Metal Roofing Combines Impressive Curb Appeal with High Energy Efficiency

Metal Roofing Combines Impressive Curb Appeal with High Energy Efficiency

When metal roofing was in its infancy its purpose was function. Image? Not so much. But today’s metal roofing not only has improved function with great advances in energy efficiency, it has made extensive strides in curb appeal with many...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Residential Roofing Strategies Guide: A Comparison of Roofing Approaches for High-Performance Residential Construction

Residential Roofing Strategies Guide: A Comparison of Roofing Approaches for High-Performance Residential Construction

According to Energy Star, heating and cooling costs the average homeowner more than $1,000 per year, or about half the home's total energy bill. Investing in roofing that can lower those costs can pay off in lower utility bills and...

Type: Guide




Using Green Building Products and Techniques Saves Time and Money

Using Green Building Products and Techniques Saves Time and Money

Some builders tend to focus on energy efficiencies and sustainable initiatives that benefit the homeowner after the home is completed. However, more builders are now realizing that green efforts during the construction phase can save time, money and reduce environmental...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Norbord, Inc.


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Historic Home Renovation Retains Authenticity with Modern Materials

Historic Home Renovation Retains Authenticity with Modern Materials

The homeowners wanted to update and upgrade their 6,000-square-foot home while still preserving the historic nature of the property.

Composite Roof Tiles Stand Up to Hurricane Irma

Composite Roof Tiles Stand Up to Hurricane Irma

Construction on the home was finished just a few weeks before the hurricane hit.

Thank a Framer Campaign Takes Aim at Construction Labor Shortage

Thank a Framer Campaign Takes Aim at Construction Labor Shortage

From 2006 through 2011, the construction industry lost 2.3 million jobs, and many of those people have since found other employment.

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

Research suggest that installing PV on new housing developments could enable residential PV installation savings of 61 percent relative to the Q1 2017 benchmark system price.

8 Winter Maintenance Steps for Homeowners

8 Winter Maintenance Steps for Homeowners

Taking steps to properly maintain your home during the winter months will mean saving money on things like burst pipes and damaged roofs. Regular winter maintenance will also mean a more comfortable home and lower heating bills. Here are the eight most important winter maintenance tips.

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Exterior materials were chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance.

Choosing Natural Stone – Sustainable Beauty with Unique Character

Choosing Natural Stone – Sustainable Beauty with Unique Character

Natural stone remains one of the premier natural design and building materials. Find out why professionals trust natural stone to create a unique look with a minimal impact on the environment.

OSB Plant Re-Opening Revitalizes Manufacturing in Rural America

OSB Plant Re-Opening Revitalizes Manufacturing in Rural America

The demand for high-quality, high-performance building materials has increased tenfold.

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

Although appearing somewhat monumental when first encountered, the residence is actually of a quite intimate scale.

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Two main factors have prevented solar roofs from becoming as mainstream as they ought to be.

New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

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

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

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.

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