News and Notes

Saturday, Aug 31 2013
Contractors compete to install a Broan Ultra ventilation fan.
Hartford, Wis.-based Broan-NuTone has kicked off a nationwide tour that gives contractors hands-on experience with the Ultra bath ventilation fan and a chance to attend the 2014... Read more »
Monday, Aug 26 2013
ProVia online Visualizer tool
Sugarcreek, Ohio-based ProVia’s ProVia Visualizer is a new online tool that allows homeowners and dealers to preview ProVia products on sample images or their own house photos. “The new... Read more »
Monday, Aug 12 2013
Hartford, Wis.-based Broan-NuTone has developed a product selector that helps builders, contractors and architects select home ventilation products that conform to code and green building... Read more »
Monday, Aug 12 2013
Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed’s new interactive dBstation allows users to test the acoustical performance of wall assemblies built with the company’s SilentFX noise-reducing gypsum board... Read more »
Tuesday, Aug 6 2013
Ever wondered where American renovation habits stood in contrast to other countries such as the United Kingdom? One British company has given us a glimpse. Zopa, a British-based peer-to-peer... Read more »
Monday, Aug 5 2013
A new survey from North Olmsted, Ohio-based Moen reveals that single buyers are affecting home buying and remodeling in a big way. “As more single men and women are purchasing homes by... Read more »
Thursday, Jul 25 2013
HomeZada mobile
HomeZada is a new Web-based service that allows home buyers and homeowners to keep track of all paperwork having to do with the home, as well as manage renovation projects and budgets. “HomeZada... Read more »
Thursday, Jul 25 2013
Criticized in the past for its lax Energy Star program, the Environmental Protection Agency has tightened the requirements for residential refrigerators and freezers and is now encouraging... Read more »
Monday, Jul 1 2013
With his submission of a pair of 1904 pliers, Dan Schmidt is the winner of a Klein Tools promotion to find the company's oldest tool. Found in a swap meet at the Sky Village Meet in Yucca Valley,... Read more »
Thursday, May 23 2013
KWC America, the U.S. division of the Swiss manufacturer, recently unveiled the ZOE kitchen faucet that has an integrated LED light. Designed with fluid forms, the unit features a lever mixer... Read more »