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The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

What is home sealing and weatherization and why should you take action?

What Are Those Creaking House Sounds?

What Are Those Creaking House Sounds?

House sounds shouldn’t be ignored but they are typically harmless – here’s what causes them

Owens Corning Fiberglass Insulation is (almost) Sustainable

Owens Corning Fiberglass Insulation is (almost) Sustainable

You know the ubiquitous pink fiberglass insulation? That’s Owens Corning and although everyone continues to seek out a better and more green insulation, fiberglass insulation isn’t going away anytime soon. Owens Corning isn’t sitting on their laurels as they continue to redevelop their product and is now one of the […]

Insulate the Safe Way With Sheep Wool Insulation

Insulate the Safe Way With Sheep Wool Insulation

Think about how warm and cozy that wool sweater keeps you in the middle of winter. Now imagine how comfortable you would be if your home had a layer of wool to protect it. With sheep wool insulation – a safe and green choice – it can. What is Sheep […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Basements & Attics

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Basements & Attics

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Do You Need More Attic Insulation?

Do You Need More Attic Insulation?

When considering energy-efficient and environmentally friendly improvements to make to your home, the attic is an often overlooked area that, if poorly insulated, results in higher heating/cooling costs, not to mention a general inefficiency that compromises your home’s interior. To find out if you need to replace your insulation, the […]

Know Your Options When Insulating a Basement

Know Your Options When Insulating a Basement

Why not take advantage of the available square footage in your basement and not just leave it as a storage room. By finishing out a basement or at least insulating it, you’ll be able to enjoy more of your home as well as save energy. One Project Closer went through […]

Twin Draft Guard: Use It or Lose It?

Twin Draft Guard: Use It or Lose It?

Weatherizing is on our mind and we just saw the infomercial for the Twin Draft Guard. Looks like it could be effective but the application seems limited. How many threshold/door spaces could really handle that much material? Unless you’ve got a gaping hole we just aren’t sure. Anyone else have […]

Steps to Better Insulation

Steps to Better Insulation

One of the easiest ways to save money and energy is to insulate your home properly. You may have relied on your builder to determine if your home is properly sealed but don’t. Their job is to finish the house on time and hopefully on budget which makes for mistakes […]

Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

We’re always happy to see the latest newsletter from Bruce Irving in our email inbox and his latest edition doesn’t disappoint. He selects some of his favorite new products on the market but also weighs in on one of his pet peeves which is homeowners who spend big money to […]

Save Money with a Water Heater Wrap

Save Money with a Water Heater Wrap

To save on energy costs and ensure a longer hot water supply, consider enclosing the body of your water heater with a tank wrap, a thick fiberglass blanket that’s sold at most hardware stores. Secure the ends of the blanket with waterproof tape. Experts recommend wrapping older water heaters; newer […]

Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home

imapix No matter how many space heaters you have or how hot your radiator is running, if your home isn’t properly insulated you are in for a long winter. The first place you should star with are your doors and windows. Weatherstripping Windows and Doors [Lowes] Weatherstripping Your Home [Department […]

Ice Dam Prevention and Removal

Ice Dam Prevention and Removal

The mid-west is seeing it’s first big freeze of the winter and there is no doubt this will set the foundation for ice dams on many homes. An ice dam is created when snow accumulates on the roof and is then melted by the sun and radiant heat from the […]

Don’t Procrastinate, Insulate!

Don’t Procrastinate, Insulate!

The fastest way to save energy and money is to properly insulate your home. Seal all drafts around your doors and windows and to maximize your insulation efforts check along worn floorboards and in the attic for areas that cold air may enter the house. You can hire an HVAC […]

Why Houses Rot

Why Houses Rot

There is a reason why homes old and new rot. It starts from the inside and can usually be traced to faulty insulation/ventilation planning. “As we strive to make houses that have tighter envelopes with less air infiltration and that are more efficient, as we strive to build houses that […]

Green Insulation Options

Green Insulation Options

Making your home more energy efficient is the single most eco-friendly improvement that you can do. Why not start with your insulation. Whether you already have standard fiberglass insulation or not, there are now “green” insulation options that are healthier for you, are little to no impact on the environment, […]

Blown-In Insulation

Blown-In Insulation

When insulating a new home or a room conversion such as an attic or garage, you have a choice between batt or blow-in insulation. There are advantages to both but if you are going to go with the batt fiberglass you need to make sure your installation is precise. Here’s […]