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Cellulose Insulation Products, Installations, Moisture and More Answered

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Cellulose Insulation Products For DIY and Professional Markets

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Cellulose Insulation Industry Best Warranty

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How To Select The Best Insulation Product

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Fiberlite Salutes U.S. Energy Efficiency Month

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Cost Vs Value Of Adding More Attic Insulation

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Cellulose Insulation For Commercial Projects

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Energy Efficient Incentives 2021

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Congress Approves More Small Business Stimulus

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Winter Prep For Warmer Homes This Winter
Learn five easy tips for keeping a home warmer in winter that any homeowner can easily do.
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American Standards Testing Methods For Cellulose Insulation
Learn more about American Standards Testing Methods for Cellulose Insulation after the Oct 2020 semi-annual meetings.
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National Energy Awareness Month
Learn more about energy awareness month and tips for conserving energy in the home and reducing energy bills.
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Different Cellulose Insulation For Contractors And DIY
Fiberlite offers insulation products for attics that are specific for the DIY homeowner and Professional installer. Learn more.
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What Is Stabilized Attic Insulation

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How To Insulate Open Air Commercial Buildings
SATAC SYSTEM is the perfect cellulose insulation product for exposed commercial building applications. Learn more.
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Health Sensitivity Issues And Cellulose Insulation
Learn more about the health safety aspects of cellulose insulation in homes and buildings.
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Cellulose Insulation Keeps Your Summer Home Cooler
Learn how to check attic insulation and ways to keep home cooler in summer months.
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Fiberlite Increases Production Capabilities
FIberlite has completed a major upgrade at its Joplin, MO plant to increase production of cellulose insulation products.
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Insulation Contractor In Home During COVID-19
Learn questions to ask insulation contractors when considering install during COVID-19 Pandemic.
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COVID-19 Crisis Small Business & Industry Status
Fiberlite President Shan Maitra on company status for Covid-19 Crisis.
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Happy Easter From Fiberlite Technologies

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Cellulose Insulation Environmental Product Declaration
Fiberlite worked with the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association to release the first ever Environmental Product Declaration. Learn more about EPD's.
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Adding Home Insulation A Sound Decision
Learn how cellulose insulation can improve sound in a home as well as comfort and energy efficiency.
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Home & Building Insulation That Stops Air Infiltration
Article with photos demonstrating air infiltration and how insulation in walls controls it.
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Recommended Insulation R-Values By U.S. Regions
Map of U.S. zones for DOE insulation recommendations and what R-Value means.
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Dense Packing Cellulose Insulation In Walls
Learn why dense packing with blown in cellulose insulation is better than upgrading windows and how it's done.
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Topping Off Attic With Cellulose Insulation
Learn how to tell if home attic insulation needs topping off to save on energy bills in this how to article.
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Home Insulation Can Minimize Stack Effect
Learn what Stacking Effect is, how it drives up home energy costs and how insulation controls it in this article from Fiberlite Tech cellulose insulation products.
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Fiberlite Names Pat Grubb GENERAL Manager
Fiberlite has promoted Patricia Grubb to General Manager of its plant in Joplin, Mo. She is the first woman in the position and one of the few in the industry.
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Fiberlite Tech Turns 45
Fiberlite Tech turned 45 in 2019. See the story behind one of the leaders in cellulose insulation manufacturing.
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FIBER-LITE Cellulose Insulation the Perfect Solution for Cathedral Ceilings
Cathedral ceilings are more susceptible to moisture damage than open attics. Learn more about how cellulose insulation helps with this issue.
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Arkansas Announces Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Loss Reserve Program
. The program will provide funds to participants offering residential on-bill re-payment or on-bill financing programs to their customers for energy efficiency improvements such as insulation, duct sealing and HVAC replacement.
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Bipartisan Energy Codes Bill a Boon for Consumers
“By requiring that any code or proposal supported by the Department of Energy has a payback of 10 years or less, the bill would allow home owners to invest in energy-efficient insulation, windows, lighting and other features that will significantly reduce their utility bills.
