Exteriors

New Product Eliminates Leaky Sidewalls
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New Product Eliminates Leaky Sidewalls

GAF's ThermaCal panels prevent thermal bridging and increase a home's R-value. Read more

Authentic Products Help Millennials Feel Right at Home
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Authentic Products Help Millennials Feel Right at Home

The Builder Responsive Home exteriors remind millennial homeowners of where they... Read more

China Market Dynamics May be a Weight on Framing Lumber Prices
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China Market Dynamics May be a Weight on Framing Lumber Prices

Framing lumber prices crater, year-over-year. How could that be, with more starts... Read more

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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping

A nifty infographic by Energy.gov breaks down the ways that landscaping can affect a home's performance-- including strategies for water conservation based on climate, and how to position trees to reduce energy consumption. Read more

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Vinyl Beats Stucco and Brick as Most Widely Used Siding on All New Homes Vinyl Beats Stucco and Brick as Most Widely Used Siding on All New Homes

The NAHB's Ashok Chaluvadi offers an analysis of the Census Bureau's Survey of Construction that shows vinyl (and vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most widely used exterior wall material for homes started last year. Read more

Quirky Homes Show Their True Colors
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Quirky Homes Show Their True Colors

In contrast to the typical neutral, some luxury homeowners and residential... Read more

With This Self-Cooling Roof, You Might Not Need AC
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With This Self-Cooling Roof, You Might Not Need AC

Fast Company's Adele Peters takes a look at a new ultra-reflective material,... Read more

The Paint on This Country Home Changes Color Throughout the Day
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The Paint on This Country Home Changes Color Throughout the Day

Painting a home with a color that changes depending on the position of the sun... Read more

New Census Numbers Show a Patio Boom Across the Nation
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New Census Numbers Show a Patio Boom Across the Nation

CityLab staffer Kriston Capps digs into the latest census numbers and finds that... Read more

Upgrade the Garage with These 7 New Products
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Upgrade the Garage with These 7 New Products

From doors to workbenches and storage, industry manufacturers have plenty to offer... Read more

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