Local builder first to use new "green friendly" insulation

Charles Pecoraro is building a new home in Victor with a product that promises to cut his home heating costs and lower his carbon footprint. Full Story
B_Hoffman

Syracuse, NY

#1 Oct 1, 2009
This news story about "green" insulation would be a lot more informative if it answered the #1 question readers would have on their minds, what the insulation is made of.
jason

Sturgis, MI

#2 Oct 1, 2009
hmmmm...after checking out their site, it only seems like a sealant, as part of a system used in conjunction with tradional batt insulation
Twanker

Peabody, MA

#3 Oct 1, 2009
Thanks to you both for providing the meat of the story.
Jimmy

Lima, NY

#4 Oct 1, 2009
Will the state building codes allow it?
Mike

Lima, NY

#5 Oct 1, 2009
Really not that new. All it does is seal any cracks in the framing. Also can be used around the doors and windows. You still need the traditional insulation. Cannot be used in existing homes. You can do the same thing with low expanding can foam sealant. So a nice plug for the builder. Wish I could get free air time.
jason

Sturgis, MI

#6 Oct 1, 2009
Jimmy wrote:
Will the state building codes allow it?
it appears so, as the video shows it being used...i'm not familiar with residential codes, but for commercial buildings certain amounts of foam insulations are allowed to be used based upon their combustibility, there are some on the market meant for full cavity infill that are soy based foams, and even then, it's up to local code officials to give it the thumbs up if it's not clearly outlined in the codes...as it mentions, it does the job of sealing air leaks, which are also the same places where you get water penetration into the wall cavity...once you limit air penetration and the organic particles it brings as well as water, you eliminate the 2 main food sources for mold growth

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