Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Winter is quickly approaching here in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s time to prep your home for the season if you haven’t done so already. Installing green insulation is a healthy way to save energy and the environment, and it’s one of the most important steps you can take in weatherizing your home.
Knez Building Materials, Co., a local building materials and supply company, offers the latest ideas for green, eco-friendly insulation projects. Insulation has come a long way from the 1960s. Instead of traditional fiberglass, it is now being made from materials like soy, sheep’s wool, recycled newspaper, volcanic rock and even agricultural waste.
“Reducing energy costs is one of the most important factors in selecting insulation, and the right stuff can significantly reduce an energy bill,” advises John Knez Sr., Owner of Knez Building Materials, Co.
Insulation R-values measure its resistance to heat flow, and ranges from R-1 and R-60. Generally, a higher R-value means higher quality, and often a higher price, as well. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most homes should be insulated with enough material to achieve an R-value between R-30 and R-60.
About Knez Building Materials, Co.
Knez Building Materials Co. (http://www.knezinc.com) is a local, family-run business operating throughout Oregon and Washington, supplying building materials, delivery, and material handling services to the local community since 1953. With core values in hard work and excellent service, Knez is your source for drywall, insulation, and all other building materials and supplies, for both homeowners and contractors.