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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…