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Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide video...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roof shingles: Composite roofing shingles © Enviroshake They are sometimes made from recycled fiberglass and asphalt shingles, however the content of re...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...roof, and if your roof is covered in snow you won't be getting any power. Elon Musk says they last 2 to 3 times longer than a conventional roof, asphalt shing...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roof membrane below your final roof covering at the bottom edge of the roof. This membrane will allow any water that does back up beneath the shingles to be saf...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...Roof Plant Supplier Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Green Roof Installer Earthlings Green Roof System Soprema General Contractor Dawson Wallace Roofing C...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...roof shingles: Solar roof shingles are a relatively uncommon photovoltaic panel system, and are much smaller and thinner than conventional PV panels. They are...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...roof will melt snow and can lead to ice dams and consequently the dreaded leak. Ice damming will cause water to back up and possibly get past shingles and metal...

Real estate

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

...roof: Shingles don't have a very long life span, so see how close they are to needing replacement. Metal roofs are far more durable and have a much longer lifes...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...roof overhang of 2, 3 or even 4 feet will reduce the frequency of wall-wetting from wind driven rain and make your walls last longer. Green roofs and metal ro...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...Roof shingles review Aquion Energy

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...roof; is plywood or OSB best?: In an ideal world you would schedule your roof construction during a dry period if possible. Depending on your roofing design, ...