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Fiber Cement Siding James Hardie Siding
Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber Cement Siding:

The main 'green' criteria for a home's exterior siding is durability. One of the most durable, longest-lasting siding materials available today is fiber cement siding. Made from natural sand, cement, and wood fibers, fiber cement siding can create a beautiful exterior for your home, and protect it for decades.

To find out more about using this siding system on your new or existing home, visit our article on Fiber Cement Siding.

Stucco Siding
Stucco Siding

Stucco Siding:

Stucco is a durable, beautiful, affordable choice for home siding.

Stucco earns green points for its extreme durability and energy saving potential, as well as its use of readily available natural materials in its production.

If you would like to investigate more of the virtues of stucco, please visit our article on Stucco Siding.

Brick Veneer
Brick Veneer

Brick Veneer:

Brick is a natural building material.The manufacture of brick requires a large amount of energy, but bricks' extreme durability helps to offset this.

The use of recycled materials in brick production or salvaging bricks from old buildings or streets further lowers brick's environmental impacts.

Get all the information you need on this great building resource in our article on Brick Veneer.

2x6 Stud Framing
2x6 Stud Framing

2x6 Stud Framing:

There has been some debate recently over whether the use of 2x6 studs instead of 2x4's in new home construction is more energy-efficient.

The use of 2x6 studs often allows for deeper layers of insulation, which can increase the efficiency of the home.

Click on this link to get more in formation on using 2x6 Wood Studs for your exterior wall framing.






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