Insulation that balances performance and cost Unpredictable energy costs have made concerned Maine home builders seek better performing insulation alternatives to the traditional fiberglass batt insulation which had been prevalent for many years. We feel an option that balances cost and performance very well is the “OPTIMA” blown in blanket system. Manufactured by CertainTeed and … Read More

Wall sealing

Building science case studies have shown Maine home builders the importance of sealing wall systems to prevent air infiltration into the building envelope.   Reducing air infiltration is as important as adding additional insulation as a strategy for improving energy performance. Additionally, leaky wall assemblies can be prone to condensation and water damage (mildew, mold, … Read More