Tag: construction

Who Uses Exterior Insulating Sheathing & Why is it Important?

The correct answer is, people who are looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and save on energy costs, and truly, who DOESN’T want that? People are continually looking at different ways to increase their energy efficiency and decrease their energy costs….

Why Choose PlastiSpan HD Insulation for Your Next Project?

As I stand in my favorite Building supply dealer (BSD) reviewing some of my options for insulation, I wonder why people choose PlastiSpan over PlastiSpan HD or the other way around. Why would I choose PlastiSpan HD? So I decided it would be my next…

Plasti-Fab Launches Graphite-Enhanced EPS Product Solutions

EnerSpan™ Insulation: Boosting your R-value with premium insulation With a lot of EPS products available on the market today, Plasti-Fab decided to develop a product that uses graphite in the EPS bead to enhance the performance of the EPS, and pass the benefit on to…

Insulate Cathedral Ceilings with PlastiSpan® or DuroFoam® by Plasti-Fab

Insulation is important in a variety of areas in your home. It is what helps create the all important thermal envelope. This month we have really been focusing on roof insulation, and how it helps your home. A lot of insulation solutions are well…

Precast Concrete Tilt-up Walls for Energy Efficiency Commercial Construction

Another energy efficient wall solution in commercial construction is the precast concrete panel option. Also known as tilt-up walls, they can be easily and economically insulated by incorporating Plasti-Fab PlastiSpan insulation into the panel when they are manufactured. The panel can then be easily…

Keeping the Cold out Part II: How to Insulate your Basement Walls

Yesterday we looked at how to begin insulating your basement by using PlastiSpan insulation on the floor. Walls can be just as important as the floor when insulating, especially if you have a walkout basement or exposed foundation walls. Our goal is energy efficiency,…

The “How” and the “Why” of using Rebar in Advantage ICF Walls

Frequently, I get asked what do I need for Rebar in my ICF walls?  What sizes and how often? Compared to conventional foundation walls, ICF’s require more rebar.  However you can have a  6”  thick concrete wall with ICF opposed to an 8” conventional…