Buying A New Home Then Hire A Home Inspector

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Why? Well, large scale homebuilders profits rise in direct proprotion to speed of which their homes are completed. Generally speaking, homebuilders incent sub-contractors to finish on-time and penalize them when they do not. Corners are cut in an effort to maintain the all important schedule. Unfortunately, the builder cannot watch every sub-contractor at every single […]


Mountain Hiking And How To Get There

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Many hikers who are bored of the normal marked trails, and discovered wilderness areas have come to a new adrenaline rush: mountain hiking. Hiking several hundred feet above sea level gives those with a taste for the extreme the rush they are looking for. If you are that kind of hiker, then mountain hiking is […]


Plug Up The Money Drain Part Iii Utilities

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This article is the third one in the series of plugging the money drain article series. There is one more article coming after this article. You should also read the first two parts of this article series. Because our utility bills come every month, there is great potential for savings. Comparing utility companies may offer […]


Want To Stop A Third Of The Energy Loss From Your Home

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Many people don’t insulate their basement walls because they mistakenly believe that the soil outside does the insulating for them. Unfortunately, soil is not a good insulator and heat loss from your basement can account for over one third of the total heat loss from your home. Done properly, basement insulation will not only reduce […]


Preventing Water Damage In The Attic

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Controlling the natural drying of your property must start at the attic as it is located at the top of the house, separating between the roof and the rest of the house. Read the following guide lines to prevent water damage caused by ceilings and flooring, common attic appliances, insulation, vents, and recessed lights canisters […]


Garage Insulation Saves You Money

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Garage insulation is probably not something you think about very often. Most homeowners keep their attics and walls well insulated because they know it saves on energy costs. But, since garages are unconditioned spaces, not heated or cooled, it does not makes sense to insulate them. Or does it? An uninsulated garage can become as […]


Alternatives To Fiberglass Insulation

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When building a home, insulation is one of the major aspects that can cut future heating and cooling costs. Fiberglass insulation has been the