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Cathedral Ceilings vs. Vaulted Ceilings
As all insulation contractors know, not all attic spaces are created equal. The insulator’s idea of the perfect attic would be above a level ceiling with lots of headroom. However, this is not always the case. Many builders and homeowners use vaulted and cathedral ceilings as part of their home designs. In order to properly insulate these areas, the most important step is correctly identifying the ceiling type.
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Green Homes Show Growth
More builders are engaging in sustainable building practices with consumers demanding higher quality homes and taking advantage of utility incentives.
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New Home Inventory Growing
Sales of new single-family homes are rebounding with a 6.4% increase in April to an adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units, according to the Commerce Department reports. This is the first upswing in new-home sales following two consecutive months of decline.
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Healthy Housing Industry Spurs Job Growth
Employment from new home construction and remodeling has a wide ripple effect. About half the jobs created by building new homes are in construction. They include framers, electricians, plumbers and carpenters. Other jobs are spread over other sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, retail, wholesale and business services.
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Housing Market Continues to Grow
A growing economy, pent-up demand, competitive mortgage rates and affordable home prices will keep housing on an upward path through 2015. However, several obstacles including tight consumer credit, shortage of lots and labor and rising material prices are hindering a more robust recovery, according to economists.
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New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest and Northeast
Groundbreaking on new single-family homes posted a 6 percent rise in March, showing a gradual strengthening in the sector — particularly in the Northeast and Midwest — according to new figures by the Commerce Department.
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First-Time Home Buyers Shrinking Share of Market
The National Association of Realtors reports first-time buyers are a shrinking share of the market, only 27 percent of buyers, compared to 40 percent in more normal market. It’s not that young households don’t want to buy. It’s that desire is not matching up with their ability. Many young households are saddled with student loan debt while job creation and wages have been heading up only slowly. And the qualified mortgage rule that took effect this year to ensure lenders don’t make bad loans won’t help, since it tightens how much student loan and other debt loan applicants can carry.
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High Expectations for Retirement Homes
With approximately 77 million boomers in the U.S., it’s quite significant for our industry to see that this population has so much positive anticipation for the home in which they will be retiring and for the majority, their aspirations involve making a move. Baby boomers are known for being a hardworking, trailblazing generation. As they have done with every other major life event, they are marching head-on into retirement with big plans. The survey found that boomers continue to surprise with nuances of what they care about and what they are prioritizing.
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Energy Efficiency Top Priority for New Homes
The demand for energy-efficient windows, programmable thermostats and highly efficient insulation has more than doubled over the past five years. However, many homebuyers are evaluating the cost of the insulation and the payback.
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How to Prevent Ice Damming
The best solution to stop the ice from forming on the roof is with proper attic insulation. Cellulose insulation is one of the best performing products at extreme cold temperatures. Cellulose insulation is easily installed over existing insulation preventing the removal of the current insulation in your home.
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Subcontractors Essential to Home Building Industry
Subcontractors are an often over looked but essential part of the home building industry. Many outside the industry do not understand how large a part subcontractors have in the construction of a home. Home builders and remodelers subcontract a large portion of their construction work out to trade contractors who can more efficiently deliver individual pieces of the construction process. Specialized subcontractors perform much or even all of the actual labor.
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“Green” Saved Some Homebuilders from Recession
Homebuilders are finding that betting on green features could be the key to rescuing an ailing business. A new study finds that builders with energy-efficient and green home construction experience remained in business during the Great Recession at higher rates than those who did not have any knowledge or experience with green housing.
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January 2014 Housing Industry Update
New home construction reached the 3rd highest level in the past 66 months. However, the latest annualized pace of 999,000 new units is insufficient to satisfy demand. Another 50 percent increase in housing starts is needed to help relieve the inventory shortage conditions.
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Housing Market Continues to Show Gradual Improvement
Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).
