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  • By Stephani L. Miller. Several door manufacturers -- such as Kolbe & Kolbe, Therma-Tru, Weather Shield, IWP, KML by Andersen, Masonite, and Peachtree -- offer multi-point locks on their tall entry doors. The reason is simple, says John Kufner, market manager for North American entry door business for Therma-Tru.

  • By Stephani L. Miller. Fasteners used with ACQ-, CBA-, or CA-treated lumber have been reported to corrode and fail at a faster rate than when used with CCA-treated lumber.Most treated-wood producers using the next-gen preservatives point out that their recommendations for fasteners and connectors are the same as what they have always recommended for use with CCA-treated lumber: hot-dip galvanized or stainless steel.

  • By Stephani L. Miller. According to Mickey Moore, technical director for the Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA), 21/4-inch-strip oak still is the most popular choice for flooring. "One of the biggest trends right now is hand-sculptured hardwood flooring, where surface texture is sculpted into each board by hand to create a random, lived-in appearance," says Steve Bunch, director of business development for Columbia Flooring, whose firm manufactures a hand-sculpted line in eight SKUs.

  • Many materials offer endless options for countertop creativity. Quartz continues to be introduced in ever-more complex hues, whether deep and luxurious, light and ephemeral, or in colors drawn from nature. Laminates simulate natural materials, such as stone and metal, in new shades and textures, as well.

  • Lonnie Cox of Brothers Strong was looking for a way to ventilate upper-story additions along existing roof lines.

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