DOE: 3 Technologies that Will Make Your Home Smarter

DOE: 3 Technologies that Will Make Your Home Smarter

The rise of internet-connected devices, from phones to thermostats, is changing the way we live, work, and commute.

Understanding Rainscreen Design for Home Exteriors

Understanding Rainscreen Design for Home Exteriors

A rainscreen is essentially an extra layer of skin attached to the building to protect the main wall from harsh weather.

Ply Gem Supports Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America

Ply Gem Supports Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America

Homebuilders in more than 70 communities across the U.S. will volunteer to help build, rehab or repair more than 200 homes as part of the initiative.

Custom Exterior Doors Command Attention (video)

Custom Exterior Doors Command Attention (video)

It’s the first thing you see when you enter and the last thing you see when you leave.

How to Sustainably Remodel Your Home

How to Sustainably Remodel Your Home

By choosing to remodel, you have already made a green choice.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

Ultra Thin Sliding Door Frame Lets the Sun Shine In (Video)

Ultra Thin Sliding Door Frame Lets the Sun Shine In (Video)

Cero provides a minimalistic design with its ultra-thin profiles and large floor-to-ceiling panels.

Home Automation Platform Conserves Energy and Simplifies Sustainability

Home Automation Platform Conserves Energy and Simplifies Sustainability

Homeowners can use home automation systems to automatically and continuously conserve energy.

Five Ways to Improve Your Home for Earth Day

Five Ways to Improve Your Home for Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual reminder how our environment can be improved by collectively doing things to reduce pollution. Here are a few easy things to consider.

Ply Gem Announces HGTV Smart Home 2017 Sponsorship

Ply Gem Announces HGTV Smart Home 2017 Sponsorship

The luxury home located in Scottsdale, Arizona, will spotlight Simonton’s quality windows products.

NAHB: Average Builder Uses 10 Different Green Products and Practices

NAHB: Average Builder Uses 10 Different Green Products and Practices

Energy efficient windows ranked at the top of the list of green products commonly used by most builders.

Opening Glass Wall Systems Designed to Stand Up to High Winds

Opening Glass Wall Systems Designed to Stand Up to High Winds

At the 2017 International Builders' Show, two companies announced opening glass wall products designed for hurricane- and high-wind-prone regions.

Why Punxsutawney Phil Doesn't Worry About Seeing His Shadow

Why Punxsutawney Phil Doesn't Worry About Seeing His Shadow

If Phil sees his shadow, then you might want to join him in reducing glare and achieve savings on your energy bills by incorporating window film into your home.

New Ply Gem Architectural Toolbox Makes it Easier to Create Tailor-Made Designs

New Ply Gem Architectural Toolbox Makes it Easier to Create Tailor-Made Designs

The concept of ‘live-work-play’ mixed-use developments is on the rise, with increased demand for walkable urban neighborhoods.

Windows, Siding and Roofing Designs Available in Bold Hues

Windows, Siding and Roofing Designs Available in Bold Hues

Bold is beautiful when it comes to the exterior color palette of a home, and some new exterior products emphasize bright bold hues.

Which Home Remodeling Projects Pay Off?

Which Home Remodeling Projects Pay Off?

Depending on the project, the average payback nationwide for remodeling projects ranges from as high as 107.7% to as low as 53.9%, depending on the type of project.

Ply Gem Windows and Doors Add Style to 2017 New American Remodeled Home (Video)

Ply Gem Windows and Doors Add Style to 2017 New American Remodeled Home (Video)

The New American Remodeled Home is the first remodeling showcase home to be presented at IBS in a decade.

Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

As a young man, Marcus Hiles, a Dallas real estate developer and Founder of Western Rim Property Services, dreamed of developing affordable yet sustainable neighborhoods.

NAHB Names Best of IBS 2017 Product Winners

NAHB Names Best of IBS 2017 Product Winners

The awards were given in nine categories, plus an overall Best in Show award.

A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

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.

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