Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
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.
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.
Enertite water-blown open-cell spray foam
Structural, insulation and housewrap products from iLevel, Laticrete, Simpson Strong-Tie, Icynene and BASF are featured.
Icynene LD-R-50 renewable-based foam insulation and air barrier
Insulation and housewrap products featured from Icynene, Fomo Products, Todol and Fi-Foil.
Wrap it up with these new insulation and housewrap products from Pactiv Greenguard, Fortifiber and more.
Professional Builder’s annual “Best in Class” survey profiles the products and manufacturers our readers from all over the U.S. use and recommend. Included is data on entry doors, windows, siding and more.
There's a lot of information about insulation out there and even more confusion. Read on to find out the differences between certain insulations.
Included from the May 2007 edition of Professional Builder magazine are products to keep houses dry during construction and warm during those cold winter months.