Insulated sheathing helps seal building envelope

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Composite insulated sheathing stops water and airflow in new or retrofitted homes and apartments.

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Sustainable siding offers durable options for exterior style and durability

Fiber cement siding has been recognized as a sustainable building product in a survey of green building professionals.

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

Make outdoor living a part of your green home design

Gone are the days of home interiors 
and exteriors being treated as separate spaces.

Do you know which home remodeling projects pay off?

Curb appeal is the most important factor in a home remodeling project, but homeowners may need help in choosing the best projects, according to a recent survey.

Engineered slate roof offers performance and sustainable production

With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.

Window designs deliver energy efficiency and durability

Green projects, like energy efficient window replacement, are expected to double over the next five years.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

New exterior products inspire and educate homeowners

When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color
 and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.

New home quality mark designed to battle fuel poverty in the UK

Homes in Britain are among the oldest in Europe, and the cost of heating properties that leak heat is leading to fuel poverty for many residents.

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Reflective technology delivers fade-proof vinyl siding

Sun exposure can lead to fading on exterior cladding, such as siding and wood products. Until now, building professionals didn't have many options beyond a new coat of paint.

Get high performance folding glass walls and window systems with wood style

As folding glass walls and tilt-turn windows become more popular with homeowners, there are new options in true wood to fit any style of home.

Cladding system creates air barrier for better energy efficiency

A new cladding panel installation system does more than hold panels – it also helps improve building performance.

Sign up to win HGTV Smart Home 2015

The modern Austin farmhouse is in keeping with the city’s “Imagine Austin” development plan and the McMansion ordinance that limits the size and configuration of new homes in central Austin.

Family is thrilled with exterior makeover final reveal

Check in on the winners of the CertainTeed 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest, who won a $75,000 exterior transformation of their home.

Create a dramatic transition from indoors to outdoors

Sacrificing home aesthetics for storm safety is a thing of the past.

Composite SIPs provide air sealing and continuous insulation

Composite structural insulated panels uses a polymer skin bonded to rigid polyurethane foam for an airtight, continuously insulated wall system.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

Foam-cement block wall system passes hurricane testing

There's a new option for building homes to stand up to the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.

Enter to win the $100,000 CertainTeed home makeover contest

Now accepting video entries, the hugely popular annual Living Spaces Home Makeover Contest encourages homeowners to creatively showcase their wish lists for a dream house exterior redesign.

Reclaimed timber finds new life in a lake home

Custom timber frames structures using antique, FSC certified timbers were reclaimed from the industrial and agrarian structures America was built on and to put new use in a custom home.

Survey: upgrades to boost home prices by 10%

With housing prices at recent highs, it’s a great time to sell; and still-low interest rates also makes it a good time to buy a home.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.

Stop drafts and save on home energy bills this winter

Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, cold drafts and wasted energy. Overlooked holes in the home can have the same effect

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