Category Archives: DIY & Insulation Tips

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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Blown In Insulation Product Review On Bob Vila

The Bob Vila website recently had a very good article covering the topic of blown in insulation. Writer Benjamin Hardy does an excellent job of comparing and contrasting the top products – loose fill fiberglass, cellulose and foam – and … Continue reading

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Include Attic Insulation On Spring Cleaning Checklist

Many residents and businesses are compiling spring cleaning lists as most of the nation thaws from one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. Spring should also trigger energy-efficiency and safety checklists including the often forgot attic insulation. Here … Continue reading

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Soundproof Home Rehearsal and Recording Studio With Cellulose

The music equipment and recording business is estimated at $7 billion world-wide. That includes thousands of “garage bands.” With a new focus in the industry on DIY and independent home recording, opportunities for the amateur artist to be heard on … Continue reading

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