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September 2020

How the right flashing helps prevent damaging window leaks

According to water intrusion expert Gene Summy of TLS Laboratories, about 80% of the time a water leak isn’t actually caused by the window or door, but by the flashing materials or application method used around the window or door.

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August 2020

Renovation can be worth it for you and your clients

Exterior renovations and home remodeling projects have historically helped builders stay profitable in tough economic times. Done properly, with the right materials, exterior renovation upgrades can also help homeowners enjoy years of greater energy efficiency and moisture protection.

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July 2020

Category Management Best Practices

Your Goal: Get the most sales/profit from the fewest SKU’s and least lineal shelf space, of course while maintaining sufficient variety to keep the majority of your customers satisfied. Smart retailers know that inventory ties up cash. Having not just less inventory, but the right inventory frees up cash for other uses.

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July 2020

Making a sill pan has never been easier, or more affordable

For today’s WRB-wrapped residential and commercial structures, guarding rough window openings against water and air leakage is essential. Preformed sill pans and rigid pieces offer an effective way to get the job done, but they can be a bit expensive.

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July 2020

Square away pipe penetrations with FortiSeal®

Keeping exterior wall pipe penetrations free from air and water leaks is a must for today’s WRB-wrapped structures. To create a weatherproof seal around these penetrations, builders usually employ some combination of caulking, flexible or non-flexible flashing tape, and/or spray foams.

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June 2020

Understand your product warranty – not all are the same

A number of manufacturers in our industry offer product warranties. Moisture intrusion can be a costly problem to solve, since weather barriers are inside the walls. Destructive sampling is generally the only way to get to the root of the problem.

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