You may spend very little time up in your home’s attic, and part of the reason for your reluctance could be the way your attic insulation looks. Many materials used for insulating attics, especially very old insulation materials, look downright … odd. Here is how to know what you’ve got up there, and what the
You finally have your dream home under construction. Congratulations! But wait — have you made sure to get the best insulation you can, so you will not face years of high energy bills? What are the best methods of insulating a new home?
Making the wise decision to insulate and air seal your attic can help you save money on your home’s heating and cooling costs. However, you might be wondering if adding attic insulation is tax-deductible. The answer to that question is yes and no. While the federal tax credit for adding or upgrading the insulation or
We are often asked by homeowners if their home’s existing insulation is sufficient. This is a trickier question than it seems. Local building codes require R-38 insulation in ceilings. But is that enough?
As with any product which gets wet, including residential home insulation, mold can grow and spread. This problem can develop from leaks in the roof, air conditioner, or any water leak throughout the home. Not all mold issues come from leaks, though. Controlling moisture can prevent mold growth and make your home more comfortable and
Making a few changes to winterize your house can definitely be beneficial to your bank balance in the colder months. Not only will you save money on your utility bill, but your house will also feel much healthier and cozier when the mercury drops. Here is how to winterize your house in one weekend with
A lot of people and businesses — like Lowe’s, U.S. News & World Report, and Bob Vila to name a few — offer a lot of free advice on how to winterize your home. Yet very few tell you when or why to winterize.
Most articles on insulation focus only on attics. Since most homeowners cannot easily insulate their home’s walls themselves as a weekend project, the walls seldom get a mention. When you leave the insulation in the hands of trained professionals, though, you get the complete instructions.
An entry door with windows is a great way to filter light into an otherwise dark entryway in your Albuquerque, NM home. However, you want to make sure the door will keep you and your family secure if a burglar attempts to break in. All entry doors, including those with windows, should have features which
Living with gradually deteriorating windows is surprisingly easy. You tend to overlook condensation, chipped paint, or even the occasional draft. Here are some tell-tale signs letting you know to swap out old, tired windows for new replacement windows.