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U.S. Sees Record Low Natural-Disaster Activity in 2013
This year we saw a record low number of natural-disaster events in the U.S., despite a few highly publicized storms – such as the twisters that ravaged Central Illinois – according to CoreLogic’s annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis.
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New-Home Sales Up Sharply in October
All four regions posted double-digit sales gains in October. Sales rose 19.2 percent in the Northeast, 34 percent in the Midwest, 28.2 percent in the South and 15.2 percent in the West.
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Electricity Consumption in 2012
The electric bill is a large part of the residential energy expenditures. Energy efficiency is becoming a top priority for many homeowners. A recent study by NAHB showed home buyer preferences found that nine out of ten buyers would pay a 2 percent to 3 percent premium for a home with energy-efficient features and permanent lower utility bills.
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Builders: Congress to Blame for Market Unease
Builders are blaming lawmakers in Washington, D.C. for the mounting challenges facing the new-home sector.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Final actions on more than 2,000 proposed code changes for the 2015 editions of the International Code Council’s International Residential Code (IRC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and other I-Codes were decided in Atlantic City, NJ in late October.
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Winter Home Energy Improvement Tips
As the weather changes and the temperature begins to fall, the importance of home insulation and energy efficiency becomes a priority for many homeowners. We are happy to provide some advice on how best to use cellulose insulation along with other tips for making practical energy-efficient improvements to your home.
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Air Sealing for New Construction
Minimizing air movement in and out of a house is key to building an energy-efficient home. Controlling air leakage is also critical to moisture control. It is always best to use techniques and materials identified as best practices for your site and climate.
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Housing Moves Towards ‘Healthy Equilibrium’
The housing market is finding its center again, showing signs of greater balance, according to the National Housing Trend Report. The analysis finds year-over-year trends revealing strong gains in median list prices and declines in days on the market.
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Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam
With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year as several challenges remain.
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How Did Homeowners Use the Energy Tax Credits?
Homeowners that have taken advantage of this tax credit spent $7.8 billion on energy-efficient windows by 2.2 million homeowners. Energy efficient natural gas, propane, and oil powered water heaters and furnaces were second, with $5.3 billion in qualified expenditures by almost 1.4 million taxpayers. While 2.1 million taxpayers spent $3.5 billion on upgrading insulation in their homes.
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Mortgage Rates Move Lower as Fed Delays Taper

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Producer Prices in August – Wood Products Prices Mixed, Gypsum Threatens Again
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for August. Producer prices for finished goods rose 0.3% in August driven by increases in food (0.6%) and energy (0.8%) prices. Excluding food and energy, the core index was flat.
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OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule Raises Concerns
A coalition of construction industry groups is concerned about a proposed rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that’s intended to protect workers from inhaling dust containing silica, created by activities such as cutting brick or block, and sawing, grinding or drilling concrete.
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Vapor Barriers and Cellulose Insulation
Fiberlite Technologies does not recommend the use of an interior vapor barrier with our wall cavity spray products. A vapor barrier will greatly inhibit the air movement within the cavity space which in turn regulates the temperature within the cavity.
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Existing-Home Sales Spike in July
According to the National Association of Realtors®, existing-home sales rose strongly in July. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops, increased 6.5 percent.
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The Housing Supply is More Energy Efficient
Energy efficient home features are becoming nearly standard practice among some homebuilders nowadays. Many builders see this as a way to compete against existing homes, boasting it as a way for homeowners to save money on utility bills.
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Homeownership is a Top Priority
Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future. Renters are thinking more about purchasing a home now than in past years, while the number of people say they prefer to rent has declined.
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New-Home Sales Jump 8.3 Percent in June
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is reporting sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 497,000 units in June. This is the fastest pace in the last five years, according to data released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PATH Act to Create Housing Sustainability
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is working with lawmakers to make changes to the PATH Act proposal to ensure that it provides the federal support necessary to maintain a strong and liquid housing finance system. NAHB believes federal support is particularly important to ensure that 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, the bedrock of the nation’s housing finance system since the 1930s, remain available at reasonable interest rates and terms. As currently drafted, the PATH Act does not provide the federal support necessary to ensure a strong and liquid housing finance system.
