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PROGUIDE: Remodeling Social Media for Skeptics and Converts

Don’t let bad reviews get you down. Learn how to manage reviews on social media sites and choose the best social media platforms to drive traffic to your remodeling company during this Oct. 1 webinar.

With the rise in popularity of remodeling photo sharing and pricing on social media, be sure to join NAHB Remodelers and HomeAdvisor for a webinar on Oct. 1 at 2:00-3:00 EST to help industry professionals understand which social media platforms work best for professional remodelers.

Speakers, including the Digital Manager at HomeAdvisor and the Senior Director, NAHB Online Services and Digital Media, will guide remodelers through the pitfalls to avoid when creating profiles, how to handle reviews of any stripe and evaluate the impact of social media engagement on your marketing goals. 

Registration is open now and this webinar counts as one hour of continuing education credit for NAHB professional designations.

ProGuide: Why You Should Consider PVC for Your Next Plumbing Project

Made from polyvinyl chloride, PVC piping is a mixture of plastic and vinyl that is extremely durable and easy to install. This material became popular in home plumbing installations in the 1950s because it offers many advantages over other types of plumbing, including copper, PEX piping and galvanized steel.

Today, PVC, and its more heat-resistant cousin, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), is one of the most widely used materials on the market. Available at nearly any home improvement or hardware store, it is easy to install and it offers a cost-effective alternative to other more expensive types of plumbing.

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Flexibility Meets Durability

Durability is one of the major benefits of PVC plumbing. While copper tubing is physically stronger, PVC, because of its somewhat flexible nature – is more resistant to vibrations, water hammering and even earthquake damage. PVC is also far more durable than PEX piping, which is very flexible, easily damaged and prone to developing kinks when bent to fit around corners. (more…)

ProGuide: Is Your Business Social Media Savvy?

Social networking sites have become the biggest tool in a small to medium sized business’ arsenal and by simply being social the same companies can unlock business growth and market their products and services at very little cost. These days capitalising on your corporate social media presence is integral to a company’s survival, in fact it’s strange to think that just a few tweets and likes could turn into pure profit.

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Whilst you may have a personal love of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram, translating this to your business is not always easy. Wake up to the power of social media, promote your commercial interests and bag those all-important clients and customers with our guide to becoming a socially savvy business. (more…)