Unpredictable energy costs have made concerned Maine home builders seek better performing insulation alternatives to the traditional fiberglass batt insulation which had been prevalent for many years. We feel an option that balances cost and performance well is the “OPTIMA” blown-in blanket system. Manufactured by CertainTeed and installed locally by R.L. Garside Insulation Contractor, “OPTIMA” is … Read More

Wall Sealing

          Building science case studies have shown Maine home builders the importance of wall sealing to prevent air infiltration into the building envelope. Reducing air infiltration is as important as adding additional insulation as a strategy for improving energy performance. Additionally, leaky wall assemblies can be prone to condensation and water damage (mildew, … Read More