Building Performance

Fiberglass and Spray Foam Battle for Insulation Market Share
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Fiberglass and Spray Foam Battle for Insulation Market Share

Higher home performance standards drive further evolution in the competitive market More

Upgrades in Sight for Adhesive Spray Foams
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Upgrades in Sight for Adhesive Spray Foams

New products position themselves as hybrid formulations that combine the best of... More

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Reading the 10-Q Tea Leaves

The final quarter and full-year 2013 earnings reports of public trading LBM dealers provide a glimpse of the industry's overall performance and some predictions of 2014 performance. More

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Flexible Flashings

Choices abound when it comes to exterior flashing products, but take care to select the one appropriate for the type of door or window. More

Keep Warm (or Cool) with New Insulation Products
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Keep Warm (or Cool) with New Insulation Products

Sarah Humphreys explores a variety of new insulation products on the market. More

Increase Comfort by Performing Energy Audits
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Increase Comfort by Performing Energy Audits

Energy audits provide homeowners with assurance that their homes are free of mold... More

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GSA Chooses LEED and Green Globes

After months of study, the GSA recommends the federal government continue to use LEED, but also recommends using Green Globes as well. More

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New Frontiers in Wood New Frontiers in Wood

Recent wood research promises tremendous benefits for a variety of industries including medical science, solar, and automobilies. The research also provides increased opportunities for engineered wood as a building material. More

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Clear Advantage Clear Advantage

Energy efficiency still reigns in window design, but both for these looking at them is as important as looking through them. More

Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?
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Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?

OSB has gained the lion's share of the sheathing and subfloor markets thanks to... More

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