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Whether it’s a townhome, a “tall and skinny,” an apartment complex or a zero-lot-line single-family application, finding the proper code-compliant fire-resistant-rated wall assemblies and UL fire-rated wall systems is often a challenge. Navigating UL wall assemblies can add another layer of complication. Ensuring the proper UL evaluated assembly to use grows more complicated depending on the project’s size and scale.
How to Choose a Color Scheme for the Exterior of Your Home

If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home’s exterior color. While durability, workabi…

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Behind the Scenes: Calculating Construction Costs With RSMeans Data

When building professionals are selecting building materials and calculating construction costs, many turn to third-party testing such as t…

Business Advice3 min
Are All Sub-Floor Adhesives The Same?

Want to reduce callbacks on your construction projects? Well, squeaky floors are one of the most common causes for callbacks, and the most …

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Inspiration4 min
Pro Tips to Taking Advantage of Extra Time During Slower Building Seasons

As winter approaches, it is typical for there to be a lull in builds and business. With a slower schedule comes the opportunity to maximize…

Industry Trends5 min
Does a Metal Roof Need a Radiant Barrier?

Robert Morris, a Trenton, New Jersey manufacturer, created the first sheet metal roof for his own Philadelphia mansion in 1794. Even though…

Business Advice5 min
Managing Dead Load With the Right Construction Materials

There are several different types of loads that affect a structure. Building code requirements are specified in terms of the minimum loads …

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How to Repair Water Damaged Sub-Floor

If not discovered quickly enough, a slow leak caused by a faulty dishwasher, ice maker, shower or another appliance will require extensive …

Industry Trends6 min
What is Sheathing Tape and Why Do I Need It?

Sheathing tape is a relatively new asset to the homebuilder’s toolbox. But like most innovations, it’s hard to imagine any professional tod…

Trends4 min
Prefinished vs. Primed Siding: How to Choose

If you’re currently in the midst of a remodel or are considering future renovations for your home’s exterior, color is one of the most prom…

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Radiant Barrier vs. Insulation : How to Choose Between Radiant Barrier Sheathing and Spray Foam Insulation

In recent years, homebuyers have shifted toward more energy-efficient homes, a trend you’ve likely discovered in the selections your client…

Curb Appeal4 min
How To Create a Rustic Aesthetic

Though rustic style homes are most popular in mountainous regions, the rustic aesthetic can also be incorporated into a variety of home sty…

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Basement Sub-Flooring Options

Making a basement a usable living space that people can enjoy starts with the right sub-flooring option. Concrete is hard and uncomfortable…