NARI NewsWatch
May. 20, 2015

Don't let your frustrations affect your team
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
How you react when a customer, subcontractor or employee does something that strikes a nerve? In his NARI blog post, industry speaker/consultant Shawn McCadden, says that the way you handle the situation makes a statement about your professionalism and can leave a lasting impression.More

Why should I become certified?
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
When you achieve a NARI certification, it identifies you as a dedicated professional and acknowledges your personal achievements, improves your level of practice and highlights you as an industry leader. More

Monitoring customer satisfaction by GuildQuality
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Register for the upcoming complimentary industry trends webinar presented by GuildQuality on Tues., May 26 at noon CT (1 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). All NARI U events qualify for one CEU. Contact for registration assistance. More

Get noticed, enhance your listing
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Increase your exposure on the consumer side of NARI's Website by enhancing your listing under "Find a Professional Remodeler." It's easy to do and takes just a few minutes.More

Be recognized as a top remodeler!
Qualified Remodeler
The deadline to enter your business for consideration in Qualified Remodeler's annual Top 500 Remodelers list is May 29.


Remodeling Design Awards
The entry deadling for the Remodeling Design Awards has been extended to May 29.More

EPA lead paint rule opt-out reintroduced in Congress
Legislation designed to allow homeowners to opt out of a law requiring contractors to take precautions when working on walls painted before 1978 has been reintroduced in Congress. The proposal would make lead-safe work practices optional in homes where no children or pregnant women live.More

Avoid more work by getting your building enclosure design right
Energy Vanguard Blog via Professional Remodeler
Not many homes or projects have detailed framing plans, and according to building science expert Allison Bailes, this only leaves more work for later. Bailes shares a picture of a garage under construction in Georgia, which has I-joists make up the ceiling framing. "It's not a simple matter to do the blocking and air sealing required here," Bailes writes. "Yes, it can be done, but it's going to be a lot of work."More

Bath remodeling jobs edge out kitchen improvements
National Association of Home Builders
The NAHB's quarterly survey of the Remodeling Market Index found that the most common job performed by NAHB Remodelers in 2014 was bathroom remodeling. Bathroom remodeling was listed by 78 percent of survey respondents, narrowly topping kitchen remodeling, which was listed by 77 percent of respondents. The two categories were significantly higher than all the others on the list.More

Tesla's Powerwall: The next big thing in new homes?
Homebuilders might one day offer Tesla's new Powerwall as part of an energy-efficiency package that includes rooftop solar panels and promises to slash a new homeowner's electricity bills. But it might be a while before the carmaker's power pack, designed to store solar electricity for use after dark or during a power outage, boots backup generators from the builder's menu of optional upgrades.More