More stories about Exteriors

  • Building Science: Advanced Rainscreens

    New research, code requirements, and material assemblies are driving strategic changes rainscreens.

  • Product Review: Exterior Cladding

    When it comes to selecting siding, there are lots of options--and no silver bullet. Here's what attributes to look for.

  • Rainscreen Panels From Richlite

    Richlite. RainShadow rainscreen cladding panels are made with an FSC-certified recycled paper composite that is weather resistant with no sealing required, durable, and color-through. The product comes in 5/16-inch-thick 4x8 and 5x12 sheets. Midnight iron, Boulder bronze, Buckhorn Mountain, and...

  • MonierLifetile Launches "Smog-Eating" Roofing

    The concrete tiles, first installed by KB Home in California, use sun and water to convert pollutants into nitrogen

  • Drainage System for Green Roofs From Cosella Dorken

    Cosella Dorken. Delta-Floraxx serves as a water retention and drainage layer for green roof systems. The sheets, installed on top of a green roof systems root barrier, feature octagon-shaped dimples that retain water during drought periods, while holes in between drain excess water to eliminate...

  • Modular Planted Panels From ELT

    ELT. Consisting of modular planted panels, the EasyGreen Living Wall System provides for easy installation of a living wall. The panels angled cells hold soil and plants in place while creating maximum green surface area, the maker says, and the overall design allows water to move downward through...

  • Renewable Bamboo Decking From Cali Bamboo

    Cali Bamboo. BamDeck Fossilized Strand bamboo deck boards offer density, strength, and durability comparable to Brazilian ipe, the firm says, but with the rapid renewability of bamboo. The decking is made with no-urea-formaldehyde glues, tests below E1 emissions standards, and has passed California...

  • Slip-Resistant Roof Underlayment From Propex

    Propex. The surface of Opus Roof Blanket synthetic steep-slope roofing underlayment is more slip-resistant than traditional synthetic and felt products, the firm says, and the product is durable enough to be walked on, stays cool in the summer, is lightweight, and can be marked with a chalk line or...

  • Solar-Reflecting Roof Tile from MonierLifetile

    MonierLifetile. The company has added three new colors—goldenrod, Charleston, and dunes tan—to its line of concrete roof tiles that exceed LEED requirements for a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 29. The color-through tiles resist surface damage and degradation, the company says. The three colors...

  • Retractable Screening System from Centor Architectural

    The S1E retractable screening system combines the company’s insect screen with a privacy blind. For summer days, the blind can be pulled out to block solar heat gain; in winter, it can help retain the home’s heat at night. The shade, made of tightly woven PVC fiberglass mesh, is available in...