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What Is R-Value For Home Insulation?

It is natural for heat to move from a warmer place to a cooler place. During summer, this means that the warm air outside will try to heat up the inside of the house. 332 more words


A Hiker's Nightmare

Last night as I was falling asleep, I waded through a dreamy world, you know, where everything feels thick and hard to understand.  I was leaving for the PCT and I didn’t have my sleeping mat.  359 more words

Today's Letter of the Day is... R!!

If you have a small child, chances are you have watched Sesame Street, with Murray who presents the Letter of the Day…or is it just us here at Harrington Construction who get the joy of watching episodes of Sesame Street? 488 more words

Home Construction


There’s a silver lining to the six feet of snow that have dropped on our heads these past few weeks: It’s free insulation.

In fact, I shovel mine right up against the house. 148 more words

Fight the Cold - Insulate your home with Plasti-Fab's Exterior Sheathing Insulation

written by Melissa Carruthers
Follow her on twitter: @MelissaC_PFB

It’s January, It’s cold, and we are all trying to find the best way to keep our heat in and the cold out!  605 more words


Main Floor walls

Early stage framing on the main floor with 9″ thick interior walls.   The interior walls will have a combination of spray foam and blown-in cellulose. Using Exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) for our building exterior wall cladding will provide the exterior walls with an insulated finished surface and waterproofing in an integrated composite material system. 14 more words


The Importance of the Building Envelope

A building envelope is the primary interface with the external environment. It is the physical separator between the conditioned and the unconditioned environment of a building; the design and construction of the exterior of a building including the resistance to air, water, heat, light and noise transfer. 1,072 more words

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