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 This is what your roof looks like from inside the attic when viewed with an infrared camera.  It's emitting infrared heat at
186,000 miles per second, the speed of light.  One hour after this image was captured the insulation will be glowing white
 from trapped heat.  It's starting to in this image and this was captured at 9am.  
Also displayed by the IR camera is the temperature of the roof deck indicating 126F at 9am. 

This recent email should be read before purchasing attic insulation to keep your house cooler:

"I have a house in New Mexico and I'm at my wits' end. I've had a lot of
insulation work done in my attic and it's now R-50, but the house is
still incredibly uncomfortable in summer. In fact after adding 10" of
fiberglass to the attic floor, I spent more money on cooling than I did
during the prior summer, and the house was much less comfortable, too."

Nate C.

There is a reason for this: insulation in a hot sunny climate actually absorbs then stores heat emitted from the hot roof
deck.  Adding more attic insulation will only store this heat longer and take more power to run the air conditioning to get
rid of it.  We call it the "Sweater Effect".  For more
information on this, click here

We have developed and manufacture a product to prevent this, here are
some of the Benefits:

Live in Phoenix? Call us for a free estimate: 602 867 3176


This is our patented Thermal Control Membrane (TCM) the most effective attic insulation in the world for hot or cold climates and the only radiant barrier with a lifetime performance warranty!  How does it work? Rather than resist the flow of heat like conventional fibrous insulation, TCM changes the direction of heat.  The results?  Lower energy consumption, doubles the life of the HVAC equipment, increases comfort Click here  

Most homes we have inspected are severely lacking sufficient venting for the attic.  In hot sunny or tropical climates, this creates hot living areas,
super heated air which dries out structural lumber, increases energy costs, prematurely wears out the HVAC equipment to name a few issues.
We have tried adding vents on the soffits, dormer and ridge vents on the roof and tested the different vents with smoke testing.  What we found
was eye opening!  Most vents do very little to vent air especially vents with louvers angled down as it tends to act like a thermal check valve.
We have found installing an attic fan was a great solution until we found out shortly thereafter (two years), they can only take two summers before
the bushings dry out and they seize.  
Two years of searching turned up a fan manufacturer in Germany that makes a quality, sealed ball bearing fan (never needs attention) and wire it
to an adjustable thermostat.  For more information, specifications and pricing click here  
More attic venting information click here


Are you dealing with damaging ice dams every time it snows?  Here is a permanent solution click here



The most efficient wall system in the world: Diamondback Stucco foam and Thermal Control Membrane                         

Shown here is a new gymnasium for the Phoenix Christian Assembly Church which is wrapped in Diamondback Stucco Foamtm and Thermal Control Membranetm (TCM/4).  The attic has R30 cellulose covered by Thermal Control Membrane (TCM/6). This combination allowed the church to use only 10 tons of the 20 tons installed to cool this structure.

NOTE: You must downsize the HVAC at least 40% when using this construction detail when specifying Diamondback Stucco Foam and Thermal Control Membrane in the attic.







This graph clearly illustrates the performance benefits of using 92% off peak power!

  This 2200 sq foot desert home in a Phoenix suburb uses less than $234 per year for heating and cooling (without solar).  Our proprietary designs and systems integration allows an average of 92% of the energy used is done during less expensive off peak times.  This will insure you will have the most efficient, comfortable, safe (concrete walls), secure and healthy home from the ground up.  Consultations, plan reviews, complete design and plan service now available.  Call: 602-867-3176

  Click here for more information on how to build the most efficient, comfortable home in a hot climate.


     "But how much can I really save, many companies have wild claims about savings?"

  Here's an actual bill one year after our Attic Solutions Package 




This is a 2800sq foot Phoenix home that had not only had high energy bills but even at this cost per month the a/c units ran non stop and at the peak of the summer could not cool below 81F.  Hot rooms, high bills, blasts of hot air out of the ducts when the units started, dust problems, duct leaks are not problems, they are symptoms of existing problems.  We have turn key solutions to all of these problems.   It all starts with an $89 home energy audit.  A BPI certified home inspector will evaluate your home, identify problems and write you a succinct proposal for the solutions.




 This is the Frank Luke Senior Center Phoenix Arizona 650 North 16th Street
This building was designed by Biltform Architecture.





   Frank Luke under construction. Note the TCM and Diamondback stucco foam being installed.



 Frank Luke Completed.  The most efficient multi-family building in Arizona.


  This three story assisted care center is going to be comfortable and easy to cool due to the installation of Thermal Control Membrane and our new Diamondback Stucco Foam product on the walls and attic.  This combination effectively keeps heat from moving into or out of the building through the walls.  We used a similar system when we applied our technology to the most efficient home ever built on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition. 



  Tired of your kitchen looking like a dungeon?  Why turn on hundreds of watts of electricity just
to make a sandwhich?  Virtually every day  there is sunshine on your roof above your kitchen.
We can let the light in without the heat by installing a tubular skylight. See images below: 





Shown here is the result of an 18" tubular skylight in a 9' ceiling

Tubular Skylights: 25 year no leak warranty & energy efficient.  For an installed price  Click here  
For a price to be shipped to you click here


TCM Duct Wrap Click here   Huge benefits, immediate results. 

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