Category Archives: DIY & Insulation Tips

Cellulose Insulation And Vapor/Air Barriers

The Facts On Cellulose Insulation & Vapor Barriers We receive many questions on the CIMA website Contact Us form every month. A recent one on cellulose insulation and air/vapor barriers (one of a flurry on the topic) tipped the scale … Continue reading

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CIMA Dan Lea Featured On Sustainable Minds Webinar

Join the Webinar January 20, 2020 On Embodied Carbon & Net Zero Energy CIMA Executive Director Dan Lea, with be featured speaker in a webinar presented by Sustainable Minds. The program, moderated by Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder and CEO, … Continue reading

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Don’t DIY Home Insulation If You Don’t Know How

For many homeowners, proper attic insulation is a common concern and an easy target for improving energy efficiency. Most older homes, and even many newer ones, simply lack the proper amount of insulation in their attics. However, there are many … Continue reading

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Determine Current Attic Insulation R-Value

Here Is How To Determine Current Home Attic R-Value One of the most common questions homeowners ask is how to determine the R-Value of their current attic insulation. This typically results when a homeowner begins to think about improving their … Continue reading

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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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