5 green building materials for your home

5 green building materials for your home

You can limit a home’s environmental impact by using green building materials, which helps to reduce the home’s carbon footprint.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

Update the look of your home with siding and trim

Update the look of your home with siding and trim

When updating a home, one of the more durable improvements comes with attractive siding and trim on the outside of a home. Siding is much more than common vinyl planks.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

Closed cell spray foam delivers continuous insulation to meet building codes

Closed cell spray foam delivers continuous insulation to meet building codes

As building codes come to adopt exterior continuous insulation requirements, new options with familiar products are entering the marketplace.

Noise reduction and home comfort

Noise reduction and home comfort

A quiet home is a happy home. Consider this when building and making improvements on your home. Providing adequate noise barriers keeps unnecessary noises to a minimum.

Moisture management and mold resistance

Moisture management and mold resistance

Mold in a home can make its inhabitants uncomfortable and increases the risk of respiratory illness. Aside from its health effects, mold can severely damage structures if allowed to multiply unabated. The key to controlling mold starts with prevention

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.

Basic winterization tips for your home

Basic winterization tips for your home

The cold weather months are coming. Getting your home ready for the sliding temperatures and wet chilly weather means performing some basic tasks.

Resilient roofing: clay and concrete tile can help protect homes from inclement weather and fire

Resilient roofing: clay and concrete tile can help protect homes from inclement weather and fire

Roof materials can either make or break the home’s ability to withstand climate shift events.

Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy reminds us to be prepared

Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy reminds us to be prepared

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeastern coast of the United States. The effect of Sandy’s devastation continues to be felt throughout the region.

Be prepared for hurricanes at any time

Be prepared for hurricanes at any time

There is still almost a month and a half left in Hurricane season, which officially began on June 1st. Though fewer storms seem to be forming at the end of this season, only a few years ago we learned that deadly storms could happen at any time.

Family loves their high performance home remodel (photos)

Family loves their high performance home remodel (photos)

"The kitchen and breakfast nook are the epicenter of the house, and we spend lots of family time there.”

Gutter problems

Gutter problems

Problems with the gutters on a home can create major headaches for any homeowner. Taking proper care of the gutters from installation to seasonal cleanings is important in maintaining the integrity of your home against water damage.

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

Sammy the Star™ ENERGY STAR educational program introduces environmental stewardship to elementary students

Sammy the Star™ ENERGY STAR educational program introduces environmental stewardship to elementary students

Third graders at Centreville Elementary School, Fairfax, VA were introduced to “Sammy the Star™” in an informative presentation on renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and the importance of the ENERGY STAR logo.

Vinyl Siding: The number one choice of home cladding

Vinyl Siding: The number one choice of home cladding

There are clear, substantiated facts that support the decision of American builders, remodelers and homeowners to use American-made vinyl siding, making it the number one choice for the past 20 years.

Entry doors are often at a loss for energy efficiency

Entry doors are often at a loss for energy efficiency

Even with your entry door shut its materials and expansive seams can be leading reasons for your energy bills to much higher than needed. Fortunately, entry doors have come a long way over the past decade.

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.

The green side of vinyl siding

The green side of vinyl siding

Builders and remodelers have long forgotten the notion that vinyl siding is “plastic”, and therefore bad for the environment.

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