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Fiberglass siding

If you are thinking about re-siding your house, consider the eco-friendly benefits of fiberglass siding from Tecton, an Energy-Star Partner Company recently featured on the TV show Designing Spaces. Callen Home exteriors likes fiberglass because it insulates against heat and cold, saving energy. And because it is so durable it reduces the lifecycle cost of the material. It can go on over existing siding, so there is nothing to remove and take to a landfill. The product’s main ingredient is sand, an abundant natural material. Fiberglass has low embodied energy, that is, “the total energy required to produce a product from the raw materials stage through delivery.” Fiberglass has about 80 percent less embodied energy than aluminum and 39 percent less than vinyl. Tecton Products is the only fiberglass pultrusion company that is in full compliance with the 1990 Clean Air Act. We destroy 97% of volatile organic compounds generated during manufacturing. Learn more about Tecton by visiting www.tectonproducts.com.

 

Energy-Efficient Windows

By replacing poorly insulated windows you can save 25 to 50 percent of the energy used to heat and cool your home.

 One of the best choices is the Infinity line of windows from Marvin. They are made of the fiberglas material Ultrex, which is eight times stronger than vinyl and three times stronger than wood. Ultrex has a tiny fraction of the thermal conductivity of aluminum, so it doesn’t conduct heat or cold from the outside into your home.

The standard Low E II glazing reflects heat back to its source, so summer heat is reflected outdoors and winter indoor heating is retained. At the same time, 84 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays are screened to reduce fading and damage to upholstery and carpets. An optional glazing provides increased performance, blocking 95 percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays while keeping your home efficient and comfortable.

Click to learn more about Infinity windows from Marvin.
www.infinitywindows.com.

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

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