Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Homeowners need well-made and properly installed roofing to protect their homes. Knowing that you're secure from the elements is an important part of being comfortable in your home, perhaps the most important part. A roof that can be easily maintained is essential not only for safety, but also for energy conservation and an aesthetically appealing home.
Burbank, Calif., residents who have yet to comply with an ordinance passed 20 years ago requiring them to remove their wood roofs are getting a two-year reprieve.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released A Roofing Professional's Guide to LEED to help roofing professionals who want to learn more about the roofing-specific issues related to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
The Hernando County (Florida) Housing Authority will propose a new program to provide no-interest loans to homeowners who might otherwise land in foreclosure.
Two roofing companies are suing the Delaware Department of Labor claiming an office run by Senate President Pro Tem Anthony DeLuca is not properly enforcing labor laws and thwarting contractors from appealing prevailing-wage decisions.
On Jan. 1, volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations took effect in several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
CertainTeed Apollo Solar Roofing System
CertainTeed’s new Apollo Solar Roofing System is lightweight, durable, resistant to wind uplift, and can easily be integrated into either an existing roof or a new roof.
Owens Corning’s Deck Defense roof underlayment provides both a durable first line of defense against the elements and a secondar
Owens Corning’s Deck Defense roof underlayment provides both a durable first line of defense against the elements and a secondary water-shedding barrier.
The National Roofing Contractors Association and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association have released Quality Control Guidelines for the Application of Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems. The booklet is intended to provide guidance, based on technical knowledge from experienced asphalt shingle manufacturers and installers, for the on-site evaluation of asphalt shingle roof system applications.
The largest of the three Show Village homes at 3,060 square feet, the Treasure Sands model is designed specifically for the resort rental market, with accommodations for multiple families and large groups. The four-bedroom house is loaded with a variety of living and entertainment spaces and amenities, including a home theater, hobby room, and master suite retreat.
At a scant 528 square feet, the Eco-Cabana model from Palm Harbor Homes may be small in stature but it is mighty when it comes to green living. Designed to meet DOE’s Builders Challenge energy performance requirements of sub-70 on the HERS Index, the model will be loaded with high-performance, sustainable features.