Green Materials: Building Responsibility
We know how important the environment is
Builders continue to look for ways to reduce our industry's impact on the environment while meeting customer demand for products that
deliver beauty, comfort and performance.
P.J. Fitzpatrick, Inc.'s commitment to responsibility is reflected here highlighting our ongoing effort to become the preeminent
contractor of sustainable building products.
Green Products We Install & Sell:
Making Homes More Comfortable...
We are proud to offer Therma-Tru ENERGY STAR qualified entry doors that help save money on utility bills, increase the comfort of your
home and help the Environment.
Ask For Our GREEN Therma-Tru Doors!
- More durable and energy efficient than wood doors, fiberglass doors represent a significant savings in precious natural resources.
- Many of the wood products used in our door frame components come from managed forests.
- Therma-Tru's proprietary AccuGrain Technology on Classic Craft styles captures the fine detail of genuine, high end wood doors without
harvesting endangered wood species such as Honduran Mahogany.
- Use of recycled products such as wood chips and plastic bottles for the composite materials used in the top and bottom of the doors.
- All Therma-Tru facilities take special measures to ensure that employees and processes recycle waste products.
Our Ultrex Windows are Green Friendly...
Infinity windows constructed with Ultrex and glazed with Low E II insulating glass are 35% more energy efficient compared to clear dual
pane glass and 64% more energy efficient then single pane glass.
Ask For our GREEN Marvin Infinity Windows!
- Ultrex is the only pultrusion company that is in full compliance with the 1990 Clean Air Act. We destroy 97% of volatile organic compounds
generated during manufacturing.
- Fiberglass pultrusions have low embodied energy. Embodied energy is defined as "the total energy required to produce a product from
the raw materials stage through delivery."
- Our product's main ingredient (Frame, Sash and Glazing) is glass, which is made from sand, an abundant natural resource.
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By choosing CertainTeed siding and trim, you can feel
confident that your home's cladding is green:
CertainTeed contributes to sustainable design by manufacturing CertainTeed Vinyl Siding, Polymer Siding and Cellular PVC Exterior Trim
in a way that is responsible to our environment, economical for building professionals and homeowners, and beneficial to our communities.
Ask For our GREEN CertainTeed Comfort Core Siding
- Manufactured responsibly
- Produced, shipped and installed using minimal valuable resources
- Made from recycled materials and recyclable
- Able to meet LEED® and NAHB guidelines for sustainability
- Environmentally friendly, releasing minimal CO2 emissions
- Reduces long term environmental impact through the elimination of painting or caulking
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CertainTeed Landmark Series Premium shingles are warranted for 50 years. Their longevity makes them a reasonably priced
green solution by reducing maintenance costs and material waste.
Ask For our GREEN CertainTeed Landmark Series Premium Shingles
What Is OSB?
OSB is made from wood ground into thin wood strands. These strands are mixed with wax and adhesive and then hot pressed. Approximately
50 layers of strands make one sheet of OSB. Mostly used as roofing materials by local contractors.
Why We Use OSB:
- OSB is generally more square and has smaller dimensional tolerances, great for roofing.
- It can be manufactured into panels of up to 8' x 24', far larger than plywood.
- There are no soft spots such as those that can occur in plywood.
- OSB is made from smaller (often farmed) trees reducing the demand for old growth timber.
- OSB has greater shear strength than plywood; the span rating, nail pull and screw hold are all roughly the same.
- It can be less expensive than plywood. For a typical 2400 square foot home, OSB will save money if used as the sub floor, sheathing,
and roof decking instead of plywood.
- 50 strands thick, so its characteristics are averaged out over many more "layers" than plywood.
- Consistently stiff. Plywood has a broader range of variability.
Our ventilation products are green products because:
- They can drastically save on energy costs because we are creating a cool roof and it is a passive system, which does not use electricity.
- From using the DCI's total ventilation system it will prolong the lifetime of the roof. This will in turn cut down on material waste,
labor costs, & landfill dumping.
- It prolongs the shingles, underlayment, Ice & Water Shield, plywood, trim, & everything else associated with the roof.