At the 2014 International Builders' Show, John Stephenson, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem, unveils the company's first venture into roofing with the debut of new engineered slate roofing. Ply Gem, a manufacturer of exterior building products, added roofing to its extensive lineup of more than 20 exterior home product categories.
The International Builders’ Show kicks off the building season for 2014 bringing together the best and brightest in the construction industry. It’s where builders and others in the industry learn about the latest trends in building homes and commercial buildings....
Sustainably produced building materials reduce the environmental impact of the housing industry.
At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers. Watch the Future of Green Building - Part 2.
Largest net-zero community features metal panels in roof, wall and canopy installations.
Homeowners don't have to sacrifice style for renewable energy.
The City of Brotherly Love has just cut the ribbon on one of the greenest neighborhoods in the U.S. It's also affordable.
At the Greenbuild Expo in Philadelphia, Boral's Kayla Kratz reviews some of the sustainable building products that Boral offers. Roofing and exterior cladding made from durable materials provides a green approach to building that can save on repairs and maintenance...
An interview with Martha Strick of CertainTeed at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. Martha tells us about the Apollo II PV Roofing System and how it integrates into the roof of new and existing homes. It's low-profile, aesthetically pleasing and decreases waste from shingles.
Christian Nolte of Metal Sales at Greenbuild in Philadelphia explains how Metal Sales' products fit into a green home, including the recyclability, durability, and performance of metal roofing and siding.
An interview with Tara Murray of Benjamin Obdyke at Greenbuild in Philadelphia. Benjamin Obdyke is one of America's leading providers of high quality roof ventilation and wall moisture management building products. Tara explains how their roof ventilation and moisture management...
Solatube tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach.
You better hurry to get your federal green home tax credits, as a bunch will expire in just a few weeks.
Prefab home meets LEED Platinum and Energy Star requirements.
Innovative products point the way to better buiiding systems.
Condo association loves the long life with no maintenance.
Metal siding and roofing blend with other exterior materials for a unique design and high performance.
Find out the latest in cool roofing options when Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher, talks to the Tapco Group while at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
GAF's Certified Green Roofer program encourages greener business practices by paying companies for recycling roofing materials. To date, the two-year-old program has paid more than $60,000 in incentive money to participating contractors. Martin Grohman, GAF's director of sustainability, says that...
In many municipalities around the country, metal drip edge flashing is not required by code. However, I would highly suggest going above and beyond code on this building aspect.