Insulation Handbook

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Everything that residential contractors, designers and architects, owners and builders want to know about economical, energy boosting insulation materials is right here in this big-picture overview. The authors evaluate the pros and cons of past, presently used, and future materials. This book also covers the best strategies for providing insulation and achieving maximum thermal comfort, and controlling damaging moisture accumulation. It discusses how to evaluate and tackle asbestos abatement, UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation), and other historical materials.

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Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation, here is complete coverage of all the important methods, materials, and concepts along with sound problem-solving advice.

ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSULATION

Slash construction time and costs while maximizing energy efficiency with this "A-Z" overview of residential installation. Indispensable for builders, architects, and homeowners, this guide will help you plan, implement, troubleshoot, and thoroughly understand any type of insulation application.

Written by two expert authors with hands-on construction and design experience, Insulation Handbook offers help with:

-Evaluating the pros and cons of today's most commonly used materials including loose fill, batts, blankets, spray-on, and boards - as well as cutting-edge technologies still under development
-Deciding upon the best insulation strategy
-Codes, standards, and regulations
-Achieving optimum thermal comfort in any home
-Understanding innovative insulation systems such as ICFs (insulatied concrete formwork), SIPs (structured insulated panels) and drainable-type EIFs
-Preventing damages caused by moisture accumulation
-Solving the problems presented by asbestos and other dangerous materials
-Obtaining information from manufacturers and suppliers
-Exploring thermal insulation materials of the past, present, and future

About the Author:

Richard T. Bynum, Jr., is founder and principal of Bynum Architecture in Greer, South Carolina, and the co-author of McGraw-Hill's Handbook of Alternative Materials in Residential Construction and Architect's Planner 2000. Mr. Bynum earned his Master of Architecture Degree from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. He is a registered architect, a member of the AIA, and over 20 of his articles have appeared in architectural publications.

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