Tariff Tracker: 3 Things to Watch in Lumber

Tariff Tracker:  3 Things to Watch in Lumber

One of the first tariffs announced by the Trump administration was a nearly 21% levy on Canadian softwood lumber imports. Months after implementation, what are its effects?


Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

As the largest architectural paint market worldwide, China has experienced substantial demand growth in recent years. However, find out why Freedonia analyst Ellen Kriz has reason to believe that this growth may be about to hit a wall.


Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

After years of anticipation, Tesla and other solar roofing manufacturers have begun consumer installations of new solar roof tiles. Does this indicate the start of a new era in solar power?


Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Fiber cement is experiencing a resurgence as the construction market strengthens. As a result, a few key suppliers are introducing new products and expanding production.


Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

As National Roofing Week winds down, find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that new federal tax legislation will spur future demand for residential roofing in the US.


Commercial Reroofing Activity Strong in the First Half of 2018

Commercial Reroofing Activity Strong in the First Half of 2018

According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, it's National Roofing Week! To celebrate, Freedonia Group analyst Matt Zielenski dives into what's driving demand for commercial reroofing in the first half of 2018.


3 Wood-Look Siding Materials Without the All-Natural Consequences

3 Wood-Look Siding Materials Without the All-Natural Consequences

While wood reigns supreme in terms of siding aesthetics, it's not so desirable when it comes to factors like cost, durability, or ease of installation. For this reason, home builders largely rely on copycat components. Check out these 3 siding materials that mimic wood without the drawbacks.


Home Renovations Allow Older Americans to Age in Place

Home Renovations Allow Older Americans to Age in Place

Senior citizens are healthier and more active than ever. As a result, they're increasingly choosing to remain in their homes and remodel to accommodate present and future physical restrictions. Find out which kinds of renovations elderly homeowners are most likely to undertake, and how this trend will support overall gains in the kitchen and bath remodeling market.


The Roofing Industry Goes to Washington

The Roofing Industry Goes to Washington

Today begins the National Roofing Contractors Association's first-ever Roofing Day summit, and current events are sure to feature prominently in talks on Capitol Hill. Find out which headline-worthy news items one Freedonia analyst expects to dominate discussions.


Eco-Friendly Insulation: 4 Alternatives to Fiberglass

Eco-Friendly Insulation: 4 Alternatives to Fiberglass

A trend toward green building products has given eco-friendly insulation room to grow. Check out the 4 materials that are best suited for use as an alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation.