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Simplifying the Science of Insulation for Your Customers

Thermal insulation has been used in buildings all over the world for many decades. Yet every so often, even seasoned professionals face a difficult time explaining how it works. And frankly, the mechanisms involved are not that simple. Find out more about how insulation works in this article.


SPF or Fiberglass? Making the Most of Conditioned Attics

Changes in California's 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Energy Code (effective July 2014) and implications of the International Residential Code (IRC) R806.5 have made conditioned vs. unconditioned attics an industry hot topic. One issue not up for debate is that regardless of conditioned or unconditioned attics, managing the energy flow used to heat and cool a home is largely based on how the home is - or is not - insulated. To help today's experts stay informed of their options, this video will highlight performance results from field testing as well as new research.


Here Are the Tools You Need to Achieve RESNET 1 Rating

Builders may use these tools as an internal Quality Control (QC) process for achieving Grade 1 insulation every time without additional visits from the insulation contractors and re-inspections from the Home Energy Rater. The process provides a way for the builder and contractor to identify any issues with framing and/or air barrier alignment prior to beginning their work.


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