Insulation

Installing insulation to a home is a great way to cut down on heating and cooling costs while improving energy efficiency. Adding it to attics, ducts, exterior walls, and basements can provide resistance to heat flow.



Products
January 09, 2014

DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0 delivers the benefits of a weather barrier along with an insulation value of R5.0 in a single product that can be installed using familiar techniques similar to those for Tyvek HomeWrap.

Products
January 09, 2014

Energy codes continue to strengthen, and now all but two climate zones require R-20 insulation in 2-by-6 wall cavities.

Products
January 09, 2014

Temperature is key when spraying high-quality foam with maximum yield, and ColorWise nozzles from Fomo provide a visual check to ensure the chemical is not too cold.

Features
July 12, 2013

Builders weigh in on their preferred materials and methods for the interior-exterior barrier that plays a critical role in delivering comfort, energy efficiency, and durability.

News
May 01, 2013

The newly formed Energy Efficient Foam Coalition announced its opposition to two building code proposals that would side-step the current code requirement for a long-standing fire safety test known as the E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test.

Products
April 03, 2013

Progressive Foam Technologies introduced two collections of siding insulation: the Fullback FC Premium Series and H2O Premium Series.

Products
April 03, 2013

Fomo’s High Flow Technology allows intricate cavities and spaces to be filled at three to four times the depth of traditional pour-in-place foam.

News
March 08, 2013

While special considerations were necessary in providing the heating and cooling systems for one of the first passive houses built in the U.S., mostly conventional materials were used for the building envelope.

Features
February 19, 2013

Structural engineer and expert framer Tim Garrison presents his assessment and recommendations from a recent framing inspection.

Products
November 20, 2012

Sto’s Insul-X is an extruded polystyrene foam insulation board used as the continuous insulation component for the company’s Energy Guard systems.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.