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How a Public Library Gained Its LEED Certification

Posted by Becky Eades

Jan 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, InsulStar, NCFI, Case Study

Have You Met WUFI?

Posted by Becky Eades

Jan 6, 2016 12:46:24 PM

Building energy-efficient homes is becoming more and more important as energy costs continue to rise, and non-renewable resources are used up. There are many important considerations to keep in mind as you begin to offer sustainable designs. One of these is heat and moisture transfer rates. In well-insulated buildings, it is important that moisture and heat levels are kept in check. WUFI, a new computer-based model, allows you to simulate heat and moisture transfer rates of buildings.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, InsulStar, Low Costs, NCFI

How InsulStar Can Save You Money on Building Design

Posted by Becky Eades

Dec 21, 2015 11:30:00 AM

NCFI's InsulStar materials for your construction projects conserve space. This means that you get to use less materials to build bigger buildings. With lower costs and higher prices due to a higher square footage, you end up with a more profitable project.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Home Design, InsulStar, NCFI

Make Sure Your Attic is Well-Insulated in Order to Prevent Ice Dams

Posted by Becky Eades

Dec 15, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Large icicles on the edge of your roof may look pretty, but they're actually a common source of roof damage. Icicles stem from ice dams, which are large buildups of ice on the edges of roofs.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, NCFI, Winter

Spray Foam Works in Old, Narrow Walls

Posted by Becky Eades

Dec 3, 2015 11:30:00 AM

If you own an older building or work on older buildings, you know just how many unexpected challenges you can encounter throughout a renovation process.  One common problem with homes and buildings built in the 1800's is their narrow walls. Insulating these homes presents a real challenge because there simply is not enough space for inches and inches of fiberglass insulation. Thankfully, there is a solution -- spray foam insulation. It's not just for building energy-efficient homes any more. It's also a great solution for increasing the energy efficiency of older homes.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Home Design, InsulStar

Spray Poly Can Make Historic Homes More Liveable

Posted by Becky Eades

Nov 25, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Historic homes are beautiful, elegant and intriguing. Unfortunately, their owners also get to experience the downside of owning an old home -- drafts and chilly temperatures. Finally, there is a way to fix this problem without damaging the historic features and authenticity of the home. Polyurethane spray foam insulation is the solution.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI

Tips for Choosing the Right Insulation for Your Needs

Posted by Becky Eades

Nov 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Home Design, Spray Polyurethane

Keep Your Home Comfy by Insulating the Basement

Posted by Becky Eades

Nov 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

When a home feels chilly or drafty, many homeowners address their attic insulation in an effort to make the space more comfortable. Sometimes, however, it's the insulation in the basement that's to blame. Using the wrong type of insulation in the basement or failing to insulate the basement at all can lead to a number of issues ranging from a chilly home to mold accumulation.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI

Prevent Problems by Keeping Moisture Out

Posted by Becky Eades

Nov 10, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Houses and moisture go together like, well, oil and moisture. Many of the most serious problems in a home's structure starts with water intrusion. Luckily, NCFI materials for your construction projects can help block infiltration, keeping the homes you build in better shape for a longer time.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI

Why Spray Foam Thickness Matters

Posted by Becky Eades

Oct 19, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Spray foam insulation is not difficult to install once you have been trained in the more technical aspects of its application. There are a few details to which you must pay close attention, however. One of these is the thickness of the foam.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Low Costs, Air Quality