Reflective technology designed to increase siding resilience

Ply Gem, a leading North American building products manufacturer, has unveiled new technology designed to boost siding performance. SolarDefense reflective technology is available on select vinyl siding lines from Mastic by Ply Gem, according to a release. SolarDefense provides protection...

Remodels should focus on form, function

Remodels should focus on form, function

Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

According to Builder Magazine, more than half of homeowners are planning to spend money on renovations this year.

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.

Look-Alike Metal Roofing Products Can Fool the Discerning Eye

Metal roofing “fakes” look so good, it can be hard for homeowners to tell the difference between metal options and the originals.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

While more than 50 million people now live along the nation’s hurricane-prone coastlines, extreme climate occurrences aren’t just a coastal concern anymore.

Cedar Shake Delivers Curb Appeal Without the Work

Cedar Shake Delivers Curb Appeal Without the Work

It is faster and much easier to install and unlike real cedar it will never split, or need upkeep.

Faux Timber Beams Don't Need Onsite Finishing

Faux Timber Beams Don't Need Onsite Finishing

Faux wood beams and trim materials made from a polyurethane and factory finished can save the mess and environmental issues of wood finished on the building site.

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes

As severe weather events increase in both frequency and severity, more states are looking for ways to make their coastal communities more resilient.

Stone cladding includes fully integrated rainscreen

Stone cladding includes fully integrated rainscreen

Homeowners who want to give their home a beautiful, high-value facelift with the warm, inviting look of stone artisanship now have an excellent choice.

Do You Know the Secrets Behind Fiber Cement Siding?

Do You Know the Secrets Behind Fiber Cement Siding?

If you are picturing globs of cement stuck to the side of your home, we can’t blame you.

Habitat for Humanity kicks off building blitz week

Habitat for Humanity kicks off building blitz week

In Wake County, North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity kicked off Home Builders Blitz Week, a component of the Home for Good project, a Ply Gem initiative to help build nearly 300 homes.

9 home upgrades that pay you back

The April/May issue of AARP The Magazine discusses 9 home upgrades that increase the value of your home the most. Here's a look at the best places to invest in your home. If you're like many people 50 or older, your biggest asset may not be your 401(k) or IRA.

Metal roofing earns Declare Label for being Red List free

Metal roofing earns Declare Label for being Red List free

As product transparency becomes a larger part of green building certifications, building products companies are racing to have products certified to meet the standards.

Ply Gem teams with Habitat to build 300 homes; Enter Home for the Holidays Contest

Ply Gem teams with Habitat to build 300 homes; Enter Home for the Holidays Contest

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

Home makeover winners working on building envelope (video)

Home makeover winners working on building envelope (video)

A weather-tight home is the goal, as a combination of roofing, housewrap and accessory products are installed on the exterior of the winner's home.

One quick way to add continuous insulation to any home (infographic)

One quick way to add continuous insulation to any home (infographic)

If you're looking for an insulation strategy for a new or existing home, insulated vinyl siding just might be the answer.

Find the path to building sustainability with continuous insulation

Find the path to building sustainability with continuous insulation

To help building professionals understand the value of continuous insulation, Boral launched the “Continuous Insulation and the Path to Sustainability” podcast.

Top 11 ways to add value to your home

Top 11 ways to add value to your home

With the real estate marketing heating up, it may be a good time to invest in making your home more desirable.

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