This month is Building Safety Month, as recognized by the International Code Council (ICC).
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.
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.
Mastic Home Exteriors by Ply Gem introduces a new certified green insulated siding system.
LP SmartSide CarraraFinishes
The LP SmartSide CarraraFinishes System consists of a stucco finish applied directly to LP SmartSide panel siding.