Siding

Siding is not just a cosmetic part of a home; it is heavily related to insulation, energy efficiency, and keeping moisture from damaging the home's structure. New advances in both siding and insulation in recent years have greatly increased the potential for energy conservation in homes.



Products
February 26, 2014

Eldorado Stone’s architectural stone veneer now comes in a Mountain Ledge Panel profile that emulates hand-laid and dry-stacked stone.

Products
January 09, 2014

NAPCO by Ply Gem introduces Timber Plank Performance Shake and Shingle Siding, a vinyl product that makes it possible for homeowners to have the look of real cedar shakes without the maintenance or cost.

Products
September 23, 2013

Tapco Tools, the originator of the portable siding brake, offers a plethora of siding brakes that help properly fabricate everything from chimney flashing and drip edges to steel wall panels, soffit, and custom brickmold.

Products
September 23, 2013

Progressive Foam Technologies has launched LineBacker Siding Insulation, the energy-saving thermal break that improves the appearance of siding in two ways.

Products
September 23, 2013

LP Building Products has reinforced the availability of prefinished LP SmartSide siding in a new standard color palette as well as unique regional custom colors.

Products
September 23, 2013

New 5” exposure HardieShingle straight-edge panels and individual shingles with ColorPlus Technology from James Hardie Building Products can help achieve a distinctive eastern white cedar shingle.

Products
September 23, 2013

CertainTeed’s new Restoration Classic line features vinyl siding in five popular styles. 

LP expands U.S. reach of CarraraFinishes built on LP SmartSide

LP expands U.S. reach of CarraraFinishes built on LP SmartSide

News
January 31, 2013

LP Building Products announces that more builders across America are adopting the CarraraFinishes™ Built on LP® SmartSide® System. The CarraraFinishes Built on LP SmartSide System consists of a finish with the authentic look of stucco applied directly to premium LP SmartSide panel siding, an engineered wood substrate.

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh

Features
January 21, 2013

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

Features
January 15, 2013

Situated on the picturesque Oregon Coast, Seaside is a community insulated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade foothills. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been insulated from the housing downturn. Olstedt Construction has felt the blow like many builders around the country, but has found itself able to adapt and remain successful.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.