Winter2010 Issue


All The Trimmings: Trim Gives Your Homes The Perfect Touch

Choosing the right trim has many benefits. It can reduce waste, speed installation, give your homes tremendous curb appeal, help


Straight Talk

Minimize callbacks from the ground up Imagine a dream home with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and travertine-lined showers. Now imagine


Smart Design Made Easy

In the 1990s, you had to be an Einstein to use home design software. Now it’s easier than ever —


Home Again

A mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Virginia Suggs has enjoyed a long life full of memories and stories. And much like


Beyond Homes

When a homebuilder needs siding that maintains its strength and beauty over the long haul, the best place to look


Builder News & Trends

2011 ENERGY STAR® for Home Guidelines To Require Radiant Barrier The EPA recently released the proposed 2011 guidelines for ENERGY


Product Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. Prestique® Cool Color shingles by GAF-Elk


Facts & Figures

In late 2009, LP® Building Products shipped the 5,000,000,000th square foot of LP® SmartSide® strand siding since its reformulation in 1997. How


Builder Spotlight – Merck Contracting

When it comes to basic needs, every person should have a roof over their head. While this makes the housing


All The Trimmings: Trim Gives Your Homes The Perfect Touch

Choosing the right trim has many benefits. It can reduce waste, speed installation, give your homes tremendous curb appeal, help