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Choose a Metal Roof for Your Residential Solar Panel Mounting System

More and more homeowners are choosing to add solar power to their high-performance homes, but they may overlook an important factor: the roof under the solar panels. This white paper, sponsored by Louisville, Ky.-based Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, explores the...

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Metal Roofing FAQ's - Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered by Roofing Experts

Classic Metal Roofing Systems takes a leadership role in all industry associations. The Classic Metal Roofing team is known for their experience, knowledge, and willingness to help homeowners no matter what type of roofing product they are considering. You’ve got questions, and they’ve got answers!

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Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems




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...

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New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

The solar tool gives users a clear idea of what the home will look like with the panels installed.

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Next Generation Roof Decks Help Fortify Homes Against Storms

On projects for Sapphire Homes in Gulfport, MS, general contractor John Price has to deal with a lot of rain. Rain is an almost daily reality on build sites in the coastal city, and that can spell trouble for roofs. Price relies on roof deck products that help achieve quick rough dry-in and ensure long-term durability under potential storm threats.


Q&A with Green Builder Carl Seville

An interview with Carl Seville of SKCollaborative, a green home rater and experienced green building trainer and consultant about his perspective on the importance of continuous insulation and managing moisture in the walls of high performance homes.

First Net Zero Energy Apartments Go Live in Los Angeles

It is the first project in Los Angeles where people can rent "eco-green" units.

Restored 1800s Dairy Barn Celebrates Timeless Style

Built a decade ago, the house sits ethereally on the edge of pond at the base of the Tetons.

How to Flash Windows to Avoid Leaks

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home, flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas like windows.

Effective Path to Passive House Standards

One of the key components of the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) standards is a tight building envelope. There are many paths to achieve the standard, confirmed with a blower door test to measure the air changes per hour that a home can acheive.

Utilizing Raised-Heel Trusses will Improve HERS Rating

We already know that raised-heel trusses save you time. But raised-heel trusses can also save you material and money.

Building Resilient Homes

With severe weather events on the rise, it makes sense to make sure your home is prepared for the worst that Mother Nature has to throw at it.

Ply Gem Supports Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America

Homebuilders in more than 70 communities across the U.S. will volunteer to help build, rehab or repair more than 200 homes as part of the initiative.

The Importance of Attic Ventilation

While it may seem counterintuitive to insulate an attic for warmth and then install vents that allow outside air in, ventilating your attic is key to reducing moisture, avoiding mold and preventing the formation of ice dams.

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.

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