Choose the Right Window Operating Type for Your Home

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. One often-overlooked aspect of windows is the operating type of window. This white paper defines a variety of operating types and helps you choose the best one for your home.


Moisture management and mold resistance

Mold in a home can make its inhabitants uncomfortable and increases the risk of respiratory illness. Aside from its health effects, mold can severely damage structures if allowed to multiply unabated. The key to controlling mold starts with prevention

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.

Basic winterization tips for your home

The cold weather months are coming. Getting your home ready for the sliding temperatures and wet chilly weather means performing some basic tasks.

Resilient roofing: clay and concrete tile can help protect homes from inclement weather and fire

Roof materials can either make or break the home’s ability to withstand climate shift events.

Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy reminds us to be prepared

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeastern coast of the United States. The effect of Sandy’s devastation continues to be felt throughout the region.

Be prepared for hurricanes at any time

There is still almost a month and a half left in Hurricane season, which officially began on June 1st. Though fewer storms seem to be forming at the end of this season, only a few years ago we learned that deadly storms could happen at any time.

Family loves their high performance home remodel (photos)

"The kitchen and breakfast nook are the epicenter of the house, and we spend lots of family time there.”

Gutter problems

Problems with the gutters on a home can create major headaches for any homeowner. Taking proper care of the gutters from installation to seasonal cleanings is important in maintaining the integrity of your home against water damage.

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

Sammy the Star™ ENERGY STAR educational program introduces environmental stewardship to elementary students

Third graders at Centreville Elementary School, Fairfax, VA were introduced to “Sammy the Star™” in an informative presentation on renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and the importance of the ENERGY STAR logo.

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Metal Roofing delivers 
peak performance in storm prone Colorado

The eighth most expensive hailstorm in Colorado’s history resulted in an estimated $213.3 million in Denver metropolitan area property damage.

Home makeover winners working on building envelope (video)

A weather-tight home is the goal, as a combination of roofing, housewrap and accessory products are installed on the exterior of the winner's home.

One quick way to add continuous insulation to any home (infographic)

If you're looking for an insulation strategy for a new or existing home, insulated vinyl siding just might be the answer.

Colorado Zero Net Energy Home also built for low maintenance

Recently built in the mountains of Fraser, Colorado, the home is situated at 8,000 feet with an average annual temperature of 34 degrees F.

Spray coating gives the looks and feel of granite and stone

Natural stone is usually considered as a premier building material because of its unique character, elegance, and stability.

New wall system cuts lumber content and boosts performance

Builders can shift costs in a building design to where it delivers the most performance with a new wall system from BASF.

Polystyrene foam insulation certified for recycled content

Dow's STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene foam insulation products in North America have received validation from UL Environment that they contain 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content on average.

Find the path to building sustainability with continuous insulation

To help building professionals understand the value of continuous insulation, Boral launched the “Continuous Insulation and the Path to Sustainability” podcast.

You'll never guess where this green home is being built

Here's a new take on a green home – the green is from the football field of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Marvin Windows honors Architects Challenge winners

Marvin Windows and Doors has announced the winners of its seventh annual Architects Challenge, the first year the company has honored projects in various segments.

Top 11 ways to add value to your home

With the real estate marketing heating up, it may be a good time to invest in making your home more desirable.

New stone veneers add sustainable exterior cladding options

Manufactured exterior veneer products can replace stone and brick with sustainable, low maintenance options.

Ply Gem exterior products featured on new renovation series HOME FREE

Each week on the FOX series HOME FREE, hard-nosed contractor Mike Holmes will lead nine couples in renovating a run-down home

Detroit family wins $100k home makeover

The lucky family will receive a complete renovation including siding, decking, railing, roofing, insulation and more.

Tips for buying the best windows for your home

Choosing the type of window for your home can have a significant impact on the performance and comfort of your home.

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