Exterior siding / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...Siding Installation here . Solid wood siding Wood siding fitted horizontally © Ecohome Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a gre...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...Siding Installation The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding or sidi...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...exterior siding, windows, the list goes on. We have surrounded ourselves with the stuff. So what can we do? Slowly but surely, remove it from your life. Here ...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...siding boards - the perfect exterior finish for any Eco-friendly sustainable home design ... The beauty of Shou sugi ban Japanese carbonized...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...exterior insulation Also, if installing a final finish to exterior walls over additional wall insulation, see our page on how to install exterior siding s...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...Siding Types & Costs: Which is Best? How to Choose Siding? , When to replace old Windows when Renovating or How to install siding so walls can dry , visit the G...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Exterior durability measures include a metal roof and fascia, electrically controlled exterior shutters, stone and red spruce siding. Heat recovered ventilati...

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Choosing the right house wrap / weather barrier, which is best?

...exterior sheathing, housewrap, strapping and siding. Other options for wall assemblies can be found in our building guide . Just like a canvas or nylon tent, ...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Exterior Siding & Finishing of Homes Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a great looking traditional finish to the siding on a home. Certainly with FSC wood s...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...siding and at the corners for signs of rot and water damage. Read more about choosing exterior siding . Type and condition of roof: Shingles don't have a very...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...siding 5. Homes with a workshop 6. Game room or hobby room 7. Whirlpool bathtub 8. Exterior stucco siding 9. Outdoor hot tub 10. Outdoor...