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Fiberlite Names Pat Grubb Plant 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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Roaches - The Obnoxious American
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of American cockroaches.
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Interesting Facts About Ants
Understanding importance of ant control and management around the home for health and safety reasons.
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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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Commercial Pest Control
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is the perfect insulation for virtually any new construction or retrofit project. InCide® works directly in walls and attics where bugs and pests infiltrate and live. Pests are killed upon contact with the insulation.
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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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Ants # 1 Nuisance Pest
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly-effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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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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Where Do Ants Hide?
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls, and crawl spaces.
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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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Hidden Under the Floorboards
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the attic and walls of a home can help prevent the infestation of termites. Termites are killed upon contact with the insulation. InCide® will also reduce heating and cooling costs making it a dual purpose insulation. It is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest control company. If you think you have a termite problem, contact a pest professional and ask them about InCide® Pest Control Insulation.
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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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Pest-Free Home Prevents Asthma and Allery Symptoms
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky roaches will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
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Termite Trivia
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the attic and walls of a home can help prevent the infestation of termites. Termites are killed upon contact with the insulation. InCide® will also reduce heating and cooling costs making it a dual purpose insulation. It is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest control company. If you think you have a termite problem, contact a pest professional and ask them about InCide© Pest Control Insulation.
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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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April is National Pest Management Month
Each day, and often behind the scenes, pest professionals are working to prevent or treat residential infestations, ensuring schools, hospitals, food processing facilities and our homes are free of pests. Pest management is important to residential and commercial problems (rodents, ants, cockroaches, termites, etc.) as well as a nation as a whole to protect our food and health.
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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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Your Home May be Vulnerable to Termites
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill termites upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent termite infestation anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is recommended for use in new constructions and retrofit applications in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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Spring---Just Around the Corner?
March 20 is the first day of spring and for many of us it cannot come fast enough. However, with the warmer weather comes those annoying pests like ants, cockroaches and termites. InCide® Pest Control Insulation can combat the warmer weather and help keep the pests out of your home.
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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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Baby It’s Cold Outside
We all know the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and this sure describes this winter with the endless cold fronts and deep freeze throughout a large portion of the country. However, if you are going around the housing signing “Baby It’s Cold Inside” you probably should be looking at how much insulation you have in your walls and attic. Insufficient or poorly installed insulation can cause high utility bills and a very uncomfortable living space.
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Reduce Energy Costs and Unwanted Pests
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is the perfect solution to reduce your homes energy costs and at the same time help eliminate unwanted pests. InCide® offers all the benefits of cellulose insulation but is specially formulated to kill listed pests upon contact and preventing infestations anywhere the product is applied.
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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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Everything You Need to Know About Camel Crickets
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill camel crickets upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly-effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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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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German Cockroaches
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky roaches will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
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What the Wintery Weather Means for Pests
Winter is the time to keep warm indoors, but you don’t want to be cuddling up with pests as well. InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in your attic and walls can help keep the cold air and unwanted pests out of your home. InCide® will kill listed pests upon contact with the insulation.
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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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How to Keep the Warmth In and Pests Out
The U.S. Department of Energy Reports 80% of older homes are in need of insulation. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will keep the warm air in and will kill upon contact listed pests like cockroaches. By adding additional insulation to your home you can reduce your monthly utility costs.
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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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Keeping Holiday Treats Pest-Free
InCide® Pest Control will kill ants, earwigs and many other listed pests upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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Is Your Home Comfortable?
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is made with high-density cellulose insulation and is easily installed over existing insulation. The interlocking fibers provide a seamless layer of thermal protection in attics and walls. Its loose-fill nature allows InCide® to completely fill all gaps around framing, plumbing, wires and other obstructions. This tight seal inhibits air infiltration, a major cause of heat loss within a home. By effectively controlling the transfer of heat and air movement through walls and ceilings, InCide® provides long-lasting comfort and significant energy savings.
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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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Indoor Pollutants Including Cockroaches Trigger Symptoms this Season
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky roaches will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
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Carpenter Ants in Greater Kansas City Area
Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in the greater Kansas City area. There are several species of carpenter ants that may be found infesting homes and other buildings. The most likely species to be infesting a house in Leawood, Olathe, Shawnee, Overland Park and Lawrence, Kansas is the black carpenter ant.
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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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Winter and Pest Control
As the temperature begins to fall, you may think your routine pest control is no longer needed. This is far from the truth. Those unwanted pests are escaping the cold and most likely are coming inside your home.
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Ants Scope out Prime Real Estate
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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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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Pest Proof and Improve Your Homes Energy-Efficiency
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is the perfect solution to improve your homes energy efficiency and to guard against unwanted pests such as cockroaches and termites. InCide® is an EPA registered product and will kill listed pests upon contact with the insulation and may only be installed by a licensed pest control company.
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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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InCide® Pest Control Insulation and Energy Tax Credit
Adding additional insulation to your attic could save you more than just money on your monthly heating and cooling costs, it could also save you money on your taxes. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 allows homeowners to receive a tax credit worth 10% of the cost of energy-efficient improvements up to $500. Energy-efficient improvements include adding insulation to your home.
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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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InCide® Pest Control Insulation Helps Combat High Heating Bills
InCide® Pest Control is made with high-density cellulose insulation and is easily installed over existing insulation. The interlocking fibers provide a seamless layer of thermal protection in attics and walls. Its loose-fill nature allows InCide® to completely fill all gaps around framing, plumbing, wires and other obstructions. This tight seal inhibits air infiltration, a major cause of heat loss within a home. By effectively controlling the transfer of heat and air movement through walls and ceilings, InCide® provides long-lasting comfort and significant savings.
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Mortgage Rates Move Lower as Fed Delays Taper

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Fall Pest-Proofing Helps Keep Pests Outdoors
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of listed pests. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky pests will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
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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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New Distributor for InCide® Pest Control Insulation
InCide, pest control, Insulation Distributors Inc, IDI, pest management
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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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Rain Can Increase Carpenter Ants
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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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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Cockroaches are Evolving to Evade Sugar Traps
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill cockroaches upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces
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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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Where Pests Don’t Belong
When you think of insect infestation, common locations that come to mind might be a home or garden, but apparently other structures such as air traffic control towers and pickup trucks are also targets.
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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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Why Choose InCide® Pest Control Insulation?
InCide® Pest Control Insulation offers all the benefits of cellulose insulation with pest control protection. This unique product guards against most common household pests and prevents germination of mold and mildew. InCide® installed in attics and exterior and interior walls will decrease air infiltration, provide excellent sound control properties and slow or stop the spread of fire, while providing pest protection and lower utility costs.
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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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Don’t Let Termites Take a Bite Out of Your Home
InCide® Pest Control Insulation applied in the walls of your home and the attic may help prevent the infestation of termites. Termites are killed upon contact with the insulation. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls, and crawl spaces.
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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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Interesting Facts About Ants
Although ants may have some fascinating features, ant control and management around the home are important for health and safety reasons. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied.
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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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Where Do Ants Hide?
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls, and crawl spaces.
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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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Crazy Ants
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire-retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls, and crawl spaces. .
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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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Cockroaches & Disease
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save you money on your monthly utility costs. But, will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky roaches will not survive the pest control properties not found in other types of insulation.
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Silverfish
InCide® Pest Control Insulation by Fiberlite Technologies is an EPA registered pest control product designed to kill numerous household insects, including silverfish. Replacing or encapsulating infested insulation with InCide® Pest Control Insulation is a long-term, simple solution to reduce or eliminate silverfish in attics.
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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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Cockroaches and Termites Sole Purpose is to Reproduce
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill termites and cockroaches upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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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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The Heat Is On ….. And So Is The Termite Pressure
Do not forget to ask your pest professional about InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® will kill termites upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls, and crawl spaces.
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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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Commercial Pest Control
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is a superior product that provides permanent and continuous pest protection. The savings on heating and cooling costs plus the added pest protection make InCide® a great investment in your business.
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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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Carpenter Ants: Silent Destroyers
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly-effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces. InCide® installed in the attic and walls will lower heating and cooling costs and make your home quiet and more comfortable environment.
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Ants # 1 Nuisance Pest
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill ants upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly-effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
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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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Hidden Allergy Triggers in Your Home
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the walls can eliminate the infestation of cockroaches in your homes walls. Cockroaches will die upon contact with the insulation. InCide® may also be installed in the attic for additional protection. InCide® will not replace routine home inspections and is available through many pest control companies.
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How to Pest-Proof Your Attic & Basement
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is not your typical insulation and will help prevent infestation of listed pests like mice, rats, cockroaches and ants. InCide® is uniquely formulated to kill unwanted pest upon contact with the insulation. It not only will help control pest between routine maintenance it will lower your monthly heating and cooling costs.
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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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Termites or Carpenter Ants?
Don’t forget to ask your pest management company about InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill listed pest when they come in contact with the insulation. It will not replace routine pest control, but it will assist in killing such insects as ants and termites. InCide® will reduce your heating and cooling costs saving you money year around. InCide® is the perfect solution to reduce the infestation of pest and maintain overall comfort in your home or office.
