New Owens Corning product cuts bills, adds green

"They told me it was going to save me 30 percent to 40 percent every month on my utility bills," said homeowner Shannon Shadlin.
"They told me it was going to save me 30 percent to 40 percent every month on my utility bills," said homeowner Shannon Shadlin.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTOL) - It looks like your normal home build, but these workers are spraying the foundation for low energy bills when the homeowner moves in.

"They told me it was going to save me 30 percent to 40 percent every month on my utility bills," said homeowner Shannon Shadlin.

It's called the Energy Complete System, and it the latest insulation innovation by Owens Corning.

Chad Fenbert of Owens said it comes with the company's tried and true Fiberglas foam, but the bonus is in the pink sealant called Energy Complete Spray Foam. "That seals all the sources for air infiltration in the home that can reduce the energy efficiency in the house."

To understand how this stuff works, you've really got to take a closer look at it. It's not caulk, which is going to harden. This stuff is going to stay soft and foamy, so it can bend and move with your house to keep the heat in much longer.

Spradlin is seeing it installed first hand while she puts the sweat equity into her Habitat for  Humanity home. She was approved for a no-interest mortgage through Habitat for Humanity.

Thanks to donations of man-power and supplies, she'll live a greener lifestyle. "I'm blessed," she said, "They're my sponsor, and they've helped me out a great deal."

Not only is she building her first home, the mother of two is building toward a brighter future. "It'll be awesome to save some money. I've never been able to do that. It's always been paycheck to paycheck."

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