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Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

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

...siding board: 40 years or more Metal siding Metal Siding © AA Architecture Pros of metal siding: Highly resistant to weatherin...

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 exchang...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

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

...metal siding for exterior cladding Fiberglass window frames Wooden baby toys and chairs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and they have a cumu...

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...

Real estate

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

...siding and help walls dry out quicker. Are there roof valleys? These can be problem areas, and if so, metal valleys are much preferred. Check the existing con...

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 is a conductor, and when you have metal that passes from one side of a wall to the other, you have a thermal bridge, which is a path for heat to leave you...

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 Gu...