Hurricane Season & Its Impact on Windows & Doors

Hurricane Season & Its Impact on Windows & Doors

Owning a home in hurricane-prone coastal regions can be dangerous and costly. Find out which reinforced window and door products homeowners are choosing to protect themselves and their residences against the high velocity gusts and windborne debris associated with violent storms.


Product Performance & Design Versatility Spur Increase in Metal Roofing Installations

Product Performance & Design Versatility Spur Increase in Metal Roofing Installations

In recent years, metal roofing has seen increasing use in both commercial and residential constructions. Find out what qualities make metal such a desirable roofing material, and what the market looks like going forward.


Perpetual Pavement: An Innovation That Improves Asphalt Roads

Perpetual Pavement:  An Innovation That Improves Asphalt Roads

Three-layer asphalt road structure - dubbed "Perpetual Pavement" - may be the key to more economical, durable infrastructure. Find out the science behind perpetual pavement, and discover which states have already taken advantage of this long lasting technology.


Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Elevator technology and skyscraper architecture have a symbiotic relationship, with improvements in one encouraging new developments in the other. In recent years, elevator manufacturers have developed (or are currently testing) new technologies, to increase the speed, and travel distance of elevators, and to allow multiple cabs to operate in the same shaft, all in the name of allowing skyscrapers to grow even taller.


Shortage of Skilled Tradespeople Affecting Roofing Industry

Shortage of Skilled Tradespeople Affecting Roofing Industry

Roofing contractors and other construction professionals would view a surge in calls for reroofing jobs as a golden opportunity. However, in recent years, a shortage of experienced roofers created challenges for many contractors. Find out how this labor shortage impacts roofing materials choices.


Trump: EPA Water Conservation Efforts Do Not Make WaterSense

Trump:  EPA Water Conservation Efforts Do Not Make WaterSense

The President's proposed 2018 budget eliminates funding for the EPA's WaterSense voluntary water efficiency product certification program. Find out how the elimination of this popular program would impact consumers and manufacturers of plumbing fixtures.


New Windows Shed Light on Contemporary Living Trends

New Windows Shed Light on Contemporary Living Trends

When it comes to windows, homeowners and builders want the whole package: a product that provides a modern, customized appearance while also boosting energy efficiency. To appeal to consumers, window manufacturers are competing on performance as much as style, expanding product lines to feature new energy-efficient, low-maintenance windows with sleek, contemporary designs.


US Ceilings Market Trends Upward

US Ceilings Market Trends Upward

Looking to diversify their living space, residential consumers may choose to forgo traditional drywall ceilings in favor of more decorative offerings.


Homeowners Seek Cover Beneath High-Performance Shingles

Homeowners Seek Cover Beneath High-Performance Shingles

In recent years, demand for standard three-tab asphalt shingles has faded in the face of severe weather outbreaks and tightening regulations. Instead, homeowners are turning to high-performance laminated shingles as a solution.


High-End Countertops Go Mainstream

High-End Countertops Go Mainstream

Until recently, granite and quartz were reserved for the high-end kitchen design, but increasing availability and consumer interest has boosted their market share as these materials become mainstream in markets around the world.