Metal siding / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

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

...metal siding: Production (mining) is not at all green, metal has a high embodied energy. Cost of metal siding: $8 to $20 per square foot installed. Expected lifespan of metal siding: 50 years and over. Many types and styles of metal siding can be found. Pre-finished steel, galvanized steel, copper, zinc, most c...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

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

...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 are some alternatives: Glass shower doors Choosing healthy and durable flooring materials Choosing green kitchen countertops Wood or metal siding for exterior ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...Metal roofs: Metal roofing © Ecohome While the extraction and rendering of metal roofing has a high-embodied energy, it will probably last your lifetime, and at the end of its life it is 100% recyclable. The only recommended maintenance would be in 25 years or so when you might need to replace the screws beca...

Real estate

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

...siding does it have and does it look like it's in good shape? Bricks won't change much over time but can be refinished if needed , but wood siding will need repainting every 15 years or so; figure out how far away you are from future maintenance costs. Look around the base of siding and at the corners for signs of rot ...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...metal roof and fascia, electrically controlled exterior shutters, stone and red spruce siding. Heat recovered ventilation is provided by a Zhender air exchanger rated at 93% efficiency and along with interior appliances is powered by a 5.4 watt photovoltaic solar panel system. The ceiling is insulated to R151; wall...

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

...metal rail embedded inside the panel, and when the ‘snap track’ is removed the metal rail is exposed. From there you can screw it to a stud wall or into masonry, then you replace the snap track and fasten your exterior strapping to the same metal rail. ThermalWall PH rigid EPS insulation board for insulating the ex...

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

...Metal and cedar siding and roofing: the exterior cladding of walls and roofs was done using steel, with the gable end walls finished with local cedar. Both are very durable and both are recyclable at the end of their functional life. Metal is an energy intensive material to extract, but it has a very long and durable l...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

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

...siding wood siding options , natural wood finishes , Passive Solar, Passive House & LEED certified homes for inspiration here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides