Materials

LignoLoc – The First Collated Nail Made of Wood

LignoLoc® wooden nails The revolutionary LignoLoc® wooden nails are made from indigenous beech wood and boast a tensile strength similar to aluminum nails. Their mechanical properties allow the nails to be driven into solid structural timber with the FASCO...

Premier Sips Eco-Friendly Structural Insulated Panels

Follow the future of framing like so many other homeowners have! For more than 50 years Premier SIPS roofs, walls and floors have framed homes from the oceanfront in California, to hot temps in Southern Florida, to freezing winters from Alaska to Maine. Decades in the field have shown that SIP homes have stood stronger, straighter and greener than those homes framed with traditional 2×6 lumber and batt insulation.

Durat Sustainable Surfaces for Countertops, Sinks, Bathtubs, and More

Durat is a unique, sustainable solid surface material which contains recycled post-industrial plastics and is 100% recyclable. It’s available in more than 70 vibrant colors and custom colors can be tinted to order. Durat can be used to create seamless surfaces of any custom project. Click through to learn more!

Sustainable Advantages and Inspirations of Redwood

Redwood lumber is naturally strong and durable, shrinks and swells less than other woods, and is less likely to warp or split. This natural strength, combined with its environmental benefits, makes redwood an ideal choice for any number of landscaping designs.

How Your Roof Affects the Environment: Know Before You Buy

Did you know traditional asphalt shingles are a petroleum product and require replacement every 15-20 years (or sooner), resulting in about 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles ending up in U.S. landfills every year? According to industry data, roughly 7 million U.S. homeowners replace their roof each year and many are looking for new ‘green’, energy-saving options. Here’s what you should know about metal.

USG Sustainable Sheetrock Panels

USG Corp., a manufacturer of building products and solutions, has created an environmentally friendly wallboard: Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels. Developed to meet demand for sustainable building products, the product is built upon USG’s UltraLight technology that contractors prefer, now manufactured with a significantly reduced carbon footprint and lower water usage, according to a press release.

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