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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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