Entry Doors with Customized Efficiency and Style for Homeowners

A drafty door is one of the most common points of heat loss in a home during cold months, as well as air conditioning loss in the summer months. Doors are exposed to harsh elements, constantly being subjected to snow, sleet, rain and direct sunshine. This white paper identifies insulated door products available on the market to today.

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Take control of shades and awnings with your phone

While insulating walls is a key factor in energy savings, shutters and sun screens can function as dynamic insulation to help make your home more comfortable and save energy.

Making more efficient homebuilding decisions with mobile applications

In the world of home building and design, efficiency is key – both in timing and cost. Advancements in building materials technology have worked to accelerate home construction, while computer programs have simplified blueprinting, planning and allocating job responsibilities.

Hi-tech options boost daylighting alternatives

Although homeowners might be intrigued by high-tech devices, they're ultimately looking for daylighting solutions that bring more comfort to their home.

Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation offers a combination of sustainability in production in the built environment as well as a high level of resiliency.

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

What is poly-ash?

Ideal for exterior trim and siding applications, the poly-ash structure consists of more than 70 percent recycled or rapidly renewable materials...

Automated windows shades win the battle against the sun

With the right windows, sunlight can be transformed from problem into an asset by designing windows to manage heat and light.

Saint Gobain builds sustainability into new office space

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.

Huff and puff wolf, you won't hurt this house made of brick and stone

With an emphasis on a durable building envelope, brick and stone will play a key role in the performance of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

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Tiny house gets modern design flair

Tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, and a new line offers a modernist look and sustainable building practices.

Defensive building products expanding with Jersey Shore rebuild

As the weather takes a turn for the worse, unprotected lumber on building sites is vulnerable to moisture-related problems.

Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

Composite SIP system replaces 6 building products

Building with composite structural insulated panels can replace six building products while delivering a continuously insulated building envelope.

Home makeover winners choosing Certainteed exterior products (video)

The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio, is remodeling their 100-year-old home after winning the 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest from CertainTeed.

Cost effective green building starts with energy efficient windows

To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.

Are you missing the connection between Shark Week and green building?

Shark Week, the long-running summer Discovery Channel event devoted to all things shark, may seem to have a tenuous connection to green building.

Boral low-maintenance siding offers the look of wood

New siding options offer the look of traditional wood without the headaches of high maintenance.

Hurricane-proof windows tested by a 2x4 shot out of a cannon (video)

If an object hits a window and shatters during a storm, wind and water get into the home causing further damage as well as potential harm to anyone inside.

4 reasons you're wrong for not considering vinyl siding for your green home

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding was used on nearly 30 percent of all new homes built in 2012, more than any other cladding material.

4 ways to stick it to your utility company

Rising temperatures bring rising energy bills so ways to save on utility bills become top of mind, and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.

Does your home measure up? Top characteristics that sell homes

Making the right home improvements can pay off when it comes time to sell, but which ones attract homebuyers? The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of Homes Built in 2013 Report show that homeowners prefer the pleasure...

Demand growing for reclaimed timbers in green building projects

Building professionsals are looking to reclaimed wood from tear downs as a way to incorporate a rustic design texture as well as green building concepts into their new projects. One provider of reclaimed timbers, New Energy Works, has seen a...

Stronger building codes urged to help homes survive tornadoes

After three deadly tornadoes in less than 15 years, Moore, Oklahoma strengthened its building codes.

Add curb appeal and value during National Home Improvement Month

During National Home Improvement Month in May, professional contractor Mark Clement offers tips to upgrade a home's curb appeal, which will increase the value of a house and make a positive impact on visitors. "According to Remodeling magazine's 2014 Cost...

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