Insulation for Older Homes

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If you have an older home, the attic might be a part of your home that you don’t spend any time thinking about. It’s up there, but you don’t know what’s actually up there.  While the attic might be a place you ignore going in your home, you shouldn’t let that stop you from giving […]

5 Signs that Your Home is not Properly Insulated

When you first move into a home there are a lot of projects that pop up. After you’ve lived in your home for a while, you might be used to the squeaky bottom step on your stairs, or the way the windows shut. When your home isn’t properly insulated, there are things that you might […]

Prevent Irritants with Properly Installed Insulation

Have you ever walked into a home and immediately started sneezing? The indoor comfort of a home has a lot to do with the quality and age of insulation. When considering how to best provide comfort in your home, insulation and air sealing can be the first lines of defense against allergy causing irritants.   Removing […]

What It’s Like to Work with Us

3 Reasons Why Our Clients Love Their Experience Everyone knows you can’t choose your family members, but you can choose your friends. When you hire a team for your new project, remember that you have that same choice. Committing to a friendship or a project is a big deal and should be built on trust […]

Typical Mold Spots

Mold is a type of fungus that comes from microscopic spores floating in the air. Typically, you find mold in areas that collect moisture or have temperature swings that can cause condensation or dampness on the surfaces. Molds can grow on any surface and then rapidly reproduce through spores becoming visible to the naked human […]

Weather Warming Up – Do These 3 Things to Check Your House

Summer checkup When the summer comes around, that means it’s a great time of year to start looking over your home and checking for any effects of poor insulation. Here’s a simple list of the things that you could be looking for in your own house. Exterior – Make sure that your gutters are clear, […]

The Sum-Total of Miniscule leaks

You may have a basketball-sized hole in your house. Little air leaks in your house are annoying. You feel them when you get out of bed in the morning. We are all too familiar with your feet hitting the ice cold floor caused by a tiny leak in your bedroom window. The cool air pools […]

What You Really Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

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Perhaps you’ve heard it said that houses are built “too tight” nowadays. Many people have concluded that it’s much better for a house to “breathe.” After all, breath sustains life; and for that reason, it must be good for your home to breathe, too. Contrary to popular belief, your home doesn’t need to breathe. In […]

Ice Dams and Window Plastic: What winter weather reveals about your home insulation

Red house covered with snow and icicles in a cold winter landscape

Every year is the same — as the weather gets colder, you start lining your windows with plastic. It’s become part of your winter routine. No matter that it’s testy, time-consuming work. Once the plastic is up, the problem is solved…right? Perhaps removing ice dams has also become routine. Around the same time every year, […]

Air Sealing vs. R-Value: Which should be your main concern?

Room under construction with exposed insulating foam in the walls and ceiling

Nowadays, consumers seem to know a lot about R-Value, or the thermal resistance of a particular building material. But is R-value really the most important thing to consider when insulating a home or building? When it comes to insulation, R-value is of course a main concern when considering materials — but the problem with focusing […]