Category Archives: DIY & Insulation Tips

Avoid DIY Attic Insulation Accidents

How To Avoid Common Attic Insulation DIY Project Injuries One of the most popular Do-It-Yourself energy efficiency projects for homeowners is adding insulation in the attics of their homes. But it can often lead to injuries when the proper precautions … Continue reading

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Beautiful Icicles Bad Sign For Insulation

Those Beautiful Icicles Likely A Sign Of Bad Attic Insulation The 2019 winter prediction report mentioned here on the Greenest Insulation Blog has proven to be very accurate. A cold and wet winter continues across most of the U.S. One … Continue reading

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Snow Offers Opportunity To Check Insufficient Insulation

Snow melting quick on house roof can indicate attic insulation deficiencies. While in the midst of winter it is often too late to add insulation to home attics, snowfalls can actually help to identify potential deficiencies that can be corrected … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Slows Fire Spread By Design In Attics

Nebraska fire demonstrates cellulose insulation fire control characteristics Cellulose insulation is designed to save homeowners money by making their homes more energy efficient. It also has a Class 1 fire rating and is designed to save their homes in a … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Blown Into Old Home Walls Video Demonstration

Cellulose Insulation Is Perfect For Insulating Walls Larry Janesky and his company Dr. Energy Saver Home Services specialize in cellulose insulation.  They have produced an excellent video on the process for retrofitting the walls in an older home with dense … Continue reading

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How To Insulate Attic Hatch With Cellulose Insulation

One of the critical areas where homes lose energy efficiency is at the attic access hatch.  Regardless of the insulation product type used, air leaks from a poorly insulated attic access will result in higher heating and cooling bills.  This … Continue reading

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Summer Home Energy Savings Tips

As the globe turns toward summer on the North American Continent the sun changes the equation for home energy efficiency.  The number one way to save energy, money and the environment this summer:  Manage The Thermostat. The best way to … Continue reading

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Settling The Myth About Cellulose Insulation Settling

A home building company recently contacted CIMA.  They were considering changing standard features to include cellulose insulation in an effort to offer greener, more energy-efficient homes.  But they had heard cellulose insulation settles and wanted to know how this affected … Continue reading

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Slow Start To Winter Cold And Retail Sales Not A Harbinger

Reports broke across the news this week of a decline in sales for winter-related items.  Sales for just about everything from boots, and sweaters to firewood and fuel oil are down from the same period last year. The companion news … Continue reading

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Adding Insulation When Re-Siding Adds Home Value

A high percentage of homes in the U.S. have siding and of those vinyl continues to be the most common choice.  Data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), shows vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common exterior … Continue reading

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