IN THIS ISSUE:  Winter Building Tips & Products | HBA Training & Classes | Preston Feather Jobs & Radio Spots
Build WARM
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles and products to help you build better homes for Old Man Michigan’s sub-freezing temperatures. These tips will keep your homeowners happy through cold winter days. 
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ProHOME 2017
The insulation that makes this ProHOME energy efficient went above and beyond code minimum. Way beyond.

The ProHOME is definitely different from a code-built house. It is about 25% to 30% above the base requirement. They chose to hit R-20 under the slab, R-45 in the walls, and R-60 in the ceilings. To insulate a house like this, you definitely have to pay attention to air-sealing. They used 15-mil poly on top of the insulation and an air membrane to reduce air leakage through the wall.
Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation
Better performance, fewer callbacks:
Nu-Wool’s Insulation benefits multiply.

Superior energy savings and sound control, two of the main benefits of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation, are the primary reasons why Nu-Wool is the insulation of choice in multi-unit residential, single family and commercial projects. Add to those benefits  Nu-Wool's UL classified firewall  designs and you have an unbeatable combination.
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Building garages that are airtight
 It’s a difficult area to correctly detail, but also one of the most important

Good air sealing makes a home more comfortable and energy efficient, but with an attached garage, it also serves an important health function. A poorly sealed wall or ceiling between the garage and the main house can let harmful fumes into the living space. These include carbon monoxide from vehicles and natural-draft gas water heaters, as well as VOCs from paints, solvents, and even the lawn mower’s gas can.
Therma-Tru Doors:
up to four times the insulation of wood

Therma-Tru’s fiberglass entry door systems are ENERGY STAR® compliant and NFRC3 Certified, helping homeowners save money on energy costs and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Filled with polyurethane foam4, Therma-Tru fiberglass doors provide as much as four times the insulation of most wood doors.
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HardieZone ® System
James Hardie Siding Products are Engineered for Climate ®

The HZ5® product line is right at home in freezing temperatures, extreme seasonal temperature variations, and snow and ice. To ensure its beauty matches its durability, the surface is engineered for higher performance, giving it superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. In addition, a drip edge is added to provide improved water management. You’re not only getting an exterior that performs well in cold, you’re getting an exterior engineered just for it.
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Upcoming HBA
continuing ed classes, certifications and training courses
The Home Builders Association offers continuing education classes, CPR courses and other certifications and training. With education as one of the foundations of the association, they offer a variety of opportunities for professional development and education.
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Employee spotlight:
Shawn Swenor
Shawn has been with Preston Feather for 28 years. He has been a committed and loyal employee to our Petoskey yard and always serves our customers with a vivacious smile. Confident, communicative and compassionate are just a few of the characteristics you may hear someone use to describe Shawn. A capable and reliable driver for any size delivery, Shawn’s care of business, product and people is invaluable and the reason we love having him here at Preston Feather. 
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