What You Should Know About Replacing Insulation

When you add roof insulation to your home you expect it to last a lifetime without needing to be replaced. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. There are some circumstances in which it’ll need replaced or when you must add another layer to it. Knowing when you’ll need more insulation is important. Settling and Compacting Although most insulation materials have been designed to maintain their shape for decades, it’s still possible for them to settle and start to press down upon themselves over time. This causes Read More +

Tips for Preparing Your Roof for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes are known to damage both lives and property. This is why it’s so important to be prepared for hurricane season before it hits. Doing so will help you minimize its impact, which is why you want to start right away. Once a hurricane watch has been issued it’s too late. Here’s what you need to do ahead of time. Have an Evacuation Plan Ahead of Time Homeowners in coastal communities aren’t the only ones who may have to evacuate ahead of a storm. Anyone Read More +

House Insulation Tips To Keep The Heat From Getting To You

When you think of Florida, you probably have warm, sunny thoughts. However, the north and central parts of the state have a humid, subtropical climate meaning that they have both rainy and dry seasons. However, heat is prevalent everywhere throughout this state which is why so many homeowners want to know how to keep it out of their homes. Experts say the best way of accomplishing this is by adding some house insulation as this will keep you comfortable in all types of weather. Understanding Read More +

Roof Ventilation: The Easy Way

It is easy and effective to provide your attic with the ventilation it requires. If you live in a hot climate, this is also a great way to make your home more energy efficient. Of course, it is possible to overthink your roof ventilation – something you don’t want to do because this will ultimately make it less effective. Nevertheless, with all the options that are available, this is easy to do unless you’re willing to spend a few minutes learning and understanding how this Read More +

How Insulation Helps You Conserve Energy

Heat exchange through surfaces (e.g. walls, attics, ducts, roofs) is reduced when you insulate them. This is why less warm air escapes through well-insulated homes during the winter months. This is also true for the amount of cool air that escapes from these homes throughout the summer months. All this is great news for you as a homeowner because it means that your energy bills will be lower since you’ll need less energy for heating and cooling your home – by as much as 20%. Read More +

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

As a homeowner when it’s time to make your property more energy efficient you’ll want to find ways to save money while also adding value to your property. While you may want to start with simple upgrades (e.g. sealing around windows, weather stripping around doors), don’t expect them to increase your home’s value much. It’s the larger upgrades which cost more money that’ll add the most value to your home. As such, they really are worthy of your consideration. Valuable Home Energy Saving Improvements Some Read More +

What you Need to Know About Insulation

Insulation isn’t something you can simply go out and buy without some foreknowledge on the topic. This is because it’s more complex than its simple pink color would initially lead you to believe. While it’s not rocket science, there are some things that you do need to know. Understanding the Different Types There are many different types of insulation available because they’re all made in different ways, including: Cellulose is only transformed into loose-fill material. This is made from paper and has flame retardants added Read More +

Why Your Home in Florida Needs Insulation

While we all know that insulation in our walls, floors, and ceilings helps heat and cool our home, what we may not realize is there are different types of insulation and that each home has different requirements. For instance, there’s attic insulation that plays an essential role in your home in Florida. Why you Should Care About Attic Insulation The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says this insulation is the most important type of insulation because it provides the biggest ROI (return on Read More +

Insulation Installation Tips

Installing new house insulation is one of those things that many people feel should be a DIY project. However, it’s important that you do it right or the attic insulation you install won’t help you heat or cool your home, nor will it make your home more energy efficient. This is why there are some tips that you really do need to follow here. DIY House Insulation Tips When you feel ready to add attic insulation to your home, there are some tips that you’ll Read More +

Adding Blown-In Insulation to Your Attic

Blown-in insulation is either a type of cellulose that’s either blown or sprayed into your wall’s cavities, attic, or floor. This environmentally friendly material consists of recycled newspaper, making it easier on your skin and lungs. Why use the AttiCat Insulation Blowing Machine This machine does a great job of breaking and fluffing the insulation up by adding millions of small air pockets to it. These air pockets are what give the attic insulation its insulating power. There are several reasons why you’ll want to Read More +