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Homeowners Seeking 'Last Roof' Drive Metal Sales

After a lull brought on by the recession, the growth of metal roofing seems set to resume as more roofing companies and home improvement contractors enter the market. Read more

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What You Can Learn From Lowe's $6.5 Million Job-Classification Payout

Treating independent contractors like paid employees without giving them a full-timer's benefits is a recipe for disaster. Lowe's learned. Here's advice from a construction law expert on how you can avoid a similar fate. Read more

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Ready Seal Gives Outdoor Lumber a Facelift

From decks to siding, Ready Seal offers an easy-to-apply stain and sealer in one. Read more

Plan for Weather to Keep Your Backlog in Check
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Plan for Weather to Keep Your Backlog in Check

This winter has wreaked havoc on the scheduling practices of many replacement... Read more

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Make Sure Your Website Is Smartphone-Ready

An ever-increasing amount of the traffic coming to your website originates from people using mobile devices. This guide offers answers to the hows and whys of "mobilizing" a business website. Read more

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How Warranties Can Help You Sell Roofing Jobs

For a growing number of companies that install a top-quality roof, long-term workmanship warranties for roofing jobs are a potent marketing and sales tool. (And yes, that part about "top-quality," that's essential.) Read more

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Unplug for the Holidays With These 5 Digital Detox Plans

Is your digital device turning you into a hyperactive distraction addict? It's time to turn it all off and give your brain a well-deserved rest for the next two weeks. Here's how to eliminate the temptation. Read more

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How the Power of Suggestion Can Help You Upsell Siding

When it comes to siding upsells, what is it that ultimately convinces homeowners that spending more money on a siding job makes sense? Design. But there's more to it than that. Read more

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8 Great Products from the 2013 Deck Expo

Editors from Professional Deck Builder magazine toured the floor of the 2013 Deck Expo and found a range of great products and tools to use on your next deck. Read more

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Planning Prepares You for Deck Jobs of Any Size

Prep work up front can make that daunting six-figure deck-and-more job fully manageable. Read more

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