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.



Features
December 05, 2010

NAHB Research Center’s latest study identifies wall assemblies that perform the best in mixed-humid climates, such as Washington, D.C., Nashville, and Cincinnati. The claddings used in the study include traditional stucco, fiber-cement siding, brick veneer, manufactured stone, vinyl siding, and insulated vinyl siding.

Features
November 07, 2010

Working with structural insulated panels has its challenges, especially for first-time users. To help shed some light on the common problem areas, we’ve asked a SIPs expert to provide key tips and do’s and don’ts when working with the technology.

Features
February 14, 2011

There are a number of reasons builders might make the decision to switch building products, materials, or systems. A different product may offer first-cost or labor savings over your current product. Or perhaps it will make your homes more energy efficient or green, and thus more marketable to potential buyers. Regardless of the reason, switching products does pose risks and challenges for builders.

Features
September 27, 2010

The editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines are in search of the latest “breakthrough” products for the residential construction industry for our annual 101 Best New Products report.

Features
January 01, 2010

Faced with meeting increasingly stringent energy codes and a growing demand for green, high-performance features, builders nationwide are looking to maximize the energy efficiency of their homes without blowing the budget. The easiest and most economical step to creating energy-efficient homes is to master building envelope and air sealing design.

Products
September 01, 2009

Enertite water-blown open-cell spray foam

Products
September 01, 2009

Icynene LD-R-50 renewable-based foam insulation and air barrier

Features
September 01, 2009

Structural, insulation and housewrap products from iLevel, Laticrete, Simpson Strong-Tie, Icynene and BASF are featured.

News
May 01, 2009

Insulation and housewrap products featured from Icynene, Fomo Products, Todol and Fi-Foil.

Features
May 01, 2008

Wrap it up with these new insulation and housewrap products from Pactiv Greenguard, Fortifiber and more.

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