Category Archives: DIY & Insulation Tips

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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Fan Direction & Other Frequently Missed Winterization Tips

Getting a home ready for winter is an annual fall event for most homeowners. The big items typically come to mind for most people interested in improving energy efficiency and lowing utility bills. Upgrading insulation, adding more caulk and replacing … Continue reading

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Insulate Attic Duct Work With Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Adding or upgrading insulation in a home attic is the best investment for energy efficiency home improvements. But many homeowners often neglect the need for insulating their HVAC ducts. One way to achieve both is to use blown-in cellulose insulation.  … Continue reading

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Insulating Wall Cavities With Cellulose Best For Older Homes

The best way to achieve the highest level of energy savings in older homes is to fully insulate the total building envelope.  While most homeowners often add or upgrade attics many fail to consider insulating the exterior walls.  This leads … Continue reading

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Summer Home Improvement Project Lists Include Insulation

Scouring the web for our Summer Home Improvement tips list uncovers a few good articles from a variety of sources.  We found three lists that provide a good cross section of sources from RIS Media’s real estate driven news, to … Continue reading

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Cover The Bases With Insulation And Other Cold Weather Protection

The winter of 2014 is proving to be one of the fiercest in several years.  Meteorologists seem to have even coined a new phrase “polar vortex” for these endless cold fronts that are keeping the deep freeze on all the … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Install Starts With Right Preparation

SUCCESSFUL ATTIC RETROFIT REQUIRES GOOD PREP The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) recommends using a professional insulation contractor trained in the proper techniques of cellulose installation to achieve the maximum performance from an attic retrofit. However, a home owner should … Continue reading

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Energy Audits And Home Inspections

Every year millions of houses are sold in the U.S. In many cases, a professional home inspection is conducted in the transaction process. The inspection is typically paid by the purchaser although, like most everything else in real estate transactions, … Continue reading

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Greening An Old House With New Cellulose Insulation

A great story comes to us from the Lakewood Ohio Observer. Chris Perry’s insightful article on upgrading a 100-year-old Lakewood Home is a text book outline on how to green an old house. It’s worth a read for anyone interested … Continue reading

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