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Insulation and Spray Foam Safety

You can’t deny the importance of both quality and safety in construction. Some say “Quality is the Standard. Safety is the Priority.” For example, there is a lot of quality control and safety compliance when it comes to installing spray foam insulation. Whether it’s for a residential or commercial builder, or retrofit installation, there are […]

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Installed Insulation for a Commercial Office Building

This commercial project was for Marina Heights, the State Farm regional headquarters campus, and was the largest office development in Arizona history. One of our major commercial builder customers, Ryan Companies, recognized USI as an outstanding trade contractor for our performance on the job site. This recognition is exceptional and reinforces that we all play a key […]

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Beautiful Glass Installation for Carbon County Building

USI All Purpose Windows & Doors supplied all of the exterior glass, windows and some of the interior glass on this commercial building project for the Carbon County Courthouse and Administration building. This glass installation project has a prominent low emissivity glass curtain wall section, which opens to the lobby. Utah Construction & Design magazine named […]

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Insulation Product Knowledge and Applications

Various insulation products are used depending on the application. Below is a description of the advantages of each insulation product and which is the best product for each application. To help understand the descriptions, here is a good glossary of insulation terms. Insulation Products Spray Foam insulation products: Closed-cell Open-cell Fiberglass insulation products: Faced batts Unfaced batts […]

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USI Helps Denver Airport South Terminal Redevelopment Project

This project was referred to as the South Terminal Redevelopment Program. It was the point where the Denver Light Rail System will enter into Denver International Airport, which became an additional drop off area at the Public Transit Center. The General Contractor that ran the project was a tri-venture: MHS (Mortenson, Hunt, Saunders.) Our scope […]

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Safety Tips to Remember for Construction Subcontractors

Workplace accidents are no laughing matter. Countless occur every year, resulting in injury to workers and damage to client and company property. However, many of these accidents are ultimately preventable when employees take the necessary precautions and plan ahead for potential problems. Keep these common construction site safety tips in mind and remember that prevention […]

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Installing Spray Foam Insulation for a Home to Withstand Flooding

We were pretty lucky to be part of this spray foam insulation project. Nearly a month ago, we began our work helping Dave Yelovich rebuild his home. As one of the many casualties of Hurricane Harvey, Dave has documented not only the entire building process and the building science behind his decisions, but the personal […]

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USI Helps Build the Award-Winning John Zay Guest House to Help Families of Patients at Penrose Hospital

The John Zay Guest House addition won a Building Industry Community Spirit Award at the International Builders’ Show (IBS). The builder is Vantage Homes, a longtime customer of USI Powers Insulation in Colorado Springs, CO. The addition nearly doubled the size of the original Guest House, a place where families of patients of Penrose Hospital […]

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Improving Air Quality in Homes and Buildings

Every USI branch has expertise in local building science for their region. These experts know how our unique installation solutions contribute to increased energy efficiency and a properly sealed building envelope. By sealing the building envelope and installing proper insulation, not only can you control the temperature regulation of a building, but the air quality […]

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