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Guest Post: How to Best Utilize Your Small Space

As a follow up to our previous post about The Tiny House Movement we teamed up with journalist and blogger Tina Hamilton for a Guest Post geared towards planning your downsized home. It’s important to tackle a small space smartly. And here’s how to do it: Many people today are making the choice to downsize

Going Small: The Tiny House Movement

Owning a house has grown into an integral aspect of the ‘American Dream’. This concept shared by generations of Americans was coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931 and pertains to the belief that anyone regardless of their circumstances at birth can pursue a better life by working hard. Becoming a homeowner symbolizes for many

Frozen Walls and Plumbing Obstacles

When we received project photos from Bill, an avid DIY-er in Northern Vermont, we knew we had to learn more about his basement project. After nearly 10 years of building his home from scratch it was time for Bill to insulate his cellar. The pre-existing plumbing obstacles posed a tricky application area for his project, but InSoFast panels made

Preparing Your Basement for Insulation

There are several steps you must address and plan before you start stacking your InSoFast panels. Think of it as a game plan, charted specifically for your project space. To make the process easier to jump-start, we’ve mapped out all the Project Prep Steps you need to tackle: 1. Determine the Condition of Your Walls

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy launched the Challenge Home Student Design Competition wherein 28 teams from universities across North America took to developing new and innovative solutions to today’s top building issues. In the United States, 70% of all electricity consumed is used to power buildings. Encompassing everything from schools, restaurants, hospitals, homes and
I thought you might like to see some of the installation photos of InSoFast at the Ojo Sarco Community Center. It was installed by community volunteers over un-insulated concrete block and then sheetrock was installed. The finish paint will go on next week. We love InSoFast and tell everyone that it is a great product. Once it went on, the room warmed up tremendously and our utility bill dropped immediately. This is very important as we are an all-volunteer organization with an average annual budget of less than $6,000. Thank you!

Small Business Week: Our Story

National Small Business Week was established back in 1963 as a way to support and recognize entrepreneurs who’ve built small businesses throughout the country. These entrepreneurs are now responsible for “creating about two of every three jobs in the US each year” according to the Small Business Administration. Here at InSoFast we are a small

Z-Furring Alternative for True CI

After visiting the Canfield Middle School worksite, we drove a few miles to downtown Coeur d’Alene to chat with Scott Fischer of Architects West. With over 40 years in business and projects spanning Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Oregon it was no surprise to see that the firm was filled with countless framed awards, articles and

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