Category: Building Materials

Radiant Heat Flooring
Building Materials

Definitive Guide to Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Imagine stepping from a warm bed or shower on a cold day onto a warm floor. That’s what will happen if you have radiant floor heating installed in your home.  Radiant floor heating systems warm the objects and people in the room directly by infrared radiation. This method of heating is much more efficient and

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Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Studs
Building Materials

A Stronger Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Framing

Light framing is an important part of any traditionally constructed building. They are built inside the walls of a structure and provide a bridging point between the exterior and interior parts of a wall. The most common materials used for studs today are wood and metal. Both have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and you

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EPS and XPS Concrete Wall Insulation
Building Materials

Comparing EPS and XPS Concrete Wall Insulation

Insulation materials come in many forms, and there is a seemingly endless array of options available for ICF homes and buildings, one of the most popular and effective options is rigid-foam insulation. But, there are still multiple options when it comes to rigid-foam insulation. Two options, however, tend to stand out as the most popular

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Fiber Cement Trim
Building Materials

Fiber Cement Trim: An Alternative to Wood Trim for Homes

Regardless of what you side your home exterior with, your façade is not going to be complete without trim. Wood trim is traditionally used to complete the edges of the home, as well as to frame out windows and doorways, giving them a more substantial and polished look. Unfortunately, wood trim is one of the

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Sustainable Home
Building Materials

Benefits of Choosing the Right Materials for Sustainability

Today homeowners are asking builders to build homes that are more sustainable. It’s a building trend that’s sweeping across the United States for several reasons. Not only does a sustainable home reduce a homeowner’s carbon footprint, but it can also conserve energy and reduce costs associated with the home. One way homeowners can create sustainable

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Sustainable Building Elements
Building Materials

The Positive Effects of Using Sustainable Building Elements

Using sustainable building materials to retrofit older homes and to build new homes started off as a trend. But now it’s an accepted and encouraged part of good business practices. The demand for sustainable building materials is soaring among environmentally conscious home buyers and home builders who are interested in reaping the benefits of using

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Plumbing with ICF Homes
Building Materials

Plumbing with ICF Homes

When it comes to plumbing methods, things have changed over the past years. Where you once may have plumbed in traditional brick and wood homes, ICF homes are now making a huge impact on the housing market in a variety of areas. These types of homes are a great addition to a neighborhood and a

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Building Materials

Building Materials Company Spotlight: BELCO Forest Products

Since 1978, BELCO has been setting the standard when it comes to preservative-treated exterior millwork for use in commercial and residential construction. Based out of Shelton, Washington, this company utilizes a trained workforce of high-quality employees to create top-notch millwork for soffit, interior paneling, porch ceilings, exterior posts, exterior window trim, and some of the

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Building Materials

How the Shape of Your Roof Affects Materials that Can be Used

Having your roof replaced is a big decision that can affect your home for years to come. There are many choices that need to be made after deciding to have your roof replaced. One of the most important is what type of roofing material should be used.  Whether you’re re-roofing a home you’ve lived in

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Building Materials

Everything You Should Know About HafcoVac

In many commercial industries, dust explosions caused by the intersection of flammable dust and electric components in vacuums in a huge safety concern. These explosions can range from startling to deadly, and everybody who works in or owns a commercial space where these might occur should be heavily invested in preventing them at all costs.

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