EPA Energy Star Homes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored nearly 200 EPA Energy Star Homes and partners for their contributions to public health and the environment. One of the key partners that won an ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence was KB Home, recognized for constructing more EPA Energy Star Homes than […]

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Net-Zero Home Construction

Building and designing affordable zero energy homes – the ultimate in energy efficiency – involves 12 integrated net-zero home construction steps that utilize commonly available building materials and equipment along with easy-to-learn building strategies. By following these steps, you can build a new home that is affordable and cost less to own. Cad Pro is an […]

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Home Remodeling Contractors

So, you’re ready to put in a new bathtub, or you finally picked out that new tile for your kitchen. If you don’t want to do the work yourself, or you don’t have the time or skills to tackle a DIY home improvement project, hiring home remodeling contractors is the way to go. When you […]

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General Contractor Services

A general contractor is a manager and possibly also a tradesman that is employed by a client, usually upon the advice of the project’s architect. General contractor services are responsible for the overall coordination of a building project. A general contractor must first assess the project-specific documents (referred to as a bid, proposal, or blueprint […]

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House Building Cost Guidelines

If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own home and you’ve weighed the pros and cons of whether to build or purchase and you’ve decided to build these house building cost guidelines will help you through the building process. The average cost to build a house is $428,000. That estimate is based on a 2,800 square-foot, single-family […]

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Wi-Fi Smart Home Technology

A recent home builder survey finds increasing adoption of Wi-Fi smart home technology in new homes. 35% of surveyed large-scale single-family builders provide the networking infrastructure to provide a “smart-home-ready home” for their customers. A new study of U.S. home and multifamily builders that sell or install Wi-Fi smart home technology reveals the most common […]

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Seamless Guttering Cost

Seamless guttering cost will range between $3 and $25 per foot, totaling between $599 and $1,469 or a national average of $1,016. The total depends on your choice of material and the pros in your area. Vinyl or aluminum will range between $3 and $9 per foot while copper or steel cost $8 to $25 per foot. There are two main types […]

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New Heavy-Duty Adhesives

DAP’s newest adhesive line, Tank Bond, includes four new heavy-duty adhesives – Tank Bond Liquid Grip, Tank Bond Thread Stopper, Tank Bond Gel Threadlockers and Tank Bond Heavy Duty Advanced Epoxy – specialized for tool repairs, outdoor maintenance, and screw fastening and holds. Advanced New Heavy-Duty Adhesives When applied to any size or type of […]

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New Trex Cladding Boards

Trex Company is expanding beyond composite decking and outdoor living products with the launch of new Trex Cladding boards. This new cladding is a composite board cladding system derived from square-edge Trex Transcend deck boards. Trex’s composite boards are made from 95% reclaimed wood scrap and recycled plastic. These new Trex Cladding boards are available […]

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Exterior Home Design Materials

There is more to the exterior home design materials than just a pretty facade. In residential projects, system design of the building envelope (exterior) seldom receives the attention it deserves. High-performance home exteriors along with more time and resources need to be spent on what is the homes main defense: the building envelope. Given the […]

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