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Was Your Wall Insulation Done Right?

Jan 14, 2019 @ 19:43
We recently came across a house that was being remodeled and the contractor noticed that the walls were only partially insulated. The home had been previously insulated with spray foam insulation. This insulation was sprayed in by little holes from the outside. Many of the bays were only filled up on the side that the… View Article

What type of insulation should I have in my attic?

Jul 19, 2018 @ 14:08
Blown in insulation is the best way to insulate your attic. Having blown in insulation on the floor of your attic prevents the least amount of heat loss while maintaining access to wiring, lights and anything else you might need to get to through the life of your home. Some people would prefer fiberglass batts… View Article

Icicles on your Roof?

Jan 9, 2017 @ 19:00
Icicles are synonymous with winter storms. However the larger icicles your home has, the more heat you are wasting. Icicles form by the snow melting off your roof deck and dripping down till it reaches the cold overhang of your roof edge and refreezes into the beautiful crystal you see. The snow is originally melting… View Article

Do you have a Cold Cape Style House?

Jun 10, 2014 @ 11:03
Many potential customers complain about having a cold bedroom in their cape style home and don’t know what to do about it.  A cape home has three distinct ceiling areas that if all aren’t insulated properly, will cause massive heat loss and drafts in the home.  These three areas are the top flat ceiling on… View Article

Air Sealing, the Easy Way to Save Money

May 2, 2013 @ 13:18
Most people do not know about the large amount of heat lost that occurs in their homes when it is not properly air sealed.  In order for your insulation to work properly, your attic should be air sealed in the addition to the insulation.  The purpose of air sealing is to prevent warm air from… View Article

Is there snow on your roof? Do you get Ice dams?

Nov 29, 2012 @ 14:24
A sign that your home is well insulated is that the snow on your roof will stay on potentially longer than your neighbors.  If your house does not have adequate insulation the heat from your home will rise up through your house, reach the underside of you roof and melt the fallen snow.  Another problem… View Article

Summer Savings!

Jul 26, 2012 @ 18:10
Are you too hot in your home?  Is your air condition or central air constantly running?  Your house is most likely under insulated.  Having the appropriate amount of insulation and installed correctly will keep your home cool in the summer time.  In the summertime the sun will beat down on your roof radiating heat into… View Article

Fiberglass Batts and its Real Effective R-Value

Mar 30, 2012 @ 15:34
Over the last 50 years the majority of houses being erected were built with fiberglass batts in the ceilings and walls.  This is unfortunate because fiberglass batts have a low effective R-value.  Effective R-value is a term that describes how well the insulation works once installed in real world situations.  Under the best and ideal… View Article

Insulating your walls

Oct 7, 2011 @ 17:47
Many people overlook re-insulating their walls because they feel it can’t be done properly.  This of course is not the case.  The correct and easiest way to insulate walls is to remove the exterior siding of your home in selected faces and drill behind it.  Feelers and plumbobs are then used to probe the holes… View Article

SAVE 75% off your next Insulation Project

Jul 13, 2011 @ 14:52
National Grid and Nstar have come out with a new program that enables homeowners to receive a rebate when insulating their homes.  This rebate is 75% up to $2,000 off the price of the insulation measures.  The only prerequisite is that you must have National Grid or Nstar as either your gas or your electric… View Article