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How to Know When to Hire a Pest Professional
Termites and other wood-boring insects can damage important support beams in your home, resulting in expensive repairs that are not typically covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. Termites alone cause approximately $5 billion in property damage every year and are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper, silently and undetected, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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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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InCide® Pest Control Insulation and New Construction
If you are thinking about building a new home, InCide® Pest Control Insulation is the perfect fit. InCide® offers all the benefits of cellulose insulation combined with pest control protection. This unique product guards against most common household pests and prevents the germination of mold and mildew. InCide® works directly in the walls and attics where bugs and pest infiltrate and live. Insects are killed upon contact with the insulation. By installing InCide® Pest Control Insulation, you can be reassured that insects are not hiding where you cannot see them.
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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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InCide® Pest Control Helps Prevent Ant Infestation
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is another way to help prevent ant infestation. When installed in the walls or attic, InCide® will kill ants upon contact with the insulation. Not only will InCide® help control listed pests, it will reduce your monthly heating and cooling costs. InCide® is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest control company. Contact your local pest control company today and ask them about the added value of InCide® Pest Control Insulation.
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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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April is National Pest Management Month
Pest management is important to residential problems (ants, rodents, cockroaches, termites, etc.) as well as to the nation as a whole to protect our food and health. Public health officials attribute the quality of life we have today to three things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation and better pest control. Without pest management practices, pests could destroy more than 50 percent of our food crops. Recent surveys have determined that cockroach allergens are the number three contributors to children’s asthma. They commonly carry staphylococci, streptococcus, coli-form, molds, salmonella, yeasts and clostridia. Control and eradication of these pests is vital to health care facilities, homes, and sites where food is prepared or served.
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Spring and Termites Go Hand-in-Hand, Only 50% Have Home Inspected
Homeowners concerned about the rising cost of heating and cooling bills and termites, should consider having InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the attic and walls of their home. InCide® will kill upon contact listed pests including drywood and subterranean termites. InCide® Pest Control Insulation is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest professional.
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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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The Importance of Wood-Boring Pest Inspection When Buying a Home
Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year, and are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Unless a buyer knows what to look for, termites can be hard to find with the naked eye and therefore it could take three to eight years before the signs of an infestation are apparent. To avoid getting stuck with extensive damage that is typically not covered by homeowner’s insurance, buyers should always request a wood-boring inspection before finalizing the purchase of a home.
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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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Tips to Prevent Occasional Invaders
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will combat cockroaches, earwigs, crickets, millipedes and silverfish when these pests come in contact with the insulation. InCide® may only be installed by a licensed pest management professional. If you have a problem with pest infestation, contact a professional pest management company and ask them about InCide® Pest Control Insulation.
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The Truth about Cockroaches and Health
If despite all these measures, you discover a cockroach infestation in your home, contact a pest professional for assistance with elimination and prevention. Be sure to ask your pest control professional if they install InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® installed in the attic and walls kills cockroaches upon contact with the insulation. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will reduce your monthly utility costs. This is a win; win for any homeowner with a cockroach problem and high utility costs!
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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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Subterranean Termites
If you suspect infestation, contact a pest professional about subterranean termite treatment. Ask you pest professional if they install InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® installed in the attic and walls of your home will kill subterranean termites upon contact and lower utility costs.
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Why Cockroaches Groom Themselves
“The evidence is strong: Grooming is necessary to keep these foreign and native substances at a particular level,” Schal says. “Leaving antennae dirty essential blinds insects to their environment.” Schal adds that there could be pest-control implications to the findings. An insecticide mist or dust that settles on a cockroach’s antennae should be ingested by the roach rather quickly due to constant grooming. That method of insecticide delivery could be more effective than relying on residual insecticides to penetrate the thick cuticle.
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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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When Ants Come Marching-----Take Action
Most importantly, if you have an ant infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the problem. Be sure to ask your pest control professional if they install InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® installed in the attic and walls kills ants upon contact with the insulation. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will reduce your monthly utility costs. This is a win, win for any homeowner with an ant problem and high utility costs!
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Seal Foundation Cracks to Keep Pests Out
InCide® Pest Control Insulation helps control silverfish, earwigs and ants. When installed in the attic or walls, InCide® kills listed pests upon contact with the insulation. InCide® combined with routine pest control services, will give you peace of mind that insects are not hiding where you cannot see them.
