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How to Keep Heat Out of a House in a Hot Desert

The spray foam installers at USI Preston Insulation recently worked on a new construction single family residential home in Dragoon, Arizona. On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in this part of the country and high temps in July are around 95 degrees. The homeowner wanted their home to have a tightly sealed […]

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Accessibility In Commercial Buildings

About 20% of Americans have a functional disability that impacts their ability to walk, climb stairs, hear, see or grasp an object. Because of this, new buildings today often have wheelchair ramps, accessible lifts and disability parking spaces, allowing anyone with disabilities to gain access to a building. In the United States the Americans with […]

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The Importance Of An ENERGY STAR Certification

When building a new house or doing an extensive remodel, it’s important for property owners to invest in energy efficiency. The U.S. Government notes that ENERGY STAR-certified homes use 15 to 30 percent less energy than houses of comparable size. If you are adding or remodeling an existing home, one of your first steps should […]

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How To Calculate An Energy Rating Index

Those searching for a new home have a great tool at their disposal called the Home Energy Rating Index, or HERS Index. The index is based on a process that calculates the energy efficiency of a home. It allows you to compare the energy efficiency rating of a property you are interested in against a […]

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What Makes A Building A High Performance Building?

Contractors can build buildings in record time with modern tools and resources, adding impressive structures to skylines across the world. With this rapid evolution in commercial development, a new industry term has quickly gained traction: the high-performance building. When business owners want a new facility for their growing company, opting for a high-performance building can […]

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New Trends In Heating & Cooling Equipment

Recent, emerging trends in heating, ventilation and air conditioning units (HVAC) are starting to receive a lot of attention. Newer homes that are constructed have been designed smarter, more environmentally friendly and have devices installed that communicate with one another. New HVAC units have been engineered to improve home comfort, be efficient and reduce energy […]

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USI Commercial Spray Foam Insulation Featured on National TV

USI was recently featured on an episode of Office Spaces, a TV show about modern workplace design. For more detailed information about this unique project, read the Project Overview below. Project Overview – Commercial Spray Foam Insulation BrandStar is an award-winning global marketing and production company, with its corporate office and production studio in Deerfield Beach, Florida. BrandStar’s […]

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MBIA Builder Mart 2017

What is Builder Mart? Builder Mart is a one-day trade show for the Home Building and Remodeling Industry. It is hosted by the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) and took place yesterday, March 22nd, 2017. It’s the largest, one-day building industry trade show in Maryland. Builder Mart is entering its 47th year as the premier home builder, developer […]

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Why Spray Foam Is A Great Alternative & Why Contractors Use It

Spray foam is one of the most versatile forms of insulation available because it will seal your home from air, moisture, strengthen your building’s structure and provide thermal, air and vapor barriers that can withstand all different types of climates. Spray Foam insulation outperforms all other forms of insulation by large margins because the long-term […]

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