Jun 19
Brown roof covered in large solar panels

Five Solar Energy Home Trends to Watch

Despite what skeptics may say, solar energy is a very good thing—for efficient home designs, for the environment, and for your checkbook. It’s one of the only self-sustaining processes for creating and storing energy, rather than buying it. Let’s take a closer look at some of the home trends that are being impacted by solar. 1. The Solar Energy Market is booming According to the Solar Energies Industry Association, solar energy is off-the-charts popular […]

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May 22
Roofs with green lawns on top

How to Install a Green Roof

The “green roof” movement is one of the more interesting contemporary building movements of our times. There are lots of famous examples, from the fascinating vertical green wall at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris to the Living Green Roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  But most homeowners don’t realize that for a small investment of time and supplies, they too can install a green roof that brings a […]

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Apr 10
Roof structure beans on top of a house

Roofing 101: Learn the Forms, Structures, Materials, Types, and Functions of Roofs

When it comes to building or re-building a home, it’s easy to fall into the pitfall of underestimating the roof. It’s the part that goes on top, right? In fact, a roof is a relatively complicated structure of a home and it’s also one of the most essential ones, given that it protects your family from rain, snow, wind, falling squirrels, and so forth. Depending on the purpose of the home that it covers, […]

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