Insulation Basic Info

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How to Choose Your Home's Insulation

Insulation isn't one-size-fits-all, so here's some pointers on how to choose it for your home.

How to Save Money With Insulation

Make the (easy) investment now.

Before You Insulate

You Must Control Air Leakage Most homeowners are aware that air leaks into their houses through what

Everything You Need to Understand About Insulation

Proper insulation can make a huge difference in the temperature of your home.

The Benefits of Using Rigid Foam Insulation

The three main types of rigid foam insulation each offer many benefits.

Tips For Washing Spray Foam Insulation Off Your Hands

Spray foam insulation can be messy to work with.

How to Get Spray Foam Insulation Off Clothing and Skin

Using spray foam insulation is a good idea, but clean up can be problematic. Here’s how to remove foam from your skin and clothes.

Buying Energy Efficient Insulation

To prevent heat from leaving a home in winter and from entering a home in the summer, installing energy

Window Insulation

When you purchase a new home, you may have to put some thought into window insulation. New homes often

Polyurethane Foam vs. Fiberglass Insulation: How to Measure the Difference

Polyurethane foam is a type of insulation that is foam that is often a popular option for insulating

DIY Rigid Foam Insulation

Probably the most attractive advantage rigid foam insulation offers is versatility. This insulation can

Getting Rid of the Fiberglass Itch

To be sure, it is easier to avoid fiberglass itch than to get rid of it. While getting rid of the itch

How to Fix a Jammed Spray Foam Insulation Gun

Spray foam insulation is a specialized material that is used in packing and construction. Made from liquid

Choosing the Right Spray Foam Insulation Rig

With insulation playing such a valuable part in your home, spray foam insulation is probably the best

How to Calculate the Cost of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a leading type of insulation for a number of different buildings and wall types.

Using Spray Foam Insulation: Possible Hazards and Health Risks

One of the most popular insulation for homes or residential buildings and offices is polyurethane spray

Spray Foam Insulation: How to Save Unused Spray in a Can

The chemicals in spray foam insulation should always be properly disposed of according to the manufacturer’s

Rigid Foam Insulation: What Is It And What Are Its Uses?

As one alternative to the more common blanket or roll batt insulation, rigid foam insulation adds layers

Can Rigid Foam Insulation Use Cause Moisture Problems?

Rigid foam insulation, like any particular method of insulation you could choose for your home, has its

Spray Foam Insulation: Finding the Right Home Kit for You

Being able to apply spray foam insulation yourself is a great way to save a significant amount of money.

How to Remove Blown-In Insulation

Blown in insulation is commonly used in attics and in between new walls. It's affordable and simple to

Blown-In Insulation: R Value Explained

When choosing a type of insulation, learning about the specific advantages and disadvantages of blown

Bathroom Insulation: What's the Difference?

Bathroom insulation is important for controlling moisture. Insulating the bathroom keeps the temperature

Saving Energy with Thermal Insulation Boards

If you want to save a lot of money on your energy expenditures, then you should consider installing some

Best Closed Cell Foam Insulation Kits

Closed cell foam is a very effective type of insulation because it expands to fill gaps when used. It

Absorbing Sound with Acoustic Mineral Wool Slabs

Slabs of mineral wool aren’t especially designed for insulation. They’re used primarily to

Basement Ceiling Insulation Tips

Having ceiling insulation is one of the key elements of energy efficiency that you can add to a home.

The Cost of Structural Insulated Panels

Structural insulated panels have quickly become the material of choice for building homes and other buildings.

Best Home Kits for Structural Insulated Panels

If you are about to build a new home, you may want to consider using insulated panels for the construction.

Different Mineral Wool Types Described

Mineral wool insulation was once the most commonly used type of insulation, until it began to be replaced

Vapor Barriers and Basement Ceiling Insulation

Ceiling insulation is important in any basement as it is a location of the home where you lose the most

How to Understand Insulation R-Value

The insulation r-value measures the effectiveness of a material in preventing heat flow between two areas.

Examples of Where to Insulate

In unfinished attic spaces, insulate between and over the floor joists to seal off living spaces below.

Blocking Heat Transfer

Two excellent methods to block heat are insulation and shading. Insulation helps keep your home comfortable

Can You Insulate Your Home Yourself?

Whether or not you install the insulation yourself depends on the structural design of your house and

Determining The R-value You Need for an Existing Home

The amount of insulation you need depends on the climate, type of heating (gas, oil, electricity) you

Does Your Home Need More Insulation?

To begin to answer this question, you must first find out how much insulation you already have and then

Home Insulation Basics

Higher R-values = Higher Insulating Values Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California,

How Does Insulation Work for You?

Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. In the winter, this heat flow moves directly from

Introduction to Insulation

Electricity bills, oil bills, gas bills - all homeowners pay for one or more of these utilities, and

Understanding Insulation - Spending Too Much?

Are you spending too much on your monthly energy bills? If your home's insulation isn't up to snuff,

Understanding the Importance of Insulation

If you're like the vast majority of homeowners you're concerned about the costs of heating (and cooling)

Other Places in Your Home for Added Insulation

Don't overlook another area in your home where energy can be saved - the ductwork of the heating and

Answers to Insulation Questions #4

Q. We have a three-door car attached frame garage, with the wall between the house and the garage properly