Green home insulation materials are ones that are manufactured from renewable resources & recycled materials with fewer chemicals. Which type of insulation is best for your home depends on where you live. Here’s how to choose a green insulation material with a high R-value for where you live. We’ll cover these: cellulose insulation, cotton insulation, mineral wool insulation / rock wool insulation, sheep wool insulation, straw bale insulation, soy foam insulation, and recycled plastic insulation.
Green Building Materials
Trying to live greener these days? Want your home to be eco-friendly without spending too much money? Home experts share their professional advice for choosing green home building materials, using eco-friendly building methods, reducing your home's energy consumption -- and saving money in the process! Our environmentally conscious homeowners can answer your questions about ecofriendly lumber, windows and countertops, green roofing and insulation options, and high-tech solar ideas. If it affects your home's basic foundation and design, we're talking about it here.
I’m a roofer and I’m here to tell you that roof colors matter. It depends on where you live. See when you’d want to choose reflective roof shingles and when you’d want to choose dark asphalt shingles for your house. And see how your energy bills will be different, based on the roof shingle colors you choose.
Wondering how to get your hands on cheap building materials for your home remodel or new home? Construction materials are expensive, but I’ve got a few ways for you to save big bucks when remodeling or building a house on a budget. Hint: You don’t have to be a contractor to get the contractor discount!
Building a new home? Renovating an old one? Green homes matter. Improvements that make a home green + How to determine the environmental impact of your home
Radiant barrier roof sheathing has a highly reflective material facing the interior of your attic. It will seriously reduce your home’s energy consumption. If you like saving money and helping the environment you should really look into radiant barrier roof decking. Trust me you’ll be happy you did.
Radiant barriers are an effective way to reduce your home energy consumption. Here’s how to choose the right type of radiant barrier for your home.
Window labels make it easier to comparison shop for new home windows. Before you go window shopping, here’s what you need to know about replacement windows.
I searched high and low at the 2011 Fall Atlanta Home Show for cool homebuilding products and I found a few that I think you’re going to like. Solar thermal water heaters, attic access insulation covers and tubular sun skylights were among my favorites.
The EZflow French drain system is an innovative product consisting of 90% recycled content. It counts toward LEED credits, is easy to install, saves time & money.
By using synthetic slate roof shingles that are made from recycled materials, you can earn LEED credits. EcoStar Majestic Slate roof tiles are one example.