Advantages of Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is one of the oldest types of insulating material in use today. Some examples of cellulose based insulators are, cotton, straw, corncob and newspaper. There are four major types of cellulose insulation. They are, dry cellulose, spray cellulose, stabilized cellulose and low dust cellulose. Each type has its own specific uses.  Dry cellulose is...

Sound Proofing and Noise Control

Optimal control of noise in buildings will be achieved with a few general practices coupled with the appropriate knowledge and understanding of how sound travels through objects. To begin with,  what exactly is sound? Sound is the oscillation of pressure transported through a medium. Such as air or water. We interpret the vibrations through...

The Value of R-Value

R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance. It is a measure of temperature difference across an insulator and the heat flux. The true thermal resistance grade of the material is typically devised by calculating the R-Value, then dividing the R-Value by the depth of the material. We try to determine the temperature difference between...

Air Infiltration Solutions In Action

Air infiltration is widely regarded as one of the largest sources of energy loss in residential constructions. The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires much reduced air infiltration rate compared to previous versions. How to choose a wall or building assembly with minimum air infiltration plays a vital role for a particular home...

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