BMC Knowledge

Get the scoop and stay in the loop right here. From the newest commodity and market trends to hot building topics, our experts will keep you informed. Being ahead of the game has never been so easy in the dynamic world of building.


It’s always smart to begin with the basics.


The Anatomy of an Interior Door

The ins and outs of interior door systems, from hinges to jambs. Learn More

The Anatomy of an Entry System

Know your options, from materials to sills, it’s all here to help make the right choices. Learn More

Patio Doors

Patio doors can open up a room and extend the living space to the great outdoors... Nice! Learn More

Windows 101

When selecting windows for your project, there's a lot more to consider than just measurements. Learn More

All About Lumber

Sizing, usage, types, and classes – all explained right here for you! Learn More

Nailing it Down

When it’s fastening time, choosing the right type of nail is key to doing the job right. Learn More

Roofing Options

Get informed on sheathing to shingles, and everything in between right here.
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Deal the Deck

Deck building is rapidly becoming a popular home addition. Get in on the action! Learn More

Estimating Worksheet

Every project needs to start somewhere. This estimating spreadsheet and checklist from BuildingAdvisor.com™ can help you get it started strong. Learn More

Siding Options

When it comes to siding, options are plentiful and each has its own set of advantages.
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Paint 101

Paint 101

There is a lot more to paint than just color. Common terminologies are explained here for you. Learn More

Tutorials, ideas, and information can make your vision a reality.


Build Up Moulding Installation

A build up moulding is made by combining several pieces together. Download PDF

Working with AZEK® Trim for Beautifully Crafted Exteriors

An effective, time saving way to add long-lasting beauty. To the exterior of any home. Learn More

Get on board with expert decking instruction and the newest inspirations.


Get Your Deck Up to Code

The new DTT1Z deck tension tie provides a less invasive approach. Download PDF

Deck Connection and Fastening Guide

More than a million decks are built and replaced each year. Download PDF

Building a Spectacular Deck

Bringing together cutting-edge science and all-around style. Learn More

Trend Setting in the World of Decking

The newest trend setter on the decking world’s red carpet. Learn More

Simple Ways to Communicate About Decks

Is there anything more frustrating than a call back? Learn More

Making Sense Out of Cellular PVC Decking

Less maintenance is such a strong selling feature.
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Not All Pressure Treated Wood is the Same

A liquid solution of copper azole preservative is used. Learn More

Choosing the Decking Material that’s Right for You

Get the skinny on all your decking material options. Learn More

A Game Changer in Looks and Style

Designed to completely reinvent the category.
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Trex Decking and Railing Installation Guide

From products to installation to care, it’s all right here. Download PDF

The Benefits of Cedar Decking

Not all cedar boards are alike. It's all about grades and appearance.
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Hardwood Decking – Strength & Beauty

The density of hardwood makes it ideal for decking.
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Trex 2017 Product Guide

In just five steps, go from having a bad case of deck envy to being 100% deck ready. Download PDF