Insulation Installation

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How to Insulate a Crawl Space

Boost your energy efficiency and prevent water damage.

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Fiberglass Insulation Dangers

Fiberglass insulation is all around you, but there are plenty of reasons you shouldn't want it anywhere near you. Know the potential dangers of too much exposure.

Winterize Windows with Inexpensive Bubble Wrap Insulation

Learn how bubble wrap can insulate your home.

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Installing Radiant Barrier Insulation

< Back to Part 1: Keep the Heat in with Radiant Barriers There are several ways that radiant barriers

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Cathedral Ceiling Insulation: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Installing insulation into cathedral ceilings can be tricky, but if you avoid making these mistakes, you should end up with a great result.

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Installing a Vapor Barrier in Your Basement

Stop moisture damage before it starts.

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Can I insulate windows using snow?

Theoretically, in the right part of the world you could use snow to insulate windows.

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Insulating a Brick Home

Adding insulation helps your home better retain its temp.

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Do it Yourself Insulation with Recycled Products

Do it yourself insulation is a great way to insulate your home without needing to spend a fortune.

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Insulate a Finished Wall with Loose Fill Insulation Part 2

This article is the second and final part in a 2-part series on how to install loose fill insulation

How to Determine if Your Ceiling Insulation is too Old

If your ceiling insulation is old and needs to be replaced.

How to Install Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Having your house insulated makes a remarkable difference.

High R Factor Insulation or Low?

When choosing insulation for your home.

Myths About Old Walls And Insulation

The walls in older homes are notorious for being drafty.

How to Use Spray Foam Insulation in Existing Wall Cavities

One method of insulating cavity walls is spray foam.

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Needed Insulation Materials for Pipes

It is a good idea to have insulation materials on hand.

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6 Tips For Installing Rigid Foam Insulation On Concrete

It's a great way to add thermal efficiency to your house.

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Spray Foam Insulation: Using a Fusion Gun

It's a great way to quickly insulate your house.

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Green Insulation Options

Green insulation is becoming increasingly popular.

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7 Alternative Uses for Sprayed Insulation

Sprayed insulation is a cost-effective of retrofit method.

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3 Options for Insulating Existing Walls

If your home’s walls are not insulated, don’t worry. You can still put insulation inside existing walls if you know what to use.

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R-38 Insulation Thickness

How thick is R-38 insulation? Check out this quick article to find out.

Insulation 1 - Introduction

Heat naturally flows from a warmer area to a cooler one.

How to Insulate Walls with Blanket Insulation Part 1

How to insulate walls with blanket insulation.

Installing Insulation Panels for Cold Rooms

A cold home most likely doesn't have insulation panels.

Common Roof Insulation Ventilation Problems

Some common problems people have with attic ventilation.

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Installing Rigid Foam Insulation Sheathing

It's a great insulator, but it's expensive.

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Preparing Your Wall for Insulation

Consider the options for insulating the walls of your home.

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Foil Insulation vs Fiberglass

Consider this contender in the insulation battle.

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Spray Foam Insulation and Mold

Spray foam insulation is a polyurethane product.

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Installing Blown-In Insulation: 3 Tips

Blown-in insulation is an excellent option.

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How to Retrofit Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

Retrofiting cathedral ceiling insulation can be troublesome.

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Installing Rigid Insulation in the Attic

It's highly effective at reducing energy bills.

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How to Install Ceiling Insulation for Soundproofing

As anyone who lives in an apartment knows, ceiling insulation is essential when there are neighbors living upstairs. Without adequate ceiling insulation, noise from upstairs can become very annoying. Soundproofing a ceiling is a major and labor-intensive job, but it will make your apartment a much more

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What is the R-value of rigid insulation?

One advantage you will find is that rigid insulation R value is higher than in traditional insulations. In rigid insulation you'll find R-values as high as R-88.7, compared to a high of R-3.5 for traditional insulation. Types of Rigid Insulation Molded Expanded Polystyrene (MEPS) – bonded polystyrene

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What are some pros and cons of using R-38 insulation?

When attempting to insulate your home against escaping heat, R-38 insulation may provide just the degree of insulation you need. But this will depend on the climate you live in, and how cold or hot the temperatures may get in your area. Advantages of R-38 Insulation Regardless of the type of insulation

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What R-value insulation should I use in my attic?

As a homeowner planning to install insulation in your home, you will generally want to know what R value insulation to use in your attic. R-Value Recommended Levels Levels of R-value you should use in your home will vary according to the area of the U.S. in which you live. The United States is divided

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How to Replace a Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Crawl space dehumidifier is made to control the humidity in a very tight space. This dehumidifier prevents mold, musty odors and mildew. They also stop wood from rotting or becoming a termite wet area. Crawl space dehumidifiers require no maintenance; there are no buckets to have to keep emptying. Their

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Installing Batt Insulation in a Ceiling

Batt insulation can help you enhance the energy efficiency of your home. The insulation is made of fiberglass which is one of the most effective and inexpensive insulation options available on the market. Properly installed batts in the ceiling can help to reduce the energy required to heat and cool

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How to Install Fiberglass Batt Insulation

Many homeowners opt for fiberglass batt insulation to enhance energy efficiency in the home. It is one of the cheapest and most effective insulations for residential purposes. Fiberglass batts are panels made from fiberglass wool. They come in various lengths, widths and R-values which refers to the

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How to Install Batt Insulation in an Unvented Attic

Installing batt insulation in an unvented attic can be fiddly and labor-intensive, especially in areas where there is little space to move around. However, it does not require any special skills, and doing it yourself will save you money. Since hot air rises, keeping your home warm through the winter

Steel Building Insulation Mistakes to Avoid

There's a number of steel building insulation mistakes.

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Waterproofing Foundation Insulation

Waterproofing foundation insulation is very important.

Installing Retrofit Wall Insulation

Old homes either don't have insulation or enough of it.

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Cavity Insulation vs Continuous Insulation

They have strengths for different tasks.