Insulation

  • Energy Savings
    As most parents instruct their children, good energy savings practices begin at home. When we are kids, we're taught to remember to shut off the lights when leaving the room, crank the tabs to keep w....
  • Interlocking Blocks
    Systems of construction that use interlocking blocks are modern takes on the millennia old system of brick and stone construction. With brick and stone construction, builders put man-made bricks or b....
  • Styrofoam Concrete Forms
    In the last 30 years, Styrofoam concrete forms have emerged as a competitor to traditional wooden concrete forms. The success of foam as an alternative is owed to many properties, many of which seem ....
  • Sustainable Construction
    Many builders are looking towards the future and utilizing sustainable construction methods and materials. Sustainable building projects, or green buildings, are energy-efficient structures made with....
  • Hurricane Resistant
    For many homeowners on the southeastern seaboard and in states like Florida, having a truly hurricane resistant home may sound like a dream. The 150+ mph force of hurricanes can easily rip apart most....
  • Energy Saving Suppliers
    One of the most reliable products that energy saving suppliers provide may also be one of the most simple. Reliable thermal insulation is one of the most effective methods of reducing the cost of hea....
  • Energy Efficient Construction
    One of the most important factors of energy efficient construction is having the proper materials for the job. Though materials concerns vary widely across the country, a few general rules apply. Pr....
  • Foam Forms
    One modern building system that has emerged in the last 30 years is a system of using foam forms to cast concrete. Called ICFs (insulated concrete forms), they have been steadily gaining popularity i....
  • ICFA
    One of the most vocal supporters of ICF building systems is an organization called ICFA. ICFA, or the Insulated Concrete Forms Association, was formed in the mid-1990s by two former employees of Port....
  • Sound-proofed
    There are many ways to make a house sound-proofed, and not all of them require in-depth reconstruction of the exterior walls. Little known architectural tricks, such as staggering doorways and wall s....