Category Archives: Remodeling

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Remodeling Sector Saw Return to All-Time High Activity in Q3

According to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) increased by one

Case Study: Essex Home Improvements Uses LP® SmartSide® Siding to Provide Superior Aesthetics, Ease of Installation

A New Jersey–based family owned and operated business, Essex Home Improvements provides general contracting services with a specialization in exterior

Latest Economic Well-Being Report Released

The Federal Reserve Board recently released its latest report detailing the current economic well being of U.S. Households, according to

Architect Michael Green Explains the Benefits of Building With Wood

Well-respected architect Michael Green, founder of Michael Green Architecture located in Vancouver, BC and New York, is internationally recognized for

Remodelers’ Confidence in the Market Went Up in Q2

As builders’ confidence in the current state of the housing market continues to rise (see our previous blog post on

Future of Housing Looks to Minorities, Millennials and Baby Boomers

Following the rough winter most of the country experienced early this year, coupled with higher mortgage rates, the housing industry

Case Study: Bay Area Contracting Uses LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding to Build Strong Relationships and Foster Customer Satisfaction

Dean Adams, owner of Bay Area Contracting in Traverse City, Mich., along with his wife, Tricia, prides himself on running

Top Energy Efficient Products Used by Remodelers

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) breaks down the most commonly used energy efficient products

Why You Should Hire a Professional Remodeler

National Home Remodeling month is still underway and well-known industry organization the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is helping

Baths Beat Out Kitchens For 2013’s Top Remodeling Project

In celebration of National Home Remodeling Month this May, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its quarterly

National Remodeling Month Kicks Off Today

For many, spring is a time for new ideas and fresh starts. Which is why every year, the building industry

Vintage Construction Remodels Village at Vanderbilt, Gains Look of Authentic Stucco at Lower Cost

Project Summary For more than 13 years, Vintage Construction has been providing Middle Tennessee homeowners and businesses with remodeling services

Exterior Appeal (and Evolution) of Residential Siding Options

Residential exterior siding can dramatically affect curb appeal. Finding a siding product that provides curb appeal, pleases the client and

Historical Highs in the Remodeling Sector Holding Steady

The fourth quarter of 2013 was a good one for the remodeling market according to latest National Association of Home

Energy-Efficient Housing Upgrades Can Increase Value For Homeowners

There are lots of ways homeowners can increase the resale value of their home. Often times, this includes improvements like

Metrostudy Index Shows Strongest Remodeling Projection In Six Years

Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, recently released the results of their latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) and, not surprisingly, remodeling

Builder News & Trends

Remodeling Show The Remodeling Show is the once-a- year national trade show, educational conference and networking opportunity for professional remodelers.

Sealant Top Tips for Siding Installation

EW: Why are the quality and proper use of sealants important? LO: You want to protect your brand equity and

New Home Improvement Site Allows Users To Connect Online

Porch recently announced the U.S. launch of their home improvement networking website as the first step in their efforts to

Homes Are Getting Bigger and Better as Housing Markets Recover

The American Institute of Architects recently issued their Home Design Trends Survey from the second quarter of 2013 and the

Registration for the 2014 International Builders’ Show is Now Open

The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week,

Growing Business Using Social Media

With more and more consumers turning to social networking, you might be considering ramping up your company’s efforts. Remodeling magazine

LP SmartSide Siding Expands Prefinished Solutions Nationally

LP® Building Products has reinforced the availability of prefinished LP® SmartSide® trim and siding in a new standard color palette

Siding Materials Tested Head-to-Head in Lab

Treated engineered wood siding has better impact resistance than fiber cement siding material, according to a recent residential siding evaluation.

National Home Remodeling Month

This May, we celebrate the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Home Remodeling Month. In keeping in the spirit

Nearly One-third of Homeowners Are Motivated to Make Home Renovations

With the housing market slowly bouncing back in many communities, homeowners are looking to make improvements to their properties. A

Choose Durable Residential Siding

Spring is a great time to reside your house, whether to increase your home’s value or to replace damaged siding,

NAHB Forecasts Slow and Steady Improvement for Residential Remodeling

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) forecasts steady growth for the remodeling market this year, with an overall increase

Builder News and Trends

New Wall Bracing Method from APA APA – The Engineered Wood Association has published a new system report detailing a

2012 Supply Chain Trends Recap

In an effort to recap 2012 and help readers plan for 2013, ProSales Online recently compiled its monthly reports from

Q3 2012 Remodeling Continues to Improve

U.S. remodeling and replacement project activity continued to improve during the third quarter of 2012, according to Hanley Wood’s Residential

Hanley Wood Polls Show Optimism in Construction and Design Sectors

A recent poll by Hanley Wood of nearly 3,000 builders, architects, remodelers and distributors suggests the return of optimism as 

Homeowners Turn to Luxury in Remodels

The scale of remodeling projects continues to increase along with average cost of projects and number of rooms, according to

Remodelers Expect 12.8% Sales Growth in 2012

Remodelers expect sales to grow 12.8 percent over 2011, reaching $3.8 billion in 2012, according to Remodeling magazine’s latest financial

International Focus

From green building regulations to new trends in urban areas, the U.K. building landscape is continually evolving. Building products manufacturers are helping builders quickly respond to industry changes and opportunities with products that fit specific market needs.

How to Achieve the “Three R’s”

According to a recent article in Qualified Remodeler, the “Three R’s”—reputation, repeat business and referrals—are the most valuable tools that

2012 Remodeling Show, October 9-12

The 2012 Remodeling Show will be held Oct. 9-12 in Baltimore, Md. This annual national tradeshow boasts hundreds of exhibitors

Pinterest for Remodelers and Their Clients

Pinterest is the latest social media platform that has many companies wondering, “Should I get involved?” An article from the

Common Remodeling Projects on the Rise, According to NAHB

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that describes the changes in the remodeling

NAHB Remodeling Market Index (RMI) Correction, Q1 RMI Remains Flat

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released a correction to their Remodeling Market Index (RMI) in April. According to

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