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This page is dedicated to new and innovative products that we utilize. We update this page on an ongoing basis. Please contact us to receive additional information or learn of other products that we endorse and use in construction.
We have been fortunate to work with Bruce B. Butler AIA on several projects which he has designed to be extremely energy efficient, responsible to the environment, as well as beautiful and a pleasure to live in. It is great to collaborate with an architect and with homeowners who share our interest for sustainable construction.
A great product that we have discovered and are currently utilizing is the Panasonic WhisperComfort™ ERV Bath Fan Similar to a whole house air exchanger but at a much lower cost, these units exchange stale indoor air with fresh air while retaining heat inside the house. They install in each bath and collectively facilitate a healthful air exchange in the building envelope.
When Triple Guard™ was tested at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the product scored a 91.7% reduction in air leakage compared to conventional foam sill sealers. Maine home builders should consider this new product to help make all new homes exceptionally energy efficient, comfortable and safe.
The BIB system will not settle over time, has no added moisture, and will not promote mold growth. When utilized with advanced framing techniques, diligent wall sealing methods, and insulated sheathing, we achieve tight wall assemblies with high R-values which manage moisture effectively.
GreenGuard RainDrop® is a woven housewrap with water drainage channels that move bulk water down to the base of the exterior wall. Vertical cords every few centimeters along the face of the housewrap create drainage channels that divert water straight down. Additionally, RainDrop® housewrap keeps the siding dry as the drainage channels facilitate airflow along the exterior of the wrap.
We are currently utilizing this product as an added measure to ensure that wall systems remain dry and tight to weather.
We install 7/16″ vent strips at the bottom of the wall sheathing that facilitate a starter strip for clapboard siding. A screen prevents insects from entering the wall assembly.
“ZIP system R Sheathing”.
This product has evolved from the very popular ZIP system wall and roof sheathing and is a one-step solution to add either ½ or 1 foam insulation to achieve R values of R-3.6, and R-6.6 to the wall system, and more importantly to address heat loss through thermal bridging.
ZIP System Stretch Tape is the best window/door opening preparation flashing tape that we have utilized. As its name implies it is super stretchy and is also super sticky, even in colder weather allowing it to be applied easily.
We found a great energy efficient product that provides whole house cooling in warm weather, and does not contribute to cold air infiltration during the heating season.
Additional energy efficient products can also be found at the Tamarack Technologies website.