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Raised Heel Trusses let Builders Pack in More Insulation

Raised heel roof trusses are proving to be a cost-effective way for fit more insulation into the attic for builders looking to construct to energy codes. Read more

New Ways To Better Insulate Concrete Walls
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New Ways To Better Insulate Concrete Walls

Here's how to make sure concrete masonry block walls are insulated to meet... Read more

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How to Sell Exterior Insulation

A few years ago, Deb Kearse became interested in new ways to add insulation to homes. Kearse is vice president of sales for Kohl Building Products, based in Reading, Pa. As oil prices spiked and green building ideas spread, she embraced the idea of adding insulation outside of the wall cavity--making room in her stores for sheets of exterior insulation or insulated siding with exterior insulation built into each panel. Read more

Exterior Insulation: Thinking Outside the Box
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Exterior Insulation: Thinking Outside the Box

In typical construction, insulation is concentrated in the wall cavities. But... Read more

Build it Right
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Build it Right

With the new standards for the federal Energy Star Qualified Homes program issued... Read more

Rising Star
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Rising Star

Like a spaceship rocketing into the heavens, the Energy Star for Homes program is... Read more

ThermaTru Fiber-Classic Mahogany Doors
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ThermaTru Fiber-Classic Mahogany Doors

The Fiber-Classic Mahogany Collection of fiberglass doors is Energy Star qualified... Read more

Tamko, Owens Corning and CertainTeed Corp. Reflective Roofing
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Tamko, Owens Corning and CertainTeed Corp. Reflective Roofing

Homeowners can save 7% to 15% in total cooling costs by putting products on their... Read more

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If Walls Could Talk

The following article is excerpted from a special report by Remodeling magazine, a sister publication to ProSales. Read more

Green Goods: Green Gets Gritty
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Green Goods: Green Gets Gritty

Initiatives by two of the premier green certification schemes are pushing the... Read more

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