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Buildings Things We All Agree On

In discussions with other Peers 

                  involved in the Construction Industry about the building and remodeling of homes and business in the St Louis Area. I keep a mental log of the conversations and what I noticed was a recurring theme in something we all did agree on ( and it didn't matter if I was speaking to a Democrat, Republican, Independent- Young or Old). They all agree that: Material prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. A Building shouldn't be drafty and have air leaks. Heat and Cool Buildings Efficiently and Affordably.

Material Prices Have Skyrocketed

Supply and Demand is Driving the Material Costs Higher. World Wide Population growth coupled with what seems like some form of Natural Disaster Somewhere in the World every Month or Two. It doesn't matter if the home or business was destroyed by the Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, Tsunami, or whatever it was. The End Results are the Same: Cities and Towns left Completely in Ruins. And we simply can't get trees to grow as fast as what's needed to rebuild the damage.

Air Leaks and Drafty Homes

Whether its your home or office: Everyone wants to be comfortable. With the Advent of the different types of Air and Vapor Barriers, Insulation, Advanced Framing Techniques, Windows, and Doors. (As Required by current building codes) Buildings are now constructed and or remodeled using progressive building techniques that eliminate over 90% of these Air Leaks.

Heat and Cool Buildings Efficiently and Affordably

We've came along ways in providing heat for the home over the years. Long past is the time we spent sitting around the campfire for warmth. Our warmth in the winter and cold air in the summer; now comes from the switch on the wall. (I enjoy the modern convenience of a climate controlled room.) And any business owner will state that their employees productivity is greater when the staff isn't too hot or cold. In times long since past the costs for turning up or down the temp didn't make too big of a bill at the end of the month. Nowadays it seems that every notch on the dial leads to higher bills at months end.

Its obvious to me that: Green and Sustainable Buildings is the Answer for today's Construction Needs. I would venture to say that 90% of today's builders and remodelers (worth their Salt) adhere to Energy Efficient Building Guidelines.

Which always leads me to ask:

"What is wrong with making your own Electricity?"

A new recurring theme appeared and they asked these three main questions: Is it affordable-Aren't they expensive to install? Is Solar Reliable?

Zero $Money Down Solar Lease is one example

I then start telling them about the: Zero Down Solar Lease, which makes solar affordable on most every budget. (for every home I have figured- Solar either eliminates or cuts the Electricity Bill in half.) What could be better than a Non-Polluting Solar Electric System that generates its own electricity for less than your current Ameren UE Utility Bill?

Installation Is Covered

With the $00.00 Down Solar Lease- Any Permits, Inspections, Installation, and Maintenance is included in the Solar Lease.

That means that you will not have to come out of pocket for a Dime to install a Solar System at your Home or Business. Installation and Maintenance is covered in the Solar Lease

20+ Year Guaranty

The various Solar Systems I sell, lease, and install all have guaranties for 20+ years. These warranties come from Field Tested Systems; where the electrical output is so predictable that the "Yearly" electrical outputs are guaranteed as well. As long as the sun is shining they will produce electricity for your home for many many years into the Future. And Unlike the rising costs of electricity- an Owner of a Solar system costs decrease as the Solar System pays for itself.

I can't spell it out any clearer. Solar is Affordable Now. It will decrease your High Energy Bills leaving more $Money$ for you and your household. And it will last 20+ years and still produce electricity in its old age. What is there not to like about a Free Solar Lease System? and as always Scotts Contracting provides a Free Estimate for any job. What have you got to lose? Use the contact info to contact Scotty for a "Free Solar Lease Quote".

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StLouis Made In America Solar Systems Now Available

Scotts Contracting Authorized SolarWorld Distributor
Authorized Installation and Sales
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Made in the USA

What does it really mean to be made in America?

For SolarWorld, being made in America means more than simply assembling foreign components in the USA, which does little to benefit the economy. By carrying out the entire value chain in the USA , we are creating American manufacturing jobs not only at our factories but at our suppliers’ factories as well.

American components and materials

  • Raw silicon
  • Tempered glass
  • Aluminum module frames
  • Back sheets and embedding
  • Other direct and indirect materials

American manufacturing

Why made in America is important to our customers

  • Highest quality products
  • Reliable delivery schedules
  • Local warranty and product support
  • Real energy independence vs importing
  • Meets and exceeds Buy America requirements
  • Avoids environmental costs of overseas shipping
  • Money spent stimulates the US economy and creates US jobs
  • Processes meet stringent US labor and environmental policies
SolarWorld is investing over $500 million to expand US-based manufacturing, which generates hundreds of millions of dollars each year for American workers, goods and services.

