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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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Sink & Countertop Combo

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The Iron/Occasions ITB presented by Kohler offers homeowners a complete island solution with the combination sink and countertop! The island features a seamless, integrated trough and a containment rim for enhanced cleanability and a beautiful appearance. The Iron/Occasions Island offers flexible installation options and can be mounted on common island cabinetry or placed on the optional stainless steel base for a modern feel.

The island is guaranteed not to chip, crack or burn. Two cutting boards are included with the island. These paper-based fiber composite cutting boards are low-profile, dishwasher-safe, and scratch and stain resistant. Also provided is a drain cover to give that modern look!

Visit www.kohler.com to pick out your island!

Add an Outdoor Campfyre

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A centerpiece for your outdoor occassion, the outdoor campfyre adds style and heat to your beautiful nights outside.  RH Peterson, Co. created an outdoor campfyre with a variety of selections. The options are endless in choosing realistic designer logs and branches, lava granules and coals, fyre gems or fyre glass.

 The 70,000-Btu stainless-steel burner system features a flame-sensor safety-control system with electronic ignition and remote-control capabilities.

For more information about this product, visit www.rhpeterson.com

Decking Accessories

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Interested in adding a little “something” to accessorize your deck?
Universal Forest Products includes post caps, balusters, and deck lights to add an elegant touch to your outside deck.

These products add style and uniqueness!


Pick out great finishing touches to add to your deck by going to www.ufpi.com

Stone…and we don’t mean diamonds!

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Product of the Day: Ply Gem Stone

Ply Gem Stone is authentically recreated, easy to install, and is affordable. It is molded from real stone but is a lighter weight. There are over 100 stone & brick style and color choices to fit your home’s style and compliment traditional siding!

On Ply Gem Stone’s website you can use their Stone Selector to visualize selected colors and stones on your own home!

Need another reason to check out this product? This product is green approved to meet the National Green Building Standard!

To find out more about this product and begin researching adding stone to your home, visit www.plygemstone.com

Door, Window & Siding Sealant!!!

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Product of the Day

OSI QUAD is an advanced formula sealant that can be applied to wet and dry surfaces on window, roof or siding. Quad resists dirt and dust collection, yellowing and water washout.

OSI Quad is mildew resistant, and both paintable and stainable!
There are over 3,500 colors to choose from to get a perfect match! Finding your color online is simple because they list colors by the manufacturer.

To find your color match and get a reliable sealant, click on the link below:
www.osipro.com 

Alternative to Wood: Go Green!

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Tired of your beautiful deck deteriorating? Check out this product!

As an alternative to wood and lumber, this product is fire safe and made from recycled material (go green!). It stays strong and new after years of weather exposure.  This product is not only used for decks but can be used for docks, arbors and fences!

Check out the link below to find a reliable lumber that lasts a lifetime.

www.LifeTimeLumber.com