Gabbing about sustainability today. Sustainability, and its cousin – green – are two words that have many meanings and are often misunderstood.
Providing quotes and estimates for clients is one of the most difficult construction jobs. Quote too much and you may price yourself out of the running, but quote too little and both you and your client will be unhappy.
It won’t be long before your swimming pool is your oasis from the day’s hectic pace. Do you remember having problems with your pool’s hot water heater last year? Now is the time to address them.
Electric radiant heat is kept where it is needed – at the floor. You notice this when your feet sense its comfort, making you feel warm even at a lower temperature setting. Conversely, step on a cold floor and you immediately feel cold throughout your body.
Water is a critical part of our lifestyle. What we don’t really understand is the combination of water and energy usage.
When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof.
Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt and Matt work together on the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) subcommittee on Sustainability and Green Building which Matt recently chaired.
While home builders are interested in green features, they may be unsure of those that give them the most bang for their energy-saving buck. If you are selling homes with energy-saving features that buyers don’t understand, you are missing a valuable opportunity.
There’s always a trade-off to doing drywall during the wintertime. I want to be able to finish off the taping process quickly, but it needs to be warm enough inside my house for the installation to go smoothly.
The word “personalization” can make a customer think in many different directions, from initials on a t-shirt or a monogram on a wallet or clutch to a custom license plate on a car. ODL, Inc., a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has taken personalization to a new place – your front door.
Today commercial buildings use between 33-50% of all AC electricity produced and distributed by public utilities in the United States. These same buildings also use a majority of digital electronic devices that are inherently DC powered.
During these unpredictable winter months, consumers can run some of their highest energy bills. A Tiny House – designed and built by Zack Giffin, co-host of Tiny House Nation – used innovative plastic materials and multi-purpose décor to offer a...
Resolve™ sealant from ODL, Inc., a leader in frame-and-seal technology, is changing the game for door glass installation.
OSB panels provide an excellent base for many types of finished flooring including ceramic tiles. Careful attention must be paid to the construction and preparation of the subfloor in order to avoid costly callbacks.
ODL, Inc., a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, was founded as a small-town, local business based in Zeeland, Michigan. In the over 70 years since its foundation, it has grown to become a national brand.
New construction in hurricane-prone areas, such as Florida and the Gulf Coast of Texas, requires the use of severe weather door glass.
ODL recently introduced two new textures of SDL doorglass that offer moderate to high privacy levels.
Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in promoting learning?
VRFs have been the system of choice in Europe, Japan, China and other parts of the world for quite some time.
Each of the six patterns of Dialogue™ Layered Glass from ODL, Inc., a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, are named for their “conversational” features.