Winter Articles

Stop Throwing Away Money with Old Windows

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Do you feel cold drafts coming from your windows all winter long? On average, 30 percent of your home’s energy is lost through energy-deficient windows and doors. During the life of your home, you may literally be losing hundreds or  even thousands of dollars from heat loss  through your windows. Thankfully, homeowners can reduce their […]

Attic Insulation: Air Sealing, R-value, and Insulation Options

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

According to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling makes up 50% to 70% of energy usage in the average American home. Heating and cooling energy also accounts for the most energy waste due to air leakage and insufficient insulation. Investing in your attic by improving the air seal and adding more insulation can […]

How to Prevent Roof Damage from Ice Dams this Winter

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

The Midwest has been walloped by snowstorms these last few days.  In the wake of these monster snow falls it is important to keep an eye on your roof as these extreme amounts of snow can be troublesome, and ice dams can begin to form as the snow accumulates. An ice dam is formed on a slanted roof […]

Severe Thunderstorm & Tornado Safety: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The heat and humidity of summer provide the ideal conditions for severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes.  The storm that rolled across Minnesota and Wisconsin on Saturday reminds us of the importance of being prepared in the face of severe weather. Creating Your Severe Weather Preparedness Plan Predetermine a safe place in your home where […]

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