Attics & Insulation Articles

2014 Most Valued Home Remodeling Projects

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Reasons to remodel are nearly as plentiful as the projects themselves. Surfaces and fixtures wear out and get dated.  Storm damage must be repaired. New products reduce maintenance or conserve energy. Needs change as we age or our families grow. We’d rather upgrade in place than move. Or we simply want to claim “move-in condition” […]

For a Smooth Remodeling Get Smart from the Start

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Your home remodeling experience will be a lot less stressful by getting these things straight before the work begins. Fear Of The Unknown Experienced contractors generally know what to expect before crew members strap on their tool belts. But there often are at least a couple of assumptions that cannot be confirmed until work begins. […]

It’s High Time to Upgrade Attic Insulation

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Winter is the best time to increase and improve attic insulation because problems are easiest to spot and benefits begin as soon as the project is completed.  It starts with having enough insulation. But sealing air leaks and ensuring proper ventilation are equally important. How much insulation do you need? The residential energy code for […]

What’s your Attic Insulation Number?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It’s understandable that most Midwest homeowners seldom venture up into their attics. After all, typical truss-framed roofs offer no storage. Access often is through a small scuttle in a closet ceiling. Stray insulation may drop down when the access panel is lifted. And there always is the chance of putting a foot through the drywall […]

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