Choosing roofing materials / Guides

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roofing material for a single installation, but its short lifespan will make it the most expensive choice over the life of a home. 2. Metal roofs: Metal r...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...roofing materials therefore shipping costs are reduced, and because they are much stronger, there is less loss due to breakage during transport. The skeptic i...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...choosing sustainable roofing materials, one of the most ecologically disastrous materials in the building materials market is also one of the most common - asph...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...roofing materials. Further to that, a shingle roof, metal roof, or any other composite recycled-material roofing product will not turn your lights on, nor w...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...roofing materials such as asphalt shingles or metal in areas of low solar exposure. An instant advantage with BIPV over existing rooftop solar panels, is that y...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...roofing materials and the cost of removing and replacing panels to access a roof that needs repair. Picking the best way to mount your panels is a conversatio...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...materials are not the only factors which affect in-service heat flow through building enclosures. For example, the exterior colour [i.e. solar reflectance] of t...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Ma├žonnex, metal coat...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...materials, you'll save a lot on labour and it looks neater. The end result is the same; air is heated as it passes through black tubes when the sun shines. ...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...materials required, you avoid having to puncture your roofing materials and risk water leaks, and only a couple of inches of pipe is exposed to low winter tempe...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...materials needed to build or renovate a Green sustainable home with non-toxic materials in the EcoHome Guides here , on USA & Canada's favorite Green Sustainabl...