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      Pros and Cons of the Most Commonly Used Types of Residential Insulation

      There are a wide variety of insulation types used in the construction industry. Learn the pros and cons of each type here.

      Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

      Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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      Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History

      After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...


      Stuff We Love: Painting Tools

      Be better prepared for anything that comes your way on the job with these three pro painting products we love.


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      What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

      Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...

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      What to Know About the Genie Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

      This wall-mounted garage door opener provides great functionality without sacrificing style.


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      What to Consider When Installing Glass Garage Doors

      A glass garage door isn't just for garages — it also lets you open your living space to the outdoor...


      New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

      The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...


      12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

      Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


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      Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

      Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


      Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

      The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?


      19 Crazy Cool Backyard Putting Greens

      Your golf game may not look tour-ready, but you can feel like a pro by stepping out into one of...


      Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

      The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.

      Construction Training Program for Girl Scouts Launches This Fall

      Only 11 percent of construction workers in 2020 were women. The Home Depot Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the...


      Do These Interior Renovations Actually Help Sell a House?

      Not all interior renovation projects have an equal impact on home value. These are the ones that help a home...


      Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?

      Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.


      When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

      Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


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      7 Marketing Resources for Small Construction Companies

      You don't need a substantial marketing budget to increase sales. Learn how these free and low-cost resources can help your...


      OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

      OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.


      New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

      Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


      Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

      Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.

      The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

      Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.


      Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

      The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


      How to DIY Laundry Shelves

      Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


      Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

      The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...


      Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

      A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


      Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

      The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.