New product announcements: 03/17/2010 Attic Ventilation: Solar-Powered The Broan Solar-Powered Attic Ventilator is a simple solution for temperature regulation in residential attics. The ventilator requires no external power source and helps regulate the temperature in the attic, reducing the load on the building’s heating and cooling system. The panel’s laminate can withstand rough weather and high winds, and the trim color can be set to match the surrounding rooftop. The ventilator qualifies for a federal tax credit. Broan-NuTone; 800-558-1711; www.broan.com Modular Heavy-Load Trailer: Adjustable Length The Fontaine Magnitude 55MX heavy-load trailer has a clear deck that, when retracted, is 29 ft
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.