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18 May 2012

Are You Using Low-E Coatings Yet

Are You Using Low-E Coatings Yet
Window manufacturing has come a long way in the past decade. New glass coatings have allowed for homes to be more efficient than ever before. In fact, it's one of the top remodeling projects for American homes. The new low-e coatings improve energy performance. By adding extra layers of glass and increasing the thickness of airspace between the layers of glass, you reduce the heat transfer through windows and limit the amount ... Read More
Amy Wright
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11 May 2012

What’s Driving the Green Building Market Today?

What’s Driving the Green Building Market Today?
Recent reports by McGraw-Hill show that quality and value are driving up the green building market in its latest SmartMarket Report: New and Remodeled Green Homes. The report shows an estimate by McGraw-Hill Construction that green homes share of the construction market was at 17 percent in 2011, equal to $17 billion. This number is also expected to rise 29 to 38 percent by 2016, turning this green building market into an $87 ... Read More
Amy Wright
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04 May 2012

New Remodeling Products: Easier, Greener, and Faster

New Remodeling Products: Easier, Greener, and Faster
Thinking of doing some remodeling and want to replace some items in your home with the newest materials? There are some incredible new ideas out there from interior finishes to eco-friendly walkways. These products can help you finish a project and give you better control over common house problems, such as moisture and mold damage. Read More
Amy Wright
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