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Select Replacement Windows for Durability and Energy Efficiency

If your house is older than 20 years or so, it may be time to replace your windows. Sure, windows can last a lot longer and they may be a key part of a historic home's charm, but they could be costing you money and wasting energy. This white paper explores some of the options for selecting replacement windows for your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Today's Residential Greenhouses: Grown with Efficiency and Imagination

This white paper takes a look at how residential greenhouses have evolved to become more efficient and identifies questions to keep in mind if you're considering one.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Solar Innovations




Home Exteriors: Choosing the Perfect Look and Materials for Your New Home or Home Remodel

Using specially designed products for new home construction or a home remodel can help homeowners improve the appearance of their home and reduce overall maintenance needs and cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Ply Gem


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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.

Net Zero Demo Home Uses Heat Mirror Glass

The unique window design offers reduced interior condensation and 99.5-percent UV protection.

Selecting ENERGY STAR Compliant Door Glass

The ENERGY STAR rating is earned by products that save energy and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Thermal Efficiency of Door Glass and Framing

Energy efficiency in winter has two priorities for facility managers and homeowners: saving money on utilities and keeping people comfortable.

Manufacturer Ramps Up Production for Heat Mirror Windows

Heat Mirror technology suspends one or more lightweight films inside the airspace of an insulating glass unit to create multiple “super-insulating” chambers.

Avoid Fall Cleaning with Add-on Blinds

You can take doors and windows off the Fall to-do list with this product.

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices .

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.

Transform Old Windows From Leaky to Tight With Window Inserts

With cold weather fast approaching, Americans who wish to preserve their country’s historic glory and stay cozy have a solution.

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.

Full Frame R10 Windows Come to Market

Hitting the mark on ‘low incremental cost’ and crossing the commercialization chasm has remained a challenge for the fenestration industry.


Grappling with green building

For almost the last decade one of the big industry buzz words has been “green building.” What exactly that means to manufacturers, consumers and installers is something that I, as an industry professional, grapple with often.

Smart Home Staging Kits Aim to Make Homes More Appealing

More than 70 percent of Americans want a smart home if they were buying a new home today.

Historic house gets energy efficiency boost with window film

While many historic homeowners would like to opt for new energy efficient upgrades, it's often out of the question without compromising the structure or historical significance of the site.

Study: Wood Windows are Cooler than Glass

Windows made of transparent wood could provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass.

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Energy–efficient windows offer some of the most effective ways to make your home green. This research center provides news and information for eco-friendly window options, including high-performance glazing and coatings, and many products made of sustainable and recyclable materials.

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