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Before You Turn Your Attic Into A Room…

Are you thinking of turning an unused attic into a room? It’s a great way for Bay Area homeowners to gain extra living space or create an income-earning rental space. In either case, it is worth the time to read these considerations before making the space official.  We also recommend reviewing our post, Converting Attic Space […]

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What Insulation Is Flammable With Recessed Lighting?

There are many reasons why it’s best to hire licensed contractors when replacing insulation of any kind. First and foremost, it ensures you adhere to building codes designed to keep you and your family safe from fire and other risks. And, as increasing numbers of homeowners opt to use eco-friendly insulation and lighting designs, it’s essential to understand that certain types of […]

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5 Great Reasons To Insulate Your Crawl Spaces

Replacing and updating attic insulation goes a long way towards whole-home energy efficiency and comfort. As long as you’re at it, we also recommend insulating your crawl spaces. Already updated your attic or exterior wall insulation? Then take a peek in your crawl spaces and make sure they were included in the retrofit.   Crawl spaces are […]

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Insulate Your Home?

Your attic insulation provides year-round protection from heat gain and loss, especially during peak times of the year. If your attic was never installed in adequate quantities or quality from the start, older insulation has broken down and no longer works, or the insulation has been damaged or removed destroyed as the result of pest […]

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7 Signs You Need Air Duct Repair

We all glance at our ducts once a year when pulling out holiday stuff from the attic. The quick eyeball doesn't tell us much, though. "Yep, there are my ducts," you think. But, those sheet metal pipes can hide some horrific secrets. In some cases, clear issues make enough noise to alert you to problems. […]

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How To Prepare Your Attic For Insulation

Removing and replacing outdated or damaged insulation is a critical part of optimizing whole-home energy efficiency, interior comfort, and indoor air quality. However, it’s important that you prepare the attic ahead of time or you risk compromising all-of-the-above. Prepare Your Attic For Insulation Here are the steps required to ensure your attic insulation replacement does the job it was designed for.  Clear out the attic if you use it for […]

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Why Is Attic Insulation So Important During The Summer?

  There is a common misconception that insulation is there to “keep your house warm” during the cooler months. In fact, adequate attic insulation is just as important during the summer months. Attic Insulation Benefits During The Summer  A free consultation with a licensed insulation contractor is the best way to determine if you need […]

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Is Your Unfinished Attic Safe? 10 Ways to Test it Out

When it comes to home improvement, 70% of Americans prefer to do the work themselves. With all the home renovation websites and television series out there, it's no wonder the DIY approach is the preferred method of choice. But some DIY projects, such as an unfinished attic, require a little more precaution than others. If […]

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How to Remove Blown in Insulation from Your Attic in 8 Easy Steps

How old is the insulation in your attic? Insulation plays a key role in keeping your home or commercial property running as efficiently as possible.  If your space isn't heating as well as it once did, it's time to replace your insulation.Yet, it's not as simple as it sounds.  Read on to learn more about how […]

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Pests in the Attic: How They Get There, and What to Do About It

Have you been hearing a scurry across your ceiling lately? Thinking your house might be haunted? It's worse...sounds like you might have pests in the attic! While supernatural hauntings might seem terrifying, they can easily be placated with a little holy spirit. Living monsters like rodents and other pests, though...those are the real horrors that […]

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Do I Need To Insulate The Attic Floor Of A Pitched Roof?

In most homes, the ultimate goal of insulation – above and beyond energy efficiency – is to maintain year-round, comfort for the rooms below. As a result, we insulate the floor of the attic to optimize comfort in the main living areas. If we insulated the underside of a pitched roof, we’d be risking heat […]

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Converting Attic Space Into Living Space: How It's Done

The average national cost for attic renovations is $49,438.  Considering how much space you will gain with a finished attic, this cost could be very worthwhile. Read on to learn everything you need to know about converting an attic space into living space. Ensure Your Attic Meets Building Codes Before you begin to think about attic […]

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7 Tips on When and How to Budget for Crawl Space Cleaning

Is your home dirty and you don't even know it? Your kitchen is spotless, the bathroom is immaculate. Your floors? You could eat off them! If that's all been taken care of, what could you be missing? It's often said that the things we neglect the most are those we don't see every day. Ask […]

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5 Awesome Attic Renovation Ideas to Inspire You

Is your attic simply a space that's collecting dust? Maybe you store some old exercise equipment up there, but only ever go up there once in a blue moon? If your answer is yes, then you're like many people who don't make use of their attic space. Attics sort of get a bad rap- people […]

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How Older Insulation Can Pose Health Concerns

Old insulation is a leading cause of poor indoor air quality and decreased interior comfort. Your outdated insulation can also pose health concerns, especially for occupants with existing respiratory issues. Insulation is everywhere in your home, your attic, your crawl spaces, even garages can be insulated.   The reality is that all standard insulation options […]

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The Hidden Dangers Lurking In Your Air Ducts

Are you a neat freak? Do you clean the house on a regular basis? Keep at it—that's actually a great thing! After all, dust and debris can easily trigger coughing, sneezing, and other symptoms. Don't just clean the floors and call it a day, though—there are other areas that you be cleaning as well. Take […]

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Bats in Your Attic? How to Get Rid of Them (And Other Pests)

Do you suspect that you have bats living in your home's attic? Or do you think you might have birds, squirrels, mice, or other pests causing problems in the space? If so, you shouldn't ignore bats in the attic or anything else for that matter for a single second. That could cause even more issues for […]

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Why an Attic Insulation Cost Is an Investment in Energy Savings

Ready to start saving up to 50% of your home's power bill? It could be as easy as outfitting your attic with insulation. To get started, you need to look at the attic insulation cost and how it compares to your potential savings. Those in warm climates will save when keeping their home cool while […]

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What You Should Know About Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Blown-in cellulose insulation is one of the most common insulation types now used in attics and in an existing closed wall. It is considered preferable by many as a result of its eco-friendly properties and its ability to conform to corners, uniquely shaped spaces, and around obstructions such as ducts or electrical wires and other […]

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Radiant Barrier: Is it Right for Your Home?

You live in a warm climate and your cooling costs are outrageous. Did you know that the sun is the primary source of heat in your attic space? Did you know that a radiant barrier can keep your attic cooler and reduce your cost to cool the whole house? Not sure what a radiant barrier […]

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