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Metal Roofing Inspiration Book

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

May 15, 2019 11:03:58 AM

Beautiful, sustainable, durable, energy efficient … from all perspectives, metal roofs are the best choice for today’s high-performance homes--and in many areas of the country, the only choice.

Get inspired! The Metal Roofing Alliance and Green Builder Media are proud to present the Metal Roofing Inspiration Book.

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Hard Lessons from Tornado Alley

Posted by Boyce Thompson, Guest Columnist

May 7, 2019 11:55:38 AM

I detoured from a business trip this fall to travel through parts of Tornado Alley, which extends from North Texas through South Dakota. Big twisters seem to touch down there with alarming frequency, causing major building damage and heart-wrenching loss of life. I wanted to see how homeowners and builders there have responded; how they are protecting homes from the next big one. My journey started in Joplin, Mo., then I dipped down into Moore, OK., and finished in the Dallas suburbs of Garland and Rowlett.

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Report: Brick Houses Last Longest in Fire, but No Siding is Invulnerable

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 3, 2019 5:02:51 PM

A new report finds that brick's fire resistance lasts about 90 minutes, whereas vinyl clad wood frames collapse in than half an hour.

As the worst wildfire season spurs testing for fire-resistant homes, the latest studies show that brick exteriors protect homes best.

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Ruined Utilities Fall Outside the Best Wildfire Insurance

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 25, 2019 12:30:14 PM

A story from ABC News finds that residents of areas hit hard by wildfire may face an unexpected hurdle to moving back home--no safe water supply.

A Paradise resident whose home survived, ran into insurance issues when her house and plumbing was deemed safe, but her water supply was not.

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How Building Codes in California Helped Save Homes from Wildfire in California

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 16, 2019 6:53:45 PM

An analysis of fire data and property records explains how some houses survived the Camp Fire and some did not. 

Experts say the analysis reinforces their belief that California’s fire-safe building code can make a difference in an era of increasing vulnerability.

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