Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.
It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.
Sheathing that can stand up to the weather helps builders deliver a better quality home.
Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.
Fiber cement siding has been recognized as a sustainable building product in a survey of green building professionals.
As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.
Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.
With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.
Green projects, like energy efficient window replacement, are expected to double over the next five years.
When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.
Cool roof products come in a variety of roof types, including metal, asphalt and built-up roofs as well as concrete tiles.
Continuous insulation and tougher wall insulation requirements are part of the new building codes, and building professionals are looking for ways to meet the challenge.
Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.
For building professionals concerned about embedded carbon in building products like brick and concrete, there are green alternatives that provide the same performance.
For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.
Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.
As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.
The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.
In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.
While insulating walls is a key factor in energy savings, shutters and sun screens can function as dynamic insulation to help make your home more comfortable and save energy.