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How Remodelers Sell Value to a Homeowner

Over the past 25 years, Jim Peterson has learned how to sell value to his remodeling customers. Peterson owns Rembrandt Exteriors, LLC in southern Wisconsin, an area where ordinary wood siding can take a beating. Here are some of the reasons that make engineered wood siding a smart choice that will deliver value to a homeowner.
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Tips for Increasing Builder Profit

There are basically two ways builders can boost their bottom lines: lower costs and increased revenue. In a previous blog, we focused on th…

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The Difference Between Vapor, Air and Weather-Resistive Barriers

"Do this, not that" is a common saying in the building industry. Controversial techniques for construction, outdated codes and incorrect ap…

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A Remodeler’s Perspective: Steps to a Successful Re-side

When James and Stella bought their home in coastal Wilmington, NC, in 2011, the original wood siding was still on the 108-year-old home. Un…

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Why It’s Important To “Respect the Spec”

While it's perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn't always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, speci…

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Siding That’s a Cut Above

Siding installers use many different brands of circular saws, but their preferred saw may not be as important as the siding material they a…

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Infographic: Tips for Retaining Your Best Employees

There's been a 5 % increase in construction employment in the last year, and unemployment is at a 20-year low. According to projections from…

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On the Cutting Edge of Cost-Cutting

There are only two ways to boost your bottom line: increase revenue and cut costs. In this blog, we'll explore innovative ways for builders…

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How to Prevent Lap Siding from Buckling by Using a Butt Joint

It's a silly name, but a "butt joint" is an application technique where two pieces of material are "butted" up against each other. It is th…

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Increasing Jobsite Efficiency with High-Performance Solutions

The three main buckets of costs to build a home: cost of land, cost of materials and cost of labor. Regarding labor costs to build a house,…

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How Remodelers Can Increase Business with HOAs

Home Owner Associations (HOAs) are the governing bodies of many communities throughout the U.S. – and remodelers can miss out on HOA busine…

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Using the Jobsite to Brand Your Company

One of the best ways to market your construction company is to use signage on or near the jobsite. It's possible that more people will see …

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Meeting Timelines When You’re Short-Staffed

For builders with a limited staff, it’s difficult to meet all the timelines and expectations unless every team member does an outstanding j…