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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

Water-Repellent Engineered Wood
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Water-Repellent Engineered Wood

Manufacturers in recent years have made great strides in improving the... 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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Tips for Selling to Big-Volume Builders

Getting in with the "big boys" is no easy task, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. It takes tough skin, the ability to handle losing, and knowing when to say "no." More

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Raised Heel Trusses let Builders Pack in More Insulation

Raised heel roof trusses are proving to be a cost-effective way for fit more insulation into the attic for builders looking to construct to energy codes. More

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Home Star Bill Introduced in House

Several House members today introduced legislation creating Home Star, a measure designed to spur employment by giving tax credits for energy retrofits of homes. More

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Home Star Energy Retrofit Bill Introduced

Senate Finance Committee Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and a pair of bipartisan co-sponsors have introduced the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, legislation to create jobs by providing up to $6 billion worth of tax rebates for the installation of energy-efficient products. More

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Dealers To Congress: Yes on Retrofits and Estate-Tax Relief, No on Obamacare

Scores of LBM dealers, distributors, and window and door manufacturers appealed in person on Capitol Hill for Congressional action in favor of home retrofitting incentives, against Democrats' health care proposals, and for permanent estate tax relief. Their visits followed a Louisiana Republican senator's warning that the Obama administration threatens small business and a political analyst's prediction that Democrats could lose up to 30 House seats and up to eight Senate seats in the November elections. More

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NLBMDA's Hill Wish List: Retrofit Incentives, No Health Care Bill, Estate Tax Relief

LBM dealers will urge members of Congress to support home retrofitting incentives, fight Democrats' health care legislation and support permanent estate tax relief, according to talking points distributed by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association in advance of its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference. More

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