Midwest Snips

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Hail of a Season

Summer hail creates a deluge of roofing work, but also accusations against roofers. Don't let your company get caught in the crossfire. Read more

Can a roof ever resist a tornado?
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Can a roof ever resist a tornado?

A fast-moving storm system triggered dozens of tornadoes on Sunday that killed at... Read more

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Collapse: telltale signs not to ignore

Most roof collapses occur when the structure can't sustain extreme loading conditions, such as heavy snows that have caused a number of buildings to fall. But a few collapsed roofs tie directly to the roofing itself, and offer lessons for roofers to  contemplate. Read more

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Foam Backed Siding Makes The Case For Energy Efficiency Foam Backed Siding Makes The Case For Energy Efficiency

Homeowner concerns about energy savings and fuel efficiency are making insulated siding more attractive to siding contractors. Read more

Fewer, Smaller Jobs Make Motivating Salespeople Tougher
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Fewer, Smaller Jobs Make Motivating Salespeople Tougher

Keeping salespeople motivated in a tough economy is no easy job. Read more

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What It's Worth

Many home improvement company owners pride themselves on knowing their fully loaded marketing costs. They should. The difference between, say, the 6% you may think is your fully loaded cost and the 9% it Read more

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Special Financing Section - Resources
Two-Steppers
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Two-Steppers

With telemarketing leads harder to get and media leads ever-dicey, more home... Read more

The 2004 Replacement 100
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The 2004 Replacement 100

For many on this year's Replacement 100 list -- a compilation of the top home... Read more

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