Technology offers a cost-effective alternative to site-built framing.
Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Builders and homeowners love the look of traditional natural finishes, but the maintenance headaches can be a real downer.
Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.
By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.
12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.
The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.
Managing moisture on exterior walls is always a challenge, but there's a new solution for stone, stucco and brick veneers.
Quake Zone sheathing from Norbord is designed to help builders meet seismic building codes with faster construction time and less waste.
Raised heel trusses, sometimes called Energy Trusses, are a great way to add insulation to the attic of a home.
As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.
New active building materials can help make homes safer and more comfortable by directly affecting the environment.
Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.
Sheathing that can stand up to the weather helps builders deliver a better quality home.
Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.
As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.
Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.
An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.
One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.