Executing a Comprehensive Home Insulation Plan

Executing a Comprehensive Home Insulation Plan

A comprehensive insulation effort can elevate any home into a model of efficiency. Guarding against air leaks and moisture not only contributes to lower energy bills, but also added comfort for the homeowner. This white paper takes a look at insulation and air sealing strategies for foundations, basements, crawl spaces, walls, roofs, and attics.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


TEETH Project Provides Real-World, Real-Time Data on Insulation, Air Sealing Efficiency

TEETH Project Provides Real-World, Real-Time Data on Insulation, Air Sealing Efficiency

Dow Building Solutions and Cobblestone Homes wanted a way to show homebuilders and homeowners alike how using proper insulation and air sealing techniques can significantly impact a structure’s durability, provide for a consistent high level of comfort and shrink monthly energy expenses.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


Foundations of Performance: Below Grade Insulation

Foundations of Performance: Below Grade Insulation

Insulation is a must when combating cold air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


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5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

Whether it’s a total home renovation or a simple room addition there is one thing that all remodels have in common, no matter their complexity—without planning they can quickly become stressful.

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....




High-performance products make builders' lives easier

High-performance products make builders' lives easier

Huber uses collaboration to increase relevancy in industry




Flex House is the Right Size with Its Footprint and Smart Home Technology

Flex House is the Right Size with Its Footprint and Smart Home Technology

Creatively conceived, the Flex House allows homebuyers to design a home that matches their specific living needs.

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Builder Steps Up for Zero Energy Ready Subdivision

Builder Steps Up for Zero Energy Ready Subdivision

The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.




New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes

New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes

There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.




Housewrap Installation Tips

Housewrap Installation Tips

Housewrap should be an integral part of your home’s envelope—repelling water from outside and allowing water vapor from inside to escape. This only works if it’s properly installed and when it isn’t, it can cause serious damage to the home.

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.

OSB Plant Re-Opening Revitalizes Manufacturing in Rural America

OSB Plant Re-Opening Revitalizes Manufacturing in Rural America

The demand for high-quality, high-performance building materials has increased tenfold.

Eco-Friendly Ideas for Homeowners

Eco-Friendly Ideas for Homeowners

It's about an attitude and behavior shift that everyone needs to make and small changes that will make a big difference.

Luxury Prefab Townhouses Rise on Precast Concrete Foundations

Luxury Prefab Townhouses Rise on Precast Concrete Foundations

Once the precast concrete foundations are in place, modular home components will be installed to increase the speed and efficiency of construction.

New Spray Gasket Helps Meet Energy Code Air Leakage Requirements

New Spray Gasket Helps Meet Energy Code Air Leakage Requirements

With air leakage accounting for 40% of energy loss in new homes, this durable, flexible foam solution allows for a smooth, even drywall installation.

Can Fiberglass Insulation Be Compressed?

Can Fiberglass Insulation Be Compressed?

What happens if I compress fiberglass batt insulation? It’s sometimes difficult to prevent during installation, especially around junction boxes

Understanding R-value and U-value

Understanding R-value and U-value

Knowing what R-value and U-values mean is key to following energy issues and to selecting products that best suit the climate zone you are building in.

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Dow Building Solutions serves the global building, construction and related markets with industry-leading insulation, housewrap, sealant and adhesive products, as well as complete systems. Dow Building Solutions continually creates solutions for improved energy efficiency in homes today - aligning the essential elements of today's green designs with insulation, housewraps, spray foam, sealants and other application-specific solutions for foundations, walls, roofs and more.


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