Insulation

  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Fire Resistance Rating
    One aspect of building materials that is essential to consider when building a house is the fire resistance rating of the material. In a nutshell, the fire resistance rating is just what you may imag....
  • Basement Refinishing Ideas
    One of the most popular types of renovation is basement refinishing, and basement refinishing ideas are some of the most commonly discussed topics among do-it-yourselfers and homebuilding enthusiasts.....