High-quality air is easy amenity to sell
Two decades ago, no one thought people would pay a buck fifty for an element that flows freely across our planet, but today bottled water is a $10 billion industry. Now, it's air's turn.
Adapting to changes in cost and environment
The energy crisis, as we called it back then, spurred a flurry of energy conservation. The northern New England company I worked for in 1976 was an early adopter of 2x6 framing and later of foam sheathing to boost insulation levels. Double-pane windows, which were not well known at the time, soon became standard fare, as did set-back thermostats and more efficient HVAC appliances.
That's a Wrap!
Originally made to prevent air and water infiltration, housewrap products now are...
Products incorporate anti-bacterial properties
Germ paranoia among consumers seems to have reached an all-time high. That makes...
Remodel provides host of challenges
The transformation of the 1977 ranch house with its cramped box of a kitchen to a...
Jordan and his wife, Juanita, allege that the moisture caused some $2.6 million worth of damage due to rot and mold.