Secrets of Multiplying Home Remodeling Profits

Multiply home remodeling profits by spec’ing major kitchen and laundry room appliances as part of the project quote.

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How Great Builders and Remodelers Can Leverage Client Feedback and Social Media to Enhance Their Online Reputation

People are talking about your company. What are they saying, and how can you engage in this conversation? For builders and remodelers who focus on delivering exceptional customer service, the opportunity for benefit far outweighs the risk of damage. To thrive in this new reputation economy, your challenge should be to double down on quality service -- it’s more important than ever. For the more ambitious, engage in the online dialog that’s already happening about your business. Read this whitepaper today.

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Using Your Reputation to Gain a Competitive Advantage

The average contractor in the residential building industry has a recommendation rate of around 65%. This means 1 in 3 client’s would not recommend them to a friend. Considering that an unhappy client will tell 10 people about their experience, having a lower recommendation rate makes it harder to grow your business. There are 1000's of builders, remodeler’s and contractors throughout North America who have average recommendation rates of 90%. These businesses represent the best of the best in the residential building industry. If you want to go beyond average, take a lesson from their playbook. This whitepaper focuses on what those companies are doing to stand out and grow their business.

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DOE Report - Measure Guideline: Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement

There is a significant push for energy performance upgrades to existing homes. An important target is often the windows. Old single-glazed windows have such low thermal resistance that their effect on the overall thermal resistance of the walls can be staggering. Improving the performance of the window stock is therefore central to the goal of reducing the energy consumption of the existing building stock. This guide provides information and guidance about rehabilitating, retrofitting, and replacing wood window assemblies in residential construction.

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DOE Report - Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection

Windows are an important component of the energy performance of any house. This guide helps select energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all U.S. climate zones. It includes information about window products, attributes, and performance. It provides cost/benefit information about window energy savings and about nonenergy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning demands. The guideline also provides information about the energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area, shading conditions, and about proper window installation.

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Frigidaire Remodeling Solutions

Frigidaire fits the demands of today’s consumers by offering a range of kitchen packages that meet every type of need and budget.

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Fluid Applied Air Barrier Systems: Advances and Applications

This course will review the latest advances in fluid applied air barrier materials. We will discuss air leakage and air leakage control, the key properties of fluid applied air barrier materials and how to specify these systems for the building envelope. Finally, we will address some specific details for installation of fluid applied air and water barrier systems and will incorporate learnings from certified installers.

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Electrolux Remodeling Solutions

Delight your homeowners by making their life easier when you choose Electrolux appliances for their next remodeling project.
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Compression-Seal Technology: A Sustainable Solution for High-Performance Windows and Doors (PRINT COURSE)

Recent changes in energy standards and codes, and federal and voluntary initiatives, are transforming the entire building landscape. In the past, a variety of different state and local codes have existed but there is now a trend towards increasing the standardization of even more stringent codes. Window and door systems require increasingly higher performance in order to achieve the new codes, standards and mandates. There are a great number of fenestration solutions available in the market, not all of which fulfill the required performance specifications. Architects and engineers will need to identify and specify high-performance window systems that meet the new energy performance criteria. High-performance windows and doors with compression-seal technology deliver solutions for energy, noise, security, blast, comfort and other challenges.

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Exploring Coloration of Fibers in Commercial Carpet - Dyeing, Testing and Specifying

A very important consideration for those specifying carpet for commercial interiors is carpet construction and fiber type. But, in addition to these factors a specifier must consider how the carpet is dyed. This course will cover carpet fiber types, different methods of dye application and types of dyestuffs, why color and pattern selection is important, and how different fiber types perform in carpet industry tests where color could be affected.

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