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Steel Roofs Can Last As Long As The Buildings They CoverSteel Roofs Can Last As Long As The Buildings They Cover

A new study finds that certain metal roof systems can last at least 60 years. Read more

IBS/KBIS: The Final Product CountdownIBS/KBIS: The Final Product Countdown

IBS and KBIS 2015 are just days away; if you're going to be at the show, make sure your plans include stopping by these companies' booths to see their hot new products.  Read more

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Recycled Fiberboard May Boost Green BuildingRecycled Fiberboard May Boost Green Building

Green Building Elements showcases a new environmentally-friendly building material: Ecor, a high-strength yet lightweight natural corrugated fiberboard. Read more

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Is OSB Airtight?Is OSB Airtight?

Builders and researchers are beginning to find air can leak right through oriented strand board. Read more

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Turn Up the Heat: Five Fantastic Fireplaces Turn Up the Heat: Five Fantastic Fireplaces

As temperatures continue to drop, these new fireplaces provide a spot that everyone will want to gather around for warmth. Read more

Home Depot's Phish Pitch
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Home Depot's Phish Pitch

Home Depot today emailed the millions of customers whose email addresses were... Read more

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Home Depot: And the Breach Goes OnHome Depot: And the Breach Goes On

Home Depot said Thursday that 53 million customer email addresses were stolen in a breach of its payment systems earlier this year. Read more

Look Ahead: IBS/KBIS 2015 Preview
Look Ahead: IBS/KBIS 2015 Preview

The countdown to January's International Builders' Show and the Kitchen and Bath... Read more

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Log On: Whole Lumber Offers Holistic Benefits Log On: Whole Lumber Offers Holistic Benefits

Strength, sustainability, and beauty come together when building with round timber—trees that have not been milled or converted to lumber. Read more

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Untapped Material: Industrial Hemp's Potent Potential

Though it's been slow to gain acceptance in the United States, industrial hemp may be a key building material of the future. Read more

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