Spray foam roofing system delivers Cool Roof performance

Spray foam roofing system delivers Cool Roof performance

Cool roofs that reflect the sun's energy can significantly reduce the heating load for residential and commercial buildings.

 Countdown: Top 10 blogs of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 blogs of 2015

Building science experts graciously share their thoughts and experiences with us to inspire and educate homeowners and builders to create high performance homes.

 Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.

Home energy efficiency ratings measure green building success

It’s been said that the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency –...

How to use spray foam insulation to make your home more energy efficient

How to use spray foam insulation to make your home more energy efficient

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or, the small amount of air movement from an entrance door.

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

Green building trends and technology at IBS 2014

Green building trends and technology at IBS 2014

The International Builders’ Show kicks off the building season for 2014 bringing together the best and brightest in the construction industry. It’s where builders and others in the industry learn about the latest trends in building homes and commercial buildings....

Rhino Linings Corporation Expands Building Product Lines (Press Release)

Rhino Linings Corporation made a name for itself in the truck accessories market as the leader in sprayed-on truck bed liners. But over the past several years, the company has expanded its focus to include the building and construction market.

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

Green building experts give their views on green building in the next 5 to 15 years.

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers. Watch the Future of Green Building - Part 2.

Greenbuild interview - Rhino Linings

Greenbuild interview - Rhino Linings

Spray foam insulation offers a wide range of benefits, from high R-value and air sealing to reduced noise in the home. Many homeowners and building professionals are finding it offers great value and long-term pay back from reduced energy use...

What’s the difference between open and closed cell foam insulations?

What’s the difference between open and closed cell foam insulations?

We get this question all of the time when we talk to people about their insulation choices. Both open cell and closed cell spray foam insulations stop the movement of air and slow down the transfer of heat. Both are...

Is spray foam insulation really that much more effective than traditional insulation?

Is spray foam insulation really that much more effective than traditional insulation?

First, you’ve got to understand that your house is a system with multiple parts working together. If you use single pane windows and spray foam insulation, your home is not going to perform well. You can’t skimp in one area...

Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency – including heating, cooling and...

I know granite countertops can add to the value of my home, but can energy-efficient products also help when it comes to resale?

I know granite countertops can add to the value of my home, but can energy-efficient products also help when it comes to resale?

Having an energy-efficient home can make it more valuable when it comes time to sell it, and that’s a trend that is not likely to change. According to the Appraisal Journal, every $1 decreased from a home’s utility bills, increases its market value by approximately $40.

Is spray foam insulation more expensive than traditional insulations?

Is spray foam insulation more expensive than traditional insulations?

Yes, but you’re not exactly comparing apples to apples with that question. When compared to traditional insulations like fiberglass or cellulose, spray foam insulations like DuraTite™ or BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings do cost more upfront, but their are important factors to keep in mind.

Do I have to worry about building my house too tight?

Do I have to worry about building my house too tight?

In an extremely tight home, the air inside your home becomes stale and unhealthy. But in most homes, there’s a fair amount of ventilation, however it’s usually due to outside air entering and conditioned air leaving your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings.

Can I retrofit my home with spray foam insulation?

Can I retrofit my home with spray foam insulation?

All spray foam insulations install as a liquid that instantly expands to fill between the studs in a wall cavity or ceiling joists. You can retrofit your home with spray foam insulation in a couple of different ways.

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Energy-conscious homeowners have realized substantial energy savings and increased comfort in new and existing homes with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. SPF insulation has dual benefits because it provides an air seal and insulation in one product. This white paper...

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