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OSHA Announces New National Emphasis Program for Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new National Emphasis Program to protect workers from serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates. Isocyanates are compounds containing the isocyanate group (NCO). They react with compounds containing alcohol (hydroxyl) groups to produce polyurethane polymers, which are components of polyurethane foams. Jobs that may involve exposure to isocyanates include foam blowing, the manufacture of many Polyurethane products, such as chemicals, polyurethane foam, and insulation materials.
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Energy Costs Added to Chicago Home Listings-Will Others Follow
Chicago will become the first city in the country to include energy costs on home listings. Homes listed on the Multiple Listing Service in Chicago will display annual and monthly energy costs, including gas and electric service to home.
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New Home Sales Rise 2.1 Percent in May
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose for the a third consecutive month in May, posting a 2.1 percent gain to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 units according to data released by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau on June 25, 2013. This is the fastest sales pace recorded since July of 2008.
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Builders Needed In Oklahoma for Tornado Relief
To facility the recovering, OSHBA is assembling a list of member builders who are qualified to help in the rebuilding efforts and can bring crews and materials into affected areas. If you are equipped to meet these criteria and want to be included on the list, please send your name, company name, e-mail, and phone number. Do not put your name on the list if you cannot supply your own subcontractors and materials. As is the State Policy, we will recommend Certified Professional Builders first, then other members alphabetically. We will only list active members and will update as members join the effort.
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SAVE Act Update
Home buyers purchasing energy-efficient properties could qualify for lager mortgages than their incomes would normally allow under a Senate bill reintroduced on June 6, 2012 with broad real estate industry support.
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More than 750 Builders Discuss Housing Issues in Hill Visits
On June 5, 2013, more than 750 builders from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill for the annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will keep the housing recovery moving forward and increase housing opportunities for all Americans. “We are sending a load and clear message to members of Congress that strong housing market is critical to create jobs and boost economic growth,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson.
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Attic Insulation Tips
The attic of a home for most of the United States can be a dreadful place to visit in the summer for homeowners. Depending on the geographical area, attics in the summer are stereotypically scorching and feel hotter than the Arizona desert. If the right measures are taken, attics don’t have to be extremely hot in the summer.
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NAHB Applauds New Legislation to Spur Construction Lending
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today applauded Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) for introducing bipartisan legislation to encourage residential construction lending, spur job growth and keep the housing and economic recovery on track.
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Existing-Home Sales Up but Constrained
Existing-home sales rose in April but remain below underlying demand because of limited inventory and tight credit, according to the National Association of Realtors. All regions are showing strong price gains from a year ago.
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Housing Starts-What March Giveth, April Taketh Away
Today’s report on housing starts for April from the Census Bureau and HUD show a fall back from the revised March annual pace of 1.0 million units to 853 thousand. Most of the decline is attributable to a correction in the multifamily sector. Single family starts dipped to an annual pace of 610 thousand in April from 623 thousand in March, but multifamily starts plunged from a pace of 398 thousand in March to 243 thousand in April.
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Green Material Demand to Increase
Cellulose insulation manufacturers are more than comfortable with these new FTC rules. CIMA and its members have been producing products that are the gold standard of green building for many years. It’s easy to meet these FTC rules, and make the claim for being green and environmentally friendly, with a product that is up to 85% recycled waste paper-the majority of it post consumer waste newsprint. The fact is, cellulose insulation divers paper from landfills converting it into a highly efficient insulation material that saves energy, reduces green house gasses and sequesters carbon in the walls of buildings and homes for years and years. On top of that, it requires a fraction of the embodied energy required to produce other leading types of insulation like fiberglass and foam. That’s why CIMA and its members confidently states that cellulose insulation is “The Greenest of the Green.”
