The Durable Green Home
Main / The Durable Green Home Author: Tad Duby   Created: 1/26/2007 1:58 PM
Build Smarter. Green homes make more sense as energy costs continue to rise in Idaho
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Isn't the roof overhang just costing me extra?
Posted by Tad Duby at 11:04 AM Comments (2)
Friday, February 15, 2008
As air quality becomes more of a concern to people, we need to start addressing what to do, and what we should not do in home building and remodeling
Posted by Tad Duby at 1:23 PM Comments (0)
Thursday, January 31, 2008
we got a call from a window manufacturer the other day to test a clients home that was complaining of leaky windows. the owner of the window company had tried for over a year to please the customer, resealed windows, showed them test results (dp ratings-lower the number the better) on and on. Here is why they called us...
Posted by Tad Duby at 8:32 PM Comments (4)
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Reading the article in the 2007 volume 4 issue on retrofitting your home the author makes comment on how the green building movement has not made a substantial impact on the improvement of consumption of energy in buildings. I think the Author is referring to the number of new homes compared to the existing home market and the need for improvement. I want to point out the these Green programs have significantly improved the new residential construction practices in our nation.
Posted by Tad Duby at 11:21 AM Comments (0)
Friday, January 04, 2008
January issue of environmental building news had a great article on the reflective surfaces and cool roofs...
Posted by Tad Duby at 3:09 PM Comments (0)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
20% of all windows leave the factor and leak, the other percentage will leak at some time, and nobody maintains their home like they should. a builder is legally responsible for the home for 10 years for major failures, so why don't we read the instructions?? is it because most of us are men?
Posted by Tad Duby at 8:36 PM Comments (4)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Remodeling magazine October issue 2007 features in product focus on Benjamin Obdyke rain screen. this is a great product with a proven drainage and bulk water barrier ( not perforated wrap) underneath.
Posted by Tad Duby at 5:37 PM Comments (0)
Friday, December 07, 2007
do you have a noisy home? wonder why you have so many drywall cracks? why are there frost lines on the outside of your home? why do you have dark lines on the interior of your home? eliminate the thermal bridge and see what happens. how?.....
Posted by Tad Duby at 3:37 PM Comments (2)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Channel two kbci will feature a green remodel on the project green feature airing December 10th, 15th, and 16th.
Posted by Tad Duby at 8:22 PM Comments (1)
Friday, November 09, 2007
many new products are coming out that are both environmentally friendly and durable. Trex has been the main building material for decks that has made an impact on this area, but new products are coming out as the industry and consumers demand more green durable products.Heartland BioComposites of Torrington Wyoming has commercialized a new breed of composite wood.....
Posted by Tad Duby at 2:34 PM Comments (0)
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