Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why is Spray Foam Insulation so Effective?

There are multiple factors involved in making spray foam insulation effective, but let’s begin with how the product is created. There are two main chemical compounds used to produce spray foam insulation, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate, although the latter is merely a more advanced form of the former. They are made from a chain of polymers […]

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Spray Foam Insulation & the Make It Right Foundation

The Make It Right Foundation was originally founded in an effort to address the massive need for rebuilding energy-efficient and affordable homes in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Ellen DeGeneres and Canadian contractor Mike Holmes have all been heavily involved in the foundation since its inception in 2006. […]

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Education, the Homeowner’s Most Powerful Tool: Part 2

In part one of this series we examined the importance of education in making a sound decision for home improvement needs. We illustrated the trickle-down effect these educated choices can have on one’s own economic situation, as well as the benefits to the national economic state. Now, let us move on to the core of […]

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Education, the Homeowner’s Most Powerful Tool: Part 1

When it is time to trade in the old clunker for a more efficient vehicle, research is in order. Most people with a modicum of intelligence refer to Consumer Reports, consult friends, family or colleagues, and of course kick a few tires. Even if the mechanical mysteries of SUV’s and one ton trucks are crystal […]

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