Installers love installation ease of manufactured stone (video)

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.

App designed to give insulation contractors more control on jobsite

App designed to give insulation contractors more control on jobsite

Technology from Icynene provides technical services support to growing network of licensed installers across the United States.

14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

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

Fiber cement moving from siding to backyard decks

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

PVC trim handles tough exterior duty with no upkeep

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

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.

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

New drywall breaks all the rules for hanging things on the wall and standing up to abuse.

Natural mineral surfaces stand up to harsh environments

Natural mineral surfaces stand up to harsh environments

Exterior cladding made of natural materials that offers long life and durability, including resistance to scratching, offers a variety of use options.

New exterior claddings mimic natural products with zero maintenance

New exterior claddings mimic natural products with zero maintenance

Builders and homeowners love the look of traditional natural finishes, but the maintenance headaches can be a real downer.

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

New lath solves water management problems in wall systems

New lath solves water management problems in wall systems

Managing moisture on exterior walls is always a challenge, but there's a new solution for stone, stucco and brick veneers.

Wood-like siding uses recycled materials for low-maintenance living

Wood-like siding uses recycled materials for low-maintenance living

A new line of exterior siding uses recycled materials to take the place of wood siding with low-maintenance style.

IBS video: Home exteriors designed for curb appeal and performance

IBS video: Home exteriors designed for curb appeal and performance

Whether a homeowner is updating the home exterior for their own enjoyment or for resale, "Killer Curb Appeal" has benefits for both.

Siding innovations improve look, performance of your home

Siding innovations improve look, performance of your home

As technology changes, better products become available. Home siding has had many innovations that give homeowners renewed options for the improvement of their homes.

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

At the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, building product manufacturers will display the latest and best products that are an integral part of today's high performance home.

Protect your home with impact resistant glass

Protect your home with impact resistant glass

When factoring environmental risks into home purchasing and home building, protecting the building envelope is a top priority. Keeping what’s inside safe is integral.

Multifamily development includes Seattle's first net energy positive home

Multifamily development includes Seattle's first net energy positive home

The last home has sold in the New Rainier Vista development, which includes Passive House-certified units as well as one that produces more energy than it uses.

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.

Countdown: Top 10 News Articles of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 News Articles of 2015

The trend for high performance homes continues to gain momentum, and our top news stories reflect your interest in creating a more comfortable, healthy and efficient home.

The four S's of windows and doors

The four S's of windows and doors

When choosing new replacement windows or doors, it is important to remember a few things: style, scale, shape and size. Please keep in mind that certain cities or neighborhoods may place restrictions on the types of replacement products you may use on your home.

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