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Short-Term Ups and Downs for Housing
Recent housing market data have illustrated that while the long-run trend for housing remains one of improvement, there will be bumps along the way. In particular, availability of building lots and skilled labor, rising building material prices, and big picture economic and policy developments will present month-to-month challenges for home builders and other housing businesses.
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Growing Labor Shortages Impeding Housing Recovery
Part of the reason for labor shortages can be attributed to the fact that many skilled residential construction workers were forced to seek employment elsewhere during the recession and are no longer currently available. The loss of tens of thousands of housing jobs mushroomed to more than 1.4 million during the peak of the downturn. During this period, many trades retrained construction workers and they are not returning to the residential construction sector
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New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain
Choosing the right insulation is one of the most critical decisions a homeowner has to make when building a new home. Fiberlite's Cellulose Insulation will save you money month after month on utility bills. Talk to your builder today and ask them how Fiberlite's Cellulose Insulation can reduce monthly energy costs.
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FHA Reform Efforts Must Ensure Borrowers Have Access to Affordable Home Loans
With tight mortgage lending standards preventing well-qualified home buyers from obtaining home loans and impeding the housing and economic recovery, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) expressed support for congressional efforts to reform the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) but urged lawmakers to proceed in a cautious manner to avoid any disruptions to the nation’s housing finance system.
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Home Energy Efficiency and Mortgage Risks
About 35 percent of the houses in the sample were ENERGY STAR-rated for efficiency. The odds for a mortgage default on an ENERGY STAR residence are one-third lower than homes without and ENERGY STAR rating. Additionally, the study found that the extent of energy efficiency matters: The greater a house’s efficiency, the lower the risk of default.
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Nationwide Housing Production Edges Up in February
Single-family housing starts eked out a 0.5 percent gain to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 618,000 units in February, bringing them to their highest level since June of 2008, while multifamily starts rose 1.4 percent to 299,000 units.
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FTC Cracks Down on Green Claims
Cellulose insulation has been the gold standard for green building for many years. It’s easy to meet the FTC rules, and make the claim for being green and environmentally friendly, with a product that is 82% recycled waste paper with a majority of it post consumer waste newsprint. The fact is, cellulose insulation diverts paper from landfills converting it into a highly efficient insulation material that saves energy, reduces green house gasses and sequesters carbon in the walls of buildings and homes for years and years. On top of that, it requires a fraction of the embodied energy required to produce other leading types of insulation like fiberglass and foam.
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Price and Proximity to Work Key Concerns for Home Buyers
There is a growing interest in single-story homes, and energy efficiency continues to be a concern. In fact, nine out of ten buyers would prefer to purchase a home with energy-efficient features and permanently lower utility bills rather than buy a home without those features that costs two to three percent less.
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NAHB Study Reveals What Home Buyers Really Want
First and foremost, energy efficiency. Some of the most wanted features involve saving energy. Nine out of ten buyers would rather buy a home with energy-efficient features and permanently lower utility bills than one without those features that costs 2 to 3 percent less.
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Survey Indicates Growing Concern Over Building Costs
According to the survey, more than three-fourths of the builders expect building materials prices to be one of their significant problems expected in 2013, up substantially from 46 percent in 2012 and 33 percent in 2011. Second is cost/availability of labor, a significant problem 51 percent of the builders expect to face in 2013, up from 30 percent who said they faced the problem in 2012 and on 13 percent in 2011. Nearly half of the builders expect cost/availability of developed lots to be a significant problem. This is also up from 24 percent who said they faced the problem in 2012 and 21 percent in 2011.
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Loan Demand Increases, Despite Rising Rates
Mortgage applications were on the rise last week even as interest rates continued to climb upward, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports in its weekly mortgage application survey.
