Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

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Sponsor: Rhino Linings

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Energy-conscious homeowners have realized substantial energy savings and increased comfort in new and existing homes with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. SPF insulation has dual benefits because it provides an air seal and insulation in one product. This white paper...

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Sponsor: Rhino Linings

Metal Roofing Provides Cool Cash Savings on Utilities

There was a time when American homeowners, for the most part, simply thought the only roofing was asphalt shingles. Roofs were heavy and hot. Today, homeowners look for attributes that reduce monthly expenditures, have a minimal impact on the environment and provide curbside appeal. These attributes can be found under one kind of roof...

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Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems

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Engineered slate roofing is a cost effective option that offers durability and natural appearance

The roof of a home provides protection from moisture and can add valuable visual interest to a home.

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

Options expand for cool roof colors and synthetic slate with natural appeal

Options for durable, no maintenance roof products with the look of natural slate and wood are expanding.

Maintaining slate roofing

Historic slate roofing is beautiful and a well-maintained slate roof can last for many years. Here are some simple maintenance tips that can help a homeowner extend the life of their roof and keep it looking as beautiful as the...

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

There's nothing like the look of a cedar shake roof, but no one likes the maintenance that goes with it.

Engineered slate tiles deliver long life and sustainability

Composite roofing products are designed to authentically replicate the look of a natural weathered cedar shake and shingles and slate.

Put ice dam build-up at bay with low-voltage radiant heat

Residents in the northern half of the United States often see significant ice build-up on their roof’s edges in the winter months. Here is a heating solution to prevent snow buildup and ice damming on roofs, valleys, eaves, and gutters.

5 green building materials for your home

You can limit a home’s environmental impact by using green building materials, which helps to reduce the home’s carbon footprint.

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.

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.

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.

Easy home maintenance tips that can save you money

Proper maintenance of the home and appliances will prevent costly repairs or replacements and will add to the efficiency with which your home runs. Here are a few items to keep an eye on that may be slipping under your home-maintenance radar.

6 Signs of an Aging Roof

Even with the best level of care, there will come a time when a roof will have to be replaced.

Metal roofing ready to tackle, wind, rain, fire & earthquakes

Metal roofing is known as a sustainable, durable choice for many green homes. But it can also stand up to the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.

Metal cool roof delivers energy savings with style

Cool roof certified roofing materials help reduce the heating load of a home, and can mimic any style.

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