Recycled Roofing. Even up close, EcoStar’s roofing tiles could easily be mistaken for weathered shakes or antique slate. But they’re made of rubber, 80 percent of it recycled from post-industrial scrap. Seneca Shake and Majestic Slate tiles are UL-listed for fire resistance and Class 4 impact resistance. Each line offers 10 color choices and a variety of widths and thicknesses. Prices start at $3 per square foot. EcoStar, 800/211-7170, ecostarllc.com.
Can Cover. Recessed lights — including IC-rated ones — leak huge amounts of energy when they penetrate an insulated ceiling. Recessed Light Covers are designed to surround the cans and seal to the drywall with low-pressure spray foam, preventing airflow and heat loss. For non-IC fixtures, the covers also ensure that the fire-code mandated 3-inch...
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