Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
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.
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 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 Village homes at the International Builders' Sh
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.
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.
NAPCO by Ply Gem’s redesigned Board & Batten Siding offers an enhanced look and color selection.
4 product trends for 2012
This year, the editors identified four major themes while judging the 101 Best New Products competition.
CalStar Thru-Wall Block Units
CalStar’s Thru-Wall Unit combines the structural properties of standard concrete block with the preferred aesthetic of a traditional brick wall.
James Hardie 5” Exposure HardieShingle Siding
For those looking to replicate the look of eastern white cedar shingles in a fiber-cement product, James Hardie Building Products offers its 5” Exposure HardieShingle Siding Straight-Edge Panels.
CertainTeed ColorMax Stains
Six new natural wood stains are available for CertainTeed’s WeatherBoards fiber cement siding: Redwood, Mahogany, Maple, Cedar, Emerald and Slate.
GAF, Homeliest Home Contest, Ply Gem, makeover, exterior
GAF announced today the GAF Homeliest Home Contest, together with Ply Gem, starting on June 4, 2012.