees who perform silica-generating tasks for only 15 minutes or less a day?

Take care of your body now, and it will take care of you later

Many remodelers don’t know how to talk about chemical sensitivity

A hole was opened up in the soffit, but rather than encountering solid foam, small beads and dust poured out of the opening. 

How can indoor air quality become so bad when there's penty of venting and no toxic materials? 

As close to "hail-proof" as this veteran roofer has seen

Shingling over an old roof may be faster, cheaper, and a common practice. But some companies refuse to do it.

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

Succession planning and passing the “bus test” ought to be a priority for every remodeling company owner

air quality EPA home

Follow these three rules for better indoor air quality in the home

ODL minimizes maintenance and increases safety with these blinds-between-glass windows and doors

Two cool new products, and one 'immensely popular' one add up to a hat trick for Feeney

Two cool new products, and one 'immensely popular' one add up to a hat trick for Feeney

hurricane harvey, irma affect remodelers

Remodelers will be among the first called upon to start rebuilding

For the very young, the very old, and the injured of any age, most homes are an accident waiting to happen

Suspect substance abuse? Unless you have a policy in place, your choice in how to respond is to either tolerate it or fire the employee

On the heels of Harvey and Irma, long-time remodeler Dan Bawden draws from his first-hand experience to help affected remodelers cope

Medical treatment and lost wages ... When someone working on a roof falls and is injured, there's a price to pay

Most consumers assume that their glazed windows and doors meet safety standards, but that’s often not the case

The ITC rules on Bosch Reaxx vs. SawStop

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Photo: courtesy Erika Taylor

Determination not yet binding; ITC decision due in January

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