Homeowner's Guide to Roofing - What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Roof

Homeowner's Guide to Roofing - What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Roof

Shopping for a roof for your home can be a nightmare. There are so many types and styles of products. It can be a confusing, frustrating, and difficult project to embark on. This guide, developed by Classic Metal Roofing Systems,...

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Deliver Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Green Home Construction

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Deliver Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Green Home Construction

It's important to look at the total cost of home ownership over a long period of time, and also to include some aspects that may not have dollar signs attached to them. This white paper reviews two of the key overall benefits of ICF construction: energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

If you'd like to live in a green energy-efficient home but think it's too expensive, think again. Today homebuilders can use surprisingly affordable building technology that offers significant benefits in energy efficiency, safety and home comfort for little to no cost difference compared to traditional building methods.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.

Type: Infographic




Coordinate Your Home's Style with Exterior Design

Coordinate Your Home's Style with Exterior Design

Designing the exterior look and feel of a home can be a daunting task. However, working with a company that can serve as a single source for all the necessary exterior elements, ranging from vinyl siding to trim, can help you create a beautiful, customized home exterior that is also energy efficient and easy to maintain.

Type: White Paper




How to Use Engineered Slate Roofing for Stylish Performance in a Green Home

How to Use Engineered Slate Roofing for Stylish Performance in a Green Home

Natural slate has been a favorite roofing material, but building with it is often a costly undertaking. Fortunately engineered slate provides a cost-effective and attractive alternative to natural slate. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, explores some of the advantages that come from using engineered slate in your home project.

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Build Your Home with a High-Performance Thermal Envelope for Improved Energy Efficiency and Comfort

Build Your Home with a High-Performance Thermal Envelope for Improved Energy Efficiency and Comfort

With today's green building technology, it's easy to think that all it takes to achieve a high-performance home is to choose the right products. This white paper reveals the importance of the thermal envelope and how windows, cladding, and air sealing can work together to improve the performance of your home.

Type: White Paper




Boost Your Home's Value with a Green Building Certification

Boost Your Home's Value with a Green Building Certification

This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, a manufacturer of a wide range of home exterior products, reviews some of the most well-known green building certification programs. Green building certification can pay off not only in lower energy bills and greater comfort, but also in value for your home.

Type: White Paper




How to Choose Sustainably Manufactured Home Exterior Products

How to Choose Sustainably Manufactured Home Exterior Products

From the products we use to build them to the energy they use every day, our homes have a large impact on the environment. That’'s why building companies are developing products that have a lower environmental impact. This white paper reviews looks at some of the ways that exterior building products offer sustainable options for your home project.

Type: White Paper




Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

Type: Guide




Choose the Right Window Operating Type for Your Home

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.

Type: White Paper




How to Select High Performance Windows for Your Home

How to Select High Performance Windows for Your Home

Heating and cooling costs are a big part of household's budget. You can take control of those costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home. This white paper reviews some of the key features to consider when selecting windows.

Type: White Paper





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The exterior of a house is designed to protect the home from the elements, but is also a vital part of a home's visual appeal.  There are many choices when it comes to the external finish of a home.  Important factors to consider are also environmental and energy savings.

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