Water penetration is tested on cladding attachment fasteners. Read about the scope of the testing, the results, and best practices to reduce risk under severe conditions.
Liquid RoadÂ® Surface Treatment: The Economical and Effective Approach to Protecting, Preserving and Beautifying Roads
"Pavement Preservation" is a cost-effective set of practices that extend pavement life, improve safety and motorist satisfaction - while saving public tax dollars. Learn more about this sealer designed to preserve and protect roads, parking lots and more.
Universal Design is all about making the physical world function better for everyone. Often including ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and ANSI (American Nation Standards Institute) compliant products, it certainly isnâ€™t limited by government regulations. In this Ebook primer, weâ€™ll share some of what weâ€™ve learned about Universal Design over the years.
Be in the know about bathroom accessibility for people of all abilities with this summary key of ADA specifications that can impact accessibility.
Durability, aesthetics, maintenance and affordability are some of the many reasons to consider fiber cement siding. Learn more about the many benefits in this Industry Perspective.
Research has shown that exterior cladding materials on an exterior wall can prevent most, but not all, moisture from entering into a wall. Having a backup control system behind the cladding to control moisture by shedding it to the exterior is important for the long term durability of an exterior wall. A significant component of the backup moisture control system is often called by building envelope designers a drainage plane or a water resistive barrier (WRB). See how Spray Foam Insulation can act as a WRB and help control moisure in wall applications.
The dramatic aging of the U.S. population in coming decades is expected to have important implications for the home remodeling industry. Of the over 25 million households age 65 and over today, the Joint Center estimates that 44 percent have some need for home accessibility features due to disability or difficulty using components of the home, such as kitchen or bathroom facilities.
The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a â€ślifelong home,â€ť suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that require skilled expertise.
Todayâ€™s homeowners are better informed about remodeling than ever before, in part due to TV remodeling shows and researching product information online. While all this information has created a more informed customer, it has also accounted for a shift in how remodelers rethink their client communication skills.
Design influences come from everywhereâ€”fashion runways, trade magazines, smart technology, the sustainability movement, and the media. Adaptability, also known as universal design, is showing up in products that allow people of all abilities to use them. In bathrooms, adaptability features show up in spa-like showers without the potential tripping hazard of a curb, integral shower seats and towel bars that do double duty as supports. All of these features are finding their way into residential bathrooms because they provide extra utility, as well as beauty.