The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
As the main outdoor area for family and friends to gather, a home’s deck needs to be practical, durable and laid out to suit the homeowners’ needs. Whether your clients use it for barbecues or to enjoy breathtaking views, a deck is an essential part of outdoor living. Building a unique and comfortable outdoor space requires the right materials and an innovative team, but can set you apart from the competition.
There are a number of reasons builders might make the decision to switch building products, materials, or systems. A different product may offer first-cost or labor savings over your current product. Or perhaps it will make your homes more energy efficient or green, and thus more marketable to potential buyers. Regardless of the reason, switching products does pose risks and challenges for builders.
The editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines are in search of the latest “breakthrough” products for the residential construction industry for our annual 101 Best New Products report.
ODL has introduced a new sliding patio door with blinds between the glass that offers homeowners control of light and privacy.
Genova Products has added three variegated colors to its Genovations Decking line.
The AZEK Deck Arbor Collection of PVC decking products from AZEK Building Products is now available in a warm, rich redwood.
LifeTime Composites, manufacturer of LifeTime Lumber composite deck, dock and fence material, has expanded its line to include privacy fences and pergolas.
Pella Windows & Doors’ Pella 350 Series vinyl sliding patio door is designed to provide homeowners with an attractive focal point for their home that not only improves the view, but also helps reduce their energy bills.
Deckorators’ recessed, low-voltage lighting kit offers an elegant, subtle lighting option for walkways, steps or wherever better visibility is desired.
The posts are available in any wood species and can be manufactured up to 10½ inches wide and 10 feet long
New decking from MoistureShield and Genova Products kick off our exterior products review. There's more decking, siding, manufactured stone and roofing below