Stephani Miller

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  • The latest housing trends and research, new products, and materials.

  • Long an outlet for designers and homeowners to express their personal aesthetics, door hardware just keeps getting more and more stylish. The most recent introductions take hardware to new heights of fashion with high-end finishes, modern silhouettes, unique options, and coordinating accessories without sacrificing security at the entry.

  • International Truck and Engine is among the many manufacturers that are developing diesel-engine hybrid trucks for medium-duty applications. Such trucks feature greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions than traditional diesels.

  • Over the next few years, demand for vinyl siding is predicted to decline by less than 1% annually, from 46.8 million squares in 2005 to 44.7 million squares by 2010, due partly to increasing competition from fiber-cement, according to a recent siding study by The Freedonia Group. But specialty vinyl sidings are expected to grow steadily, particularly insulated vinyl profiles, say industry experts.

  • Hot finds from the 2007 International Builders' Show

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