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Insulating an Attic? Read this First

Fall and winter are the times when your home will need to work overtime. This means that it's about time to check on your attic insulation and make sure it's up to par. After all, a poor insulation leads to energy loss, which then leads to higher bills. The insulation in your attic will degrade […]

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Rodent Proofing Your Garden Helps Rodent Proof Your House

Mice and rats are intelligent and curious creatures and, like humans, they love to find a safe and consistent source of food and shelter. By finding ways to rodent proof your yard and garden spaces, you’ll inherently protect your home from unwanted rodents. Rodent proofing your garden starts with denying the food source Your vegetable […]

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Why You Should Insulate Your Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a key player in your home’s energy system. Sufficient, geo-specific insulation can reduce your home’s energy spending because it reduces heating/cooling costs. When you consider that 40% to 70% of a home’s energy consumption is directed towards heating/cooling – air sealing and insulation becomes a significant priority. Crawl Spaces Need Insulation Too Most […]

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Which California Insects Are Most Likely to Bug You This Summer?

Along with the hordes of tourists and the Pacific coast breezes come the summer insects to the Bay Area. You can find these pests crawling up buildings, walking down the sidewalk, or marching around your kitchen. These creepy crawlies live in your yard, gardens, up in your trees and inside your home. So, what can […]

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A Brief Guide On The Various Types Of Attic Insulation

When you’re ready to replace the insulation in your home, you’ll need to choose the best types of attic insulation for your budget and your overall goals. Some insulation works better than others, some types are more expensive (and, typically, more energy efficient), and some are more eco-friendly than others.  Which Of These Types Of Attic Insulation Is Best […]

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How Do I Know If There’s Enough Insulation In My Attic?

The only way to know for sure whether your attic has enough insulation is to schedule an inspection with a licensed insulation contractor. We can tell you whether your insulation is sufficient, and we can also inspect the attic to look for any signs of potential water damage or pest infestations, both of which compromise […]

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Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Insulation

The insulation in your crawl space and attic serve a very specific purpose. It works to slow the transfer of heat into your house when it’s warm, and out of your house when it’s cold. When your insulation isn’t working properly, your energy costs are bound to go up. Insulation can save up to 11% […]

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Do You Need to Cover Your Attic Vents in the Winter?

Worried about those attic vents? Did you know that approximately 2% of building fires happen in the attic? That’s about 200 residential fires that happen each year because of a problem in the attic. Other significant problems in your attic may include black mold, mildew, or pests. The best way to stay away from these […]

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Eliminate Toxins In The Home With Attic Cleaning & Ventilation

Energy efficiency and whole home comfort is one reason to schedule an attic inspection and replace outdated insulation. However, an attic inspection can also help to locate sources of toxins that compromise indoor air quality. If necessary, we’ll remove old or dilapidated insulation, eliminate pest, mold, or mildew infestations, sanitize the entire attic space, and […]

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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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