Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2013

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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exterior contractor: products Balustrade Systems Fypon's easy-to-install urethane Balustrade Systems resists insects, termites, water, humidity, rot and mildew. The systems feature the look and feel of wood, without the maintenance. The rails, newels and porch posts are reinforced to meet structural requirements. Circle 19 or visit ForResidentialPros. com/10983997 VistaLuxe Collection Kolbe offers casements, awnings, directset windows, in-swing and outswing doors and matching transoms in the VistaLuxe Collection. Designed collaboratively with architects, the window and door lines utilize multiple units to create large expanses of glass, and two profiles are available: the aligned flush style or the setback accent style. Both profiles use minimal, narrow frames to optimize daylight openings and maximize viewing areas. An extruded aluminum exterior provides low-maintenance durability, while a wood interior furthers contemporary design. Circle 20 or visit ForResidentialPros.com/10983975 Slatestone Paving Stones Behr Premium Deckover Slatestone paving stones by Willow BehrPro revives old weathered wood and Creek Concrete Products are engineered concrete surfaces with its Behr Premium to meet the highest performance stanDeckover. The exterior coating features dards and aesthetic demands of contrac100 percent acrylic resin fused with ceramic tors and landscape architects. The pavers microspheres to create a durable, mildewfeature a natural slate texture and come resistant finish that restores and maintains in three shapes to create an easy-to-install areas such as decks, railings, walkways, repeating pattern for a random, natural patios and more. Intended for horizontal appearance. They are suitable for patios, and vertical exterior applications, the coating can cover up to 50 sq. ft. courtyards, walkways, driveways, paths and other outdoor living spaces and work well in standard and permeable appli- in two coats, conceal splinters and cracks up to 1/4 in. and is available in 54 custom color options. cations. Colors include bleu, creme and patina. Circle 22 or visit ForResidentialPros.com/10983241 Circle 21 or visit ForResidentialPros.com/10893604 Corpor ATe noTeS 3D Home Design Software 3D Design Software is quickly becoming a popular tool for the remodeler. Chief Architect, a leading developer of 3D home design software, specializes in powerful yet easy to use software for remodeling. Chief Architect is a sales tool that will help you stand out in contrast to your competition and allow prospective clients to visualize design ideas in 3D. When a client can see the remodeled space during the sales process, it's a key motivator in closing the sale. Chief Architect is also a great up-sell tool enabling the client to see the impact of details like crown molding or arched doorways; all of which add to your bottom line and importantly make happier clients to offer more referrals. The latest release of Chief Architect is very easy to use, even for novice computer users. An extensive video training library assists with learning and an in-house customer service center that offers excellent support. Chief Architect has smart building tools that help create your designs quickly – like automatic roofs, framing and foundations. You can generate a materials list for designated areas, great for estimating For more information circle 41 additions. Creating detailed construction drawings can help you be more productive and turn your projects around quickly for clients. Visit ChiefArchitect.com for a Free Trial version download.

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