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    12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

    The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior to building, you could be left confused or disappointed with the process.

    Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

    The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?


    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.


    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.


    Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

    A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration.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

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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

    After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...


    10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

    There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...


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    10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs

    Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...

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    Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

    Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


    Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

    New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


    OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

    Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.


    5 Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Roofer

    Just getting started in roofing? We talked with a roofing industry veteran to find out five things he wishes he...


    5 Highest-Paying States for Roofers

    To net top dollar in the roofing industry, you should move to one of these states

    A First-Person Account of How the Pandemic is Affecting Construction Workers

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 forced the construction industry to adapt. One roofer describes how the lives of he and...


    5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

    Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


    12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

    A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


    National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

    The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...


    Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

    Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.


    Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

    Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


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    Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

    The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


    An Inside Look Into a Truss Factory

    We visited a truss plant and asked about the most common mistakes framers make when installing with trusses.

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    Everything Roofing Pros Should Know About Synthetic Underlayment

    Synthetic underlayment is taking over the roofing industry, which comes as no surprise given all the benefits. Find out why...


    Three Things to Know About Energy Efficient Roofing

    Creating an energy efficient roof will save you money and energy. Here are a few things you need to know...


    Five Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

    A roofing pro explains the ten things you should look for when hiring someone to roof a house


    Roof Venting Basics

    Roof venting 101