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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 is installed correctly there needs to be a continuous space behind siding where water can drain and air can flow. Common siding installation mistakes t...

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...

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 ...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...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 ...

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

...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 siding, ex...

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 rep...

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

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

...siding © Ecohome Installing siding directly against your weather barrier will greatly reduce the ability of a wall to dry. This isn't very common anymore bu...

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...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...siding, soffits and roofs, and even around windows. Mice can be put off by certain strong smells, so if you can find what appears to be an entrance point but ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...siding, so we’ll cover it here. Your fascia will probably see quite a bit of weather, and often being hard to get to, it's good to think about durability here. ...