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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Removing and replacing outdated or damaged insulation is a critical part of optimizing whole-home energy efficiency, interior comfort, and indoor air quality.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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Is Your Home Ready For Winter?

The winter months are often the most energy consumptive for Bay Area homeowners as the result of colder temperatures that demand more from your HVAC system to maintain optimal indoor comfort. By ensuring your home is ready for winter, building occupants will be warm and cozy, while conserving as much energy as possible.  Getting Your […]

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Clean and Dry: Why You Should Consider Installing a Moisture Barrier in Your Crawl Space

Ever ventured into the dark recess under your home and found wet spots or creatures? If so, you know crawl space insulation is important. Never had that experience? Let's make sure you never meet a rodent or water leak when examining pipes, or storing boxes in the crawl space. The crawl space is the area underneath the floor […]

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Is It Time For An Insulation Upgrade For Your Commercial Building?

How old is the insulation in your commercial building? Have repeat episodes such as roof leaks, electrical or plumbing work in your business’s attic spaces, or pest infestations compromised your existing insulation? If so, your business should consider insulation retrofitting.  An article on building.com discusses how a three-story, East Coast business with 19,000 square feet […]

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Noises in the Attic: The Most Common Attic Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Are you hearing noises in the attic? Whether it's scratching, scurrying, or just the sound of movement above your head, hearing any kind of noises from your attic could indicate a larger problem -- pests. Attics can be the ideal environment for squirrels, rodents, and even bats--they can damage stored items by gnawing and could […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Insulation Replacement

The good news is that professional insulation replacement should last for decades, assuming your attic and interior wall spaces are well-maintained and barring no major damage. However, you never want to assume your attic insulation is A-OK. It’s best to inspect the attic space and insulation each year to make sure it’s in good shape.  If […]

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