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Energy Efficient Products of the Month

Energy Efficient Products of the Month
Today we will highlight different materials and/or products that are key contributors to energy savings, interior comfort, and lower utility bills. Often, the little extra expense in up-front costs of these materials and products is minimal compared to long-term savings—especially if you, as the homeowner, consider all the resulting benefits for the life of your home.

Eclipse™ Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing

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Using radiant barrier roof sheathing or decking is one of the most inexpensive and cost-effective ways to save on utilities. This product can be as little as $2 more per sheet than non-radiant barrier decking, yet some don’t use it in constructing a home because it adds (often as little as $500) to the cost of the home. The Eclipse radiant barrier decking is designed with a foil backing to block up to 97% of the sun’s radiant heat, cutting attic temperatures by as much as 30°. Radiant barrier decking can easily pay for itself in less than one year with savings on utilities. Studies show that radiant barriers can reduce cooling costs 5% to 10% when used in a warm, sunny climate. This product is available at Matt’s Building Materials where you’ll find the lowest prices.

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Find out more from the professionals at Matt’s Building Materials.
Pharr • Palmview • San Benito • (956) 787-5561 •



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BioBlock, designed with green building in mind, are the only blocks with added benefits. These blocks are made of green materials that possess a significant amount of durability, which secures sustainable framework for generations to come. The highly engineered blocks reduce construction time by 20%. The added insulation from BioBlock ensures that less energy is needed for heating and cooling, therefore providing potential savings of $600-$1,000 annually on electricity bills. Choose the blocks that matter.

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Find out more from the professionals at Master Brick.
(956) 782-9332 •


Icynene® Spray Foam Insulation

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Spray foam insulation is the best type of insulation—outperforming others by a huge margin. Energy savings can be as high as 50% more than other insulation. Because of its expansive nature, spray foam easily and tightly seals all nooks and crannies.  The air-sealing quality of spray foam is the key to reducing energy bills and helps homes achieve excellent efficiency and the low Energy Rating Index scores needed to qualify for high-performance home programs. Additional benefits include superior R-value, mold and pest resistance, quieter interiors, and cleaner indoor air.

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Find out more from the professionals at VES Insulation
1006 E. Ferguson St. Pharr, TX 78577 • (956) 638-3594 •


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