The majesty of winter is upon us.   Glistening snow, the merriment of the holidays, children making snowmen, hot chocolate and drafty, cold houses.  Being a home builder in Lakeville, MN  for over two decades we understand the importance of a warm and cozy home.

As a Green Path Leadership Award winner, energy conversation is very important to Brandl Anderson.    While the energy code and most building standards are an insulation value of R-21, Brandl Anderson exceeds this by 14%, building our homes to an R-24.


What is Brandl Anderson doing different?  And why?

In typical new construction you will see OSB combined with house wrap.

With a Brandl Anderson homes, you will see our homes wrapped Dow Styrofoam Insulation or otherwise know as “Blue Board”.

What is “Blue Board”?  Dow STYROFOAM™ Insulation (Blue Board) is a nonstructural, rigid board insulation manufactured of Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS). Blue Board is used on exteriors to give you a continuous insulation barrier that can increase effective R-value of the wall by up to 20%.  This assembly provides an advanced exterior envelope by providing a total unbroken thermal seal.


See the difference.  The pictures below show the difference in heat loss between an OSB house with house wrap and a home built with R-5 continuous insulation.   You cannot dispute that building a new home with Dow Blue Board is a solid decision.  Not only is your family more comfortable, you are not throwing dollars out the window (literally) with high energy bills.

Providing a better built home and giving you a potential annual savings of 20% on your heating and cooling bills is just part of our commitment to build Dream Homes for Real Budgets.

Tired of that drafty house and ready for a cozier, more cost efficient home?  Visit our Move In Ready new construction homes in MN or build your own in any of our 10 metro area neighborhoods.

Our Sales Professionals welcome the opportunity to tell you more about the Brandl Anderson difference.  They can be reach at or by phone at 952-898-0230.