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