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...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...materials you’ll find, are the ones that have been used before. There are businesses that specialize in reclaimed materials by purchasing their stock from old b...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...materials, it likely has been. The main thing that needs to be considered regarding used building materials is whether they will perform properly in the...

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...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...roofing materials. By replacing sheeting and roof coverings, this potentially offers a net savings on roofing with new home construction before you even plug ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

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

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 Maçonnex, metal coat...

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...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...materials and construction. Features: Galvanized steel roofing Stone cladding at the base of exterior walls to prevent moisture damage Envelope design...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roofing materials are exposed to the sun they warm up and melt the surrounding snow. What causes ice dams? Ice dam protection and ...

Ssolar air heater
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...materials, you'll save a lot on labour. The end result is the same; air is heated as it passes through black tubes. Downspout solar heater © Builditsolar ...

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