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A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

t the 2017 International Builder's Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, thousands of building professionals got a look at some of the latest products that will wind up in homes and buildings across the country.

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.

Sheathing System Cuts Home Building Time and Boosts Building Envelope Sealing

On a residential or commercial building site, time equals money, so building professionals are interested in shortening the process while maintaining quality.

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.

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.

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.


Reclaimed Red Pine Reshaped for Floors and Woodwork (video)

After 124 years in this factory, these timbers and planks will begin a new life.

Installers love installation ease of manufactured stone (video)

ProVia is eating its own cooking, so to speak, installing the new Terra Cut manufactured stone on its new facility in southeast Ohio.

14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

What are good remodeling and home improvement ideas and which should you avoid when you want to increase the resale value of your house?

Fiber cement moving from siding to backyard decks

A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks.

Use stone veneer to instantly boost a home's curb appeal

Adding stone veneer to your home is an easy project that instantly boosts a home’s appearance and value.

PVC trim handles tough exterior duty with no upkeep

Today, people want the beauty of wood without the high cost of maintenance that goes with it. That’s why they’re turning to cellular PVC products.


Composite shakes deliver the look of real cedar without the maintenance

Cedar shake has long been a favored exterior finish, but it has a reputation for being high maintenance.


Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

There's nothing like the look of a cedar shake roof, but no one likes the maintenance that goes with it.


Budget-friendly, attractive options for your home's siding

Replacing the siding of a home can vastly increase the curb appeal and thermal seal of a home, but finding attractive options that are budget-friendly can be daunting.

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Home siding isn't just about beauty, it creates protection and insulation for a high performance home. This research center provides information on different types of siding, including aluminum, vinyl and other insulated siding options.

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