Table of Contents 2006

 
  • Construction Products Review: Structural Insulated Panels

    Structural insulated panels (SIPs) have hovered at the far edges of the building industry for decades but have yet to make a large dent in market share. Nevertheless, builders who use these panels say they offer numerous advantages.

     
  • Construction Products Review: Aggregate Concrete

    New technologies are paving the way for the comeback of a once-dated decorative concrete application. Exposed aggregate is turning up in prestigious places like the renovation of the Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif., and is adding a touch of glamour to formerly blah driveway, patio, pool deck...

     
  • Construction Products Review: Aggregate Concrete

    New technologies are paving the way for the comeback of a once-dated decorative concrete application. Exposed aggregate is turning up in prestigious places like the renovation of the Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif., and is adding a touch of glamour to formerly blah driveway, patio, pool deck...

     
  • Exterior Products Review: Architectural Shingles

    Architectural asphalt shingles feature larger exposures, better algae- and weather-resistant properties, and a greater array of warranty options than ever before. That means more ways for pros to highlight increasingly steep roofs; and more opportunities for elevated profits.

     
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS Top 100 (76 -100)

    Tankless water heaters, solar-energy systems, and garage organization packages don't have much in common. But they do share the distinction of being some of the building products readers most wanted to know more about.

     
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS Top 100 (51-75)

    Tankless water heaters, solar-energy systems, and garage organization packages don't have much in common. But they do share the distinction of being some of the building products readers most wanted to know more about.

     
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS Top 100 (26-50)

    Tankless water heaters, solar-energy systems, and garage organization packages don't have much in common. But they do share the distinction of being some of the building products readers most wanted to know more about.

     
  • BUILDING PRODUCTS Top 100 (1-25)

    Tankless water heaters, solar-energy systems, and garage organization packages don't have much in common. But they do share the distinction of being some of the building products readers most wanted to know more about.

     
  • Windows & Doors Review: Windows

    Earlier this year at the International Builders' Show, Marvin Windows and Doors introduced the operable Ultimate Double Hung Magnum window that measures a whopping 10 feet high by 5 feet wide. "The introduction is exciting because it's the first wood window to offer incredibly large sizes that...

     
  • Exterior Products Review: Manufactured Stone

    With lighter weights, lower material costs, and potentially easier applications than the real McCoy, manufactured stone is an increasingly popular choice for building pros.

     
  • Construction Products Review: Energy-Efficient Homes

    Washington, D.C., is known more for filibusters and less for innovative design. For one rain-soaked week last fall, however, innovation was the theme when 18 university teams converged on the city for the Solar Decathlon, a biennial event in which students compete to see who can design, build...

     
  • Construction Products Review: Synthetic Underlayments

    In the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, Grace Construction Products' residential business director Larry Shapiro says he began to hear from distributors that pros were ordering his company's synthetic underlayments rather than the standard protective blue tarps to cover damaged roofs.

     
  • Exterior Products Review: Storm Shutters

    High-wind areas such as Dade County, Fla., have the strictest building codes and require that window openings be made from impact-resistant glass or protected with shutters. Impact-resistant windows and doors offer adequate protection from flying debris, but they cost a pretty penny up to...