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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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Millipedes and Centipedes
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the walls and attic can help eliminate the infestation of millipedes and centipedes in your home. InCide® will save you money month after month on your utility costs. InCide® in conjunction with routine pest control services will virtually eliminate these annoying pests.
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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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How Pests Can Affect Your Health
If you have a cockroach or an ant infestation, be sure to take action to treat the problem and contact a licensed pest control professional to aid you in preventing future infestations. Also, be sure to ask if they install InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® will kill cockroaches and ants upon contact and will reduce your monthly utility costs. InCide® Pest Control is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest control professional.
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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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Insects From Abroad
Insects of foreign origin, commonly called invasive species, are a major concern in the United States. Often, invasive pests do not have natural predators in the U.S. so their populations can grow quickly. Many invasive pests, including some beetles and moth species, pose a major threat to the U.S. agricultural industry as they destroy crops.
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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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Is Your Home at Risk for Termites?
Regardless of the species, termites are destructive and can cost you lots of money in unexpected home repairs. There are a few things a homeowner can do to help prevent termite infestation. Use caulking to fill any small holes or cracks in your basement. Seal around windows and utility vest to prevent termites from gaining entry to your home. Have your home insulation with InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® combines cellulose insulation with a safe and effective pest control additive and provides continuous pest control protection. It works directly in the walls, attics and foundations where termites infiltrate and live and kills termites upon contact with the insulation. You should have routine evaluations performed by a professional pest management company.
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InCide® Pest Control Insulation a Perfect Fit for Pest Management Professionals
A common concern for pest management professionals is how to keep busy during the winter months and many companies have turned to installing InCide® Pest Control Insulation.
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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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La Cucaracha
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in the walls and attic can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. InCide® will save you money month after month on your utility costs. InCide® in conjunction with routine pest control services will give you piece of mind knowing those pesky cockroaches will not survive.
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Mild Winter Temperatures----More Bugs
If you are like most of us, you have been enjoying the warmer than normal temperatures. While we have been spending less on heating bills, there is an unwanted side effect to the unseasonable weather --- more bugs.
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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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Hurricane Sandy Predicted To Have Long-Term Effects On Pest Populations
During the rebuilding process, you should consider using InCide® Pest Control Insulation which offers all the benefits of cellulose insulation combined with pest control protection. This unique product guards against most common household pests and prevents the germination of mold and mildew. InCide® works directly in walls and attics where bugs and pest infiltrate and live. Insects are killed upon contact with the insulation. By installing InCide® Pest Control Insulation, you can be reassured that insects are not hiding where you cannot see them.
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Test Your Knowledge Answers:
The answers to Test Your Knowledge.
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Combating High Heating Bills with InCide® Pest Control Insulation
InCide® Pest Control Insulation is made with high-density cellulose insulation and is easily installed over existing insulation. The interlocking fibers provide a seamless layer of thermal protection in attics and walls. Its loose-fill nature allows InCide® to completely fill all gaps around framing, plumbing, wires and other obstructions. This tight seal inhibits air infiltration, a major cause of heat loss within a home. By effectively controlling the transfer of heat and air mo
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Protect Your Home from Cockroaches with InCide®
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed.
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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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InCide® Not Your Typical Insulation
InCide® Pest Control Insulation offers all the benefits of cellulose insulation but is specially formulated to kill insects upon contact and preventing infestations anywhere the product is applied. This unique product prevents the germination of mold and mildew and contains a fire-retardant that will slow or stop the spread of fire when installed in attics and walls. Significant energy savings, a comfortable and quiet environment and continuous pest control protection make InCide® Pest Control Insulation the perfect choice for your home or office.
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What is Booklice?
InCide® Pest Control Insulation provides scientifically proven mold protection. Humidity, condensation and other sources of moisture can cause mold to grow inside wall cavities and attics, and may not be detected until major damage has been done. InCide® naturally diffuses moisture and virtually eliminates mold growing conditions.
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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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Homes Are Inviting to Pests in Winter
InCide® Pest Control Insulation works in conjunction with routine pest control services and can save you money on your monthly utility costs. It is easily installed over existing insulation and may be installed in walls without costly renovation.
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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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InCide Pest Control Insulation for Control of Silverfish
A common question we receive from pest management professionals is this: "Is InCide Pest Control Insulation effective against silverfish?" And the answer is... YES!
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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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InCide® Pest Control Insulation Can Help Combat Termites
InCide® combines cellulose insulation with a safe and effective pest control additive and provides continuous, nonstop pest control protection.
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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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InCide® Pest Control Insulation Boosts Year-Round Profits
InCide® Pest Control Insulation combines the energy-saving features of cellulose insulation with permanent pest protection.
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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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