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Home BUILDER - March 2004

Selling a Roof at a Better Profit
Roofing jobs are hard work and there is no advantage in low-balling the price. How to sell roofing contracts at a significantly higher price than the competition...



How soap can rot your exterior walls
By Jon Eakes
Soap is often used to clean house siding, usually with a pressure washer. Soap is also often added to stucco to make it more workable. Soap is good stuff - isn't it? If you believe that, read on...


Caring and Capable
Mary Lawson's rise to the presidency of the Canadian Home Builders' Association will come as no surprise to those who have followed this remarkable grandmother's nation-wide career in the home building industry...

Foundations
Atlantic Canada new home builders are the most prolific R-2000 builders in the country and are known for progressive methods of construction. Many of them say they are now answering demand for Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) in home construction. In fact, white-walled ICF homes are more common across Atlantic Canada than anywhere else in the country ...


Window & Door Options
Changes in consumer tastes - and climate - convince builders to look beyond vinyl.
The Canadian window and patio door market has been dominated by white vinyl windows for a number of years as the strength of this cost-effective, prefinished material has proven popular. However, both new home buyers and builders have expressed a growing interest in colour choices to the exterior as well as different finishes to the interior…

EnviroHome Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Canadian new home builders met a challenge to showcase the best new housing in the world
Ken Kaltiainen of Taylor Made Homes in Sudbury, Ontario, was rushing this winter to complete the city's first EnviroHome and handle requests for information from local media and the public. "The response to the house is unbelievable," Kaltiainen said...


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