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Protect Homes in High Wind Zones with Roof Sheathing Products

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.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods




Prevent Ice Dams with Low-Voltage Heat

Residents often see significant ice build-up on their roof’s edges in the winter months. These ice dams are created by two basic elements: snow and heat. There are many “fixes” to the ice dam dilemma, but they do not always address the root of the problem. The best way to prevent ice dams is with effective, extra-low voltage radiant heat.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




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

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Follow Proper Nailing Patterns on Roofing to Prevent Callbacks

When the sun is at a particular angle, you can see the outline of the OSB panels on my roof. This causes a ‘windowpane’ effect. Why is this happening and what can I do to prevent it?

Ply Gem Announces HGTV Smart Home 2017 Sponsorship

The luxury home located in Scottsdale, Arizona, will spotlight Simonton’s quality windows products.

Green Home Remodeling Still a Good Investment

Even without tax credits, there are still good investments to be made in remodeling a home to be more energy efficient.

2017 Shingle Color of the Year Reflects Home Color Trends

While a home’s roof typically represents 40% of the home’s exterior, homeowners often miss an opportunity to integrate the roof as part of a color-coordinated exterior.

New Ply Gem Architectural Toolbox Makes it Easier to Create Tailor-Made Designs

The concept of ‘live-work-play’ mixed-use developments is on the rise, with increased demand for walkable urban neighborhoods.

Windows, Siding and Roofing Designs Available in Bold Hues

Bold is beautiful when it comes to the exterior color palette of a home, and some new exterior products emphasize bright bold hues.

Which Home Remodeling Projects Pay Off?

Depending on the project, the average payback nationwide for remodeling projects ranges from as high as 107.7% to as low as 53.9%, depending on the type of project.

A Look Back: Top 10 2016 Green Home Features

From an innovative use of waste products from door manufacturing to new applications for radiant heating, green home inspiration was a major theme for 2016.

Ply Gem Engineered Cedar Shake Roofing Selected as 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year [Video]

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar Shake, which launched in early 2016, is a superior new product in the composite roofing category.

Ply Gem, Darius Rucker Team Up for Habitat For Humanity

The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity.

Industry Reacts to Tesla's Solar Roof Plans

There are still a number of roadblocks to success in the solar shingle market that leading developers found insurmountable.

Tesla Announces New Solar Roof Shingles (video)

With 4 to 5 million new roofs installed in the U.S. each year, there's a big opportunity to tap into the power of the sun with solar shingles.

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.

2016 Energy Awareness Month: Bottom-to-Top Energy Tips for the Home

With 25th anniversary of Energy Awareness Month in October, now is the ideal time for builders and home buyers to select energy efficient products for their home.

Flexible Solar Roof Tiles Wrap Around Curves

Compared to crystalline silicon, Sunflare is flexible and light because it does not use a glass substrate and has thinner layers of semiconductors.

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