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Insulation- the Green Way

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Prevost Construction is a proud customer of a great construction magazine,  Qualified Remodeler. This is where we get a lot of tricks of the trade, especially in the Go Green department.
Below, find a great article that identifies the popular types of go green insulation. To view the homepage and to see a complete version of this article, please click on the following link: www.qualifiedremodeler.com 
Green Product Spotlight: Insulation

Johns Manville’s formaldehyde-free fiberglass building insulation offers superior thermal and acoustical performance while improving indoor air quality. Products from Johns Manville’s complete line of formaldehyde-free fiberglass building insulation have qualified for SCS Indoor Advantage Gold + Formaldehyde Free certification from Scientific Certification Systems.
Johns Manville. Type #41 E-Inquiry Form.

fiberAmerica’s Green Seal cellulose fiber insulation product line includes offerings with all Class 1, Type A building materials that are best fit for attic, sidewall and ceiling applications. Made from recycled newspaper, these products are treated with non-toxic, naturally occurring fire retardant minerals and allow moisture to dissipate through the material, thereby preventing mold.
fiberAmerica. Type #42 E-Inquiry Form.

GreenFiber natural fiber blow-in insulation is made from 85 percent recycled-paper fiber specially treated for flame resistance. This natural fiber insulation provides outstanding resistance to heat flow for thermal applications and noise suppression for acoustical treatments.
GreenFiber. Type #43 E-Inquiry Form.

SAFETOUCH Fiberglass-Free Insulation, a product from Dow Building Solutions, is environmentally friendly and incorporates technological developments to promote an indoor environment that is comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient. SAFETOUCH insulation is manufactured from polyester fiber, a percentage of which is derived from post-consumer recycled materials. The product is safe to touch and easy to install.
Dow Building Solutions. Type #44 E-Inquiry Form.

UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, manufactured by Bonded Logic Inc., is comprised of post-consumer recycled cotton fibers sourced from denim. The UltraTouch line of batt insulation offers R-8 to R-30 thermal values. UltraTouch contains no chemical irritants or formaldehyde.
Bonded Logic Inc. Type #45 E-Inquiry Form.

Sustainable Insulation from CertainTeed is a new fiberglass insulation product meeting the strictest California indoor air quality requirements. The product, which has a low-impact manufacturing process, incorporates recycled materials and a bio-based organic binder. It contains no phenol formaldehyde, harsh acrylics or dyes.
CertainTeed Corp. Type #46 E-Inquiry Form.

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Portable Classrooms

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Recently, modular buildings are becoming very popular on school grounds across the nation. Many schools have invested in using portable classrooms instead of building additions onto schools.

There are so many benefits using portable classrooms rather than building additions. One of the main reasons is the speed and ease with which modular buildings are set up. Additions can take months at a time to complete but modular building units can be delivered and set in only a few days. Individual units can be added or deleted at any time, unlike additions that cannot be torn down.

The use of modular buildings as portable classrooms is also benefiting as the student population of the school rises or declines. If a new school is built and there is a decrease in student population, portable classrooms can be removed. In terms of spacial limits, modular classrooms are a great way to build onto schools without using as much space.

Using portable classrooms saves money for the county and construction costs are significantly lower compared to traditional design-bid structures. It’s a great way for all schools being that schools are constantly looking for cost benefiting inventions! Single and multi-story portable classrooms are available as well.

Another benefit for using portable classrooms is the various styles and sizes offered. There is a large amount of flexibility offered in the design selections!

 

 

Renovation 2nd Story Addition: Siding

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Siding is complete on the addition in Carroll County, MD!

The siding on the house is CertainTeed Carolina Beaded 6.5″ (Color: Natural Clay) with Azec trim board. Carolina Beaded has a distinct “V” groove and rounded bead. It is a brushed finished, low gloss color,  maintenance free and never needs painting! This siding includes a Post-formed lock that provides secure installation. Carolina Beaded has a Class 1(A) fire rating and a lifetime limited warranty!

Azec trim has sealed edges on all four sides and is known for having the tightest board tolerance in the industry! It is available in trim, sheets, cornerboards, and beadboard. Azec trim is impervious to moisture and insects.

For more information on CertainTeed Carolina Beaded siding, visit: www.CertainTeed.com

For more information on Azec Trim, visit: www.Azek.com

Renovation/2nd Story Addition – Phase 1

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Renovation/2nd Story Addition – Phase 1

Demo and Framing

Day 4.

Renovation/2nd Story Addition – Phase 1

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Renovation/2nd Story Addition – Phase 1

Demo and Framing

Days1 thru 3.

 

Day 4.

Renovation/2nd Story Addition

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Upcoming project in Carroll County, MD

 

Existing house

 

Renovations/2nd Story Addition

 

Start Date 03/01/2010

 

 

 

Bathroom Addition

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Bathroom Addition for Howard County Customer

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