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Specializing in Green, Eco Friendly and Sustainable Building Projects with Energy Reducing Resources for Home Improvement Projects and Energy Conservation 
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Benton Project CAD Drawings

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012, Scotty-Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy wrote:

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Eighty Percent of the Time Construction Projects seem to run more efficiently, finish on-time, and stay within budgets when a set of Design Plans are available for the project.

Old Western - Old South St Louis Architecture Decor and Feel for a Modern Day Apartment- Benton Gut Rehab

Typical Wall Framing Detail-Benton Project, courtesy of Scotty, Scotts Contracting
Floor Plan #1256 Benton Project, courtesy of Scotty, Scotts Contracting

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Snow on Roof or Lack Snow is a sure sign...

Snow on Roof or Lack Snow is a sure sign...
On the Frosty Mornings when you are outside your house scraping your cars windshield to prepare for your drive to work. Take a look at the Roof of your Home. -Lack of Frost or Snow on your Roof is a sure indication that it was melted by the Heat as it rises from the Interior of your House into the Attic Area-

Snow on Roof or Lack Snow is a sure sign...

    • Does the Frost or Snow cover the whole roof?
    • Are there places where the snow and frost melt first? (not caused by the Suns Rays)
    • Is there Frost and Snow on the Garage Roof but not on the House Roof?
    • Does your Neighbors House have Frost and Snow on their Roof- but-Your Roof Doesn't?
Any or All the above may mean that:
    1. Lack of Insulation In the Attic
    2. Air Infiltration from the Interior of the House into the Attic Area
    3. Uninsulated Heating Ducts inside the Attic
Scotts Contracting can Inspect your Attic for Proper:
  1. Insulation Levels
  2. Adequate Ventilation
  3. Uninsulated Heating Ducts
  4. Air Infiltration
Email and Scotty will provide a Free Estimate to Fix any of the Above Issues on your Home. I will also provide a Cost Saving Analysis that will provide a ROI on your Investment.

Weatherization doesn't cost it Saves! - Rule of Thumb: For Every $1 Spent on Weatherization- You will Save $2-$3 on your Home's Energy Bills
  • Example: By adding the suggested Inches of Insulation you will save 10-30% amount on the Energy needed to heat your Home= Lower Heating Bills and Greater Comfort Levels for you and your family

Additional Green Blog Posts:Energy Star Home Improvement Tips ,Insulation and Thermal Performance ,Which Kind Of Insulation Is Best? ,Radiant Barriersfor your Attic,Insulating Roofs, Walls, and Floors, Roof and Attic Ventilation ,

Email Scotty will provide a Free Estimate to Fix any of the Above Issues on your Home. -- Scott's Contracting

I took the Energy Pledge-Have YOU?

Take the Pledge to reduce Energy Consumption and Encourage Everyone Else to do their Part
  • Here are my Top 10 reasons for Green and Sustainable forms of Energy Independence and Reducing Energy by Weatherization
  1. Wars Over Oil
  2. Pollution
  3. Clean Air
  4. Clean Water
  5. Reducing Cancer Causing Agents caused by Pollution
  6. Saving Money on Energy and Electric Costs
  7. Safety of the USA
  8. Clean Energy Creates Jobs For America
  9. Reduce the Leverage of Big Oil Companies on our Politicians
  10. Sustainable Resources for Energy Efficient Buildings
If I can assist you in anyway in lowering your Energy use in your Home or Business shoot me an email at the follow link below, Scotty

BScott, Scotts Contracting S, thank you for making a difference with ENERGY STAR!
Here is what you committed to change and the special offers available to help you make that change:
Pledged Items
  • Turn off your lights when not needed
  • Change your system's air filter regularly
  • Seal leaks and repair disconnections in your duct system
  • Set or program your thermostat while asleep or away
  • Purchase and properly use a programmable thermostat
  • Add more insulation to your attic to block out heat and cold
  • Seal your home's envelope to stop air leaks and drafts by using caulk, spray foam, and weather stripping
Rebate/Special Offers
Now that you've taken this important step, here are some tools that can help you get started:
  • Home Energy Yardstick – Compare your household's energy use to others across the country. Get your score now, and then come back in 12 months to see how you've improved.
  • ENERGY STAR @ Home Tool – Take a room-by-room tour of ENERGY STAR @ home and learn what you can do to save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your own home.
  • Programmable Thermostat Video – This video teaches you to properly use your programmable thermostat.
  • At Home with ENERGY STAR Video – In this video, a home improvement expert takes you through a real home to learn energy-saving tips.
When you have completed your actions, show us how you made a change with ENERGY STAR by sharing a written or video story.
Don't forget to spread the word to others and discover even more rewards!
ENERGY STAR is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. For more information, visit

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If I can assist you in anyway in lowering your Energy use in your Home or Business shoot me an email at the follow link below, Scotty

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