Use Cool Roof Technology for Home Energy Efficiency

Use Cool Roof Technology for Home Energy Efficiency

Often, the roof is the least energy efficient part of a home. According to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, about 30 percent of a home's energy is used for heating and cooling, and about half of that is due to heated...

Type: White Paper




How to Use Metal Roofing for Sustainable Building Practices

How to Use Metal Roofing for Sustainable Building Practices

A roof does more for your home than keep the rain out. It's an integral part of a home's building envelope. And a good roof will offer benefits that go far beyond simply keeping the rain away. Homeowners and residential...

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Metal Sales Equips New Net-Zero Energy Prototype Home

Metal Sales Equips New Net-Zero Energy Prototype Home

The first-ever Proud Green Home built in Serenbe incorporates a variety of green building techniques and products. The home showcases and documents the performance of the latest residential green building technologies and products – much of the home's aesthetic appeal and performance is due to the roof and wall panels from Metal Sales.

Type: Case Study




Metal Sales Architectural Systems

Metal Sales Architectural Systems

Metal Sales roof and wall systems offer the design versatility to make a remarkable impression. Metal Sales quality products come in a variety of profiles, widths, and gauges. They can be curved, perforated, and color coated to any desired look – limited only by your imagination.

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Create Architectural Variety with High-Performance Windows in Green Home Design

Create Architectural Variety with High-Performance Windows in Green Home Design

Many of the high-profile homes that make headlines for their performance reflect a modernist design approach. This fact has left the impression that only a boxy, Euro-style home can be energy efficient. This white paper disproves that assumption and provides an overview of the versatility that windows bring to architectural design.

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Design Your High-Performance Home with a Historic Style

Design Your High-Performance Home with a Historic Style

Who says you have to sacrifice style for performance? Today's high performance homes can offer energy savings, improved comfort and low maintenance while offering a wide range of architectural styles to meet any tastes. This white paper explores the concept...

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Ply Gem Windows are a Featured Element of The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Ply Gem Windows are a Featured Element of The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

This white paper explores how Ply Gem Windows are making The Proud Green Home at Serenbe a beautiful net-zero home.

Type: White Paper




How Windows Contribute to Energy-Efficient Homes

How Windows Contribute to Energy-Efficient Homes

This white paper explores the role that windows play in the thermal envelope and how to select the right windows for your home.

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Make Sustainable Vinyl Siding a Part of Your Green Home

Make Sustainable Vinyl Siding a Part of Your Green Home

Make an environmentally responsible choice that can also beautify your home with vinyl siding.

Type: White Paper




Cut Your Heating and Cooling Costs with Energy Efficient Low-E Glass Windows

Cut Your Heating and Cooling Costs with Energy Efficient Low-E Glass Windows

Windows in your home let the sunshine in. But they can also be a source of heat gain and loss for your home. That means using more energy to heat and cool your home, which translates to higher energy costs and a greater environmental impact.

Type: White Paper




The Green Home Effect

The Green Home Effect

If you're interested in green building, you're not alone. Green building is a growing movement, and more homeowners are including sustainable materials in their home plans.

Type: White Paper




Exterior Home Design Elements that Work Together

Exterior Home Design Elements that Work Together

This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, discusses the benefits and strategies of creating a Designed Exterior home.

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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