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Multifamily Industry to Remain Strong through 2013
The multifamily sector has led the way in the recovery of the overall housing market and will continue to do so over the next several years, said panelists during a press conference at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) international Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The multifamily market has recovered substantially since the end of 2010 and now stands at about 70 percent of the way back to a sustainable level.
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One-Hour Fire Resistance Rating
The International Building Code includes guidelines to calculate fire resistance ratings for both load-bearing and non-load bearing wood frame assemblies. Cellulose insulation was incorporated into this code by the International Code Council in 2000.
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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Owners of existing homes may receive a tax credit worth 10% of the cost of upgrading the efficiency of the building’s envelope including adding additional insulation. Installation (labor) costs are not included and are capped at $500 for all improvements.The Department of Energy reports that 80% of homes built before 1980 are under insulated. With the passage of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, you may now qualify for a 10% tax credit up to $500 by adding Cellulose Insulation to your home.
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NAHB Reports Housing Remains on Track for 2013 But Challenges Remain
Upward trends in recent months among a number of housing indicators point to a slow and steady growth in the nation’s housing market in 2013, but several challenges remain, according to the latest economic and housing forecast by David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
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Why You Should Hire a Professional Insulation Contractor
Insulation contractors devote their time to insulation contracting services and focus on energy conservation and comfort. The proper installation of any type of insulation is essential for insulation to perform. Knowledge of air infiltration, ventilation, and recessed lighting are just a few of the areas critical to installation techniques. Professional Insulation contractors have access to a wide variety of training, are familiar with local codes and regulations, and can offer guidance about the type and amount of insulation required for your home.
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CNAIMA Urges Leaders to Embrace Energy Extenders
In the longer term, the fate of tax extenders is unclear. There are dozens of provisions, including energy provisions beyond 25C and 45L, such as 179D (the commercial property energy efficiency deduction), that also would require congressional action to extend in the next several years. There was considerable sentiment in 2012 to eliminate all of these provisions in return for a lower corporate tax rate across the board, but budgetary concerns and election results seem to have dimmed prospects for such a move. Still, there is concern about the ad hoc nature of tax extenders and there is considerable support for thinning the list of tax extenders – perhaps making some permanent and eliminating others for budget savings. The post-fiscal cliff future of tax extenders will surely be an issue in 2013. CNAIMA will remain engaged on behalf of the energy efficiency extenders that deemed by members important to the industry.
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Short Sales Have More Favorable Impact on Home Prices
Every time a bank makes a home loan, it creates a positive domino effect within local economies. Builders, architects, roofers, plumbers, furniture retailers and other companies reap the benefits as homebuyers spend their dollars. But today, these new home loans are no longer happening at the rate they should be. Homeowners are generally staying put and many owe more on their homes than they are worth. When they need or want to move, they’re finding they would have to bring thousands of dollars in cash to the closing. Most cannot afford it, so they continue to wait out the economy and hope home values will eventually recover.
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Home Sales are Expected To Accelerate In The Coming Months
Pending home sales are the highest level since March 2007. Contract activity surged in the Midwest and is showing healthy gains in the South, but was down slightly in both the Northeast and West. The Northeast saw some impact from Hurricane Sandy, but limited inventory in the West is keeping a lid on the market. All regions are up from a year ago, with double-digit gains in every regions but the West.
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What Does "Stabilized Attic Application" Mean?
Stabilizing cellulose insulation in an attic is the process of applying the insulation at a density which limits settling to less than 5%. Stabilizing an attic requires more than installing a cellulose product labeled “Stabilized.” A stabilized product must contain a dry adhesive and you must add water during the installation process. Most manufacturers suggest six pounds (approximately 3 quarts) of water to a 30 lb. bag of stabilized cellulose insulation material. However, it is important to note that you should always check with the manufacturer for the recommended ratio of material to water as this will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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Test Your Knowledge Answers:
The answers to Test Your Knowledge.
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Test Your Knowledge
These questions were taken from our Contractor Certification Exam. Answers will be given in our next post. If you have not yet taken the exam, we encourage you to do so.
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Optimum Value Engineering and Cellulose Insulation
There are many advantages in using the Optimum Value Engineering method and Cellulose Insulation. Homes are more energy efficient and feel more comfortable.
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Drill & Fill Application Procedure for Cellulose Insulation
However, homeowners may not be aware that additional insulation may be added to existing walls by using cellulose insulation with the drill and fill method, saving them money month after month.
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NAHB FALL CONSTRUCTION FORECAST
Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the housing recovery is now under way, but fiscal uncertainties and other challenges could result in a bumpy ride in the coming months, according to economists participating in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) webinar on the construction and economic outlook.
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October is National Energy Action Month
Don’t know where to begin? Here are a few simple tips that can save you money month after month. • Check the insulation levels in your attic, exterior and basement walls, ceilings, floors, and crawl spaces.
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The "SATAC" System
The "SATAC" System commercial building insulation is an ideal way to expand your insulation business.
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Cellulose Installation Precautions
Certain precautions should be taken when installing cellulose insulation. The following are important precautions and limitations to always remember.
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What Do NRC and STC Mean?
Technical terms like Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) and Sound Transmission Class (STC) can be somewhat confusing. While one measures the build-up of noise within a space, the other measures the sound transmission between spaces.
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Cellulose Insulation Credited with Limiting Fire Damage
Dave Fisher said the house's insulation- cellulose insulation made from recycled paper- kept the house from burning to the ground. "Without it, we would probably have lost the entire house," he said.
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Back to the Basics – Wall Spray Guidelines
While there are many variables that affect cellulose wall-spray applications, using a few simple guidelines can eliminate some of the guesswork when trying to achieve optimum performance.
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Newer Homes are Better Insulated & Energy Efficient Improvements in Older Homes Rises
This has necessitated the need for newer homes to feature better insulation and other energy saving components, but has also led to energy efficient improvements to older homes.
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Texas Insulation Fire Story Propagates Myth
A television station in Texas recently ran a story about a house fire and quoted a local fire official who erroneously stated cellulose insulation contributed to the damage. This insulation fire story from Texas includes many misstatements and errors based on myth rather than facts about the product.
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Cellulose Insulation Gets Best Green Rating
Cellulose insulation is the most environmentally friendly insulation on the market today. It is manufactured from 80% recycled paper from locally sourced post-consumer was newsprint. It is safe to install, easy to handle and simple to recover onsite. In most cases, with proper job management by professional insulation contracts, virtually all the excess cellulose insulation from an installation project can be recovered and used right on site leaving almost no wasted material.
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Utility Rates on the Rise
If you live in Missouri or Kansas, chances are your utility company has requested a rate increase. The most recent requests have come from the following companies:
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Energy Efficiency: A Solution Towards Energy Independece
Many types of insulation such as Cellulose Insulation is cost-effective and easily installed over existing insulation. Cellulose Insulation may be added to walls without the need for a costly renovation of the interior wall finish.
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Cellulose Insulation and Air Infiltration
Insulation, while invisible from inside a home, may be the single most important element in terms of making a home a quiet and comfortable place to live.
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Insulation Can Help Lower Cooling Costs
Most of us only think about adding insulation in the wintertime. However, it is just as important to make sure you have adequate insulation in the summertime to reduce your cooling costs.
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Insulating Cathedral Ceilings and Vaulted Ceilings
In order to properly insulate cathedral and vaulted ceilings, the most important step is correctly identifying the ceiling type.
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FIBER-LITE Cellulose Insulation the Perfect Solution for Cathedral Ceilings
Filling the cathedral ceiling with FIBER-LITE Cellulose Insulation is a very effective way to block the air movement.
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Wall-Cavity Spray with Cellulose Insulation
cellulose, insulation, wall cavity spray, FIBER-LITE PLUS, WAL-MAT
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SAVE ACT Helps You Save
You may have heard of the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act (SAVE Act S17373) and wondered exactly what it is. This blog post will help you learn more.
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