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This white paper takes a look at the next generation of sheathing and roof products that are creating a visual sea of green in neighborhoods across the country.
When General Contractor John Price moved to Gulfport, Mississippi, he noticed signiﬁcant rainfall as a crucial jobsite variable year-round. To provide added protection beyond that of traditional oriented strand board (OSB) and felt roof deck assemblies, he uses ZIP System® roof sheathing and tape to build a more resilient sealed roof deck.
For years, building codes have called for attic ventilation to control air and moisture flow. But all too often, HVAC ducts were also located in those unconditioned attics, which led to HVAC systems working harder to meet homeowner demands. This white paper takes a look at the benefits associated with installing ducts in conditioned attic spaces.
Many builders in high-wind zone areas are now building to higher standards to help their customers withstand natural disasters. This white paper looks at one such standard, the FORTIFIED Homes program, and how builders are achieving the certification.
Structural leaks can expose your home to a dangerous health hazard — mold. This white paper identifies one product that is helping builders easily create weather-resistant barriers around windows, doors, corners and irregularly shaped areas of the exterior.
If you’ve ever spent time in a stuffy attic on a hot summer day, you’ve experienced the effects of radiant heat. The roof absorbs the heat, which transfers to other attic surfaces, including air ducts and flooring. This white paper reveals one roofing product that creates a radiant barrier, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
In this age of heightened environmental consciousness, consumers and construction professionals alike strive to build stronger, greener homes. That means continually finding ways to heighten energy efficiency, while lessening environmental degradation in the process. A relatively new innovation that can differentiate a green home is...
The most detrimental outcome of the recent recession is the shortage of skilled labor. Some experts estimate that the labor deficit has added 30 percent to the average time it takes to build a home. This white paper looks at some of the products that builder are using to offset the effects of the labor shortage.
The focus of today's building revolution is on improving housing performance. The changes taking place rival the impact of indoor plumbing, modern electricity and refrigeration from a century ago. Learn about upgrades to major building codes and green certification programs, building science, and strategies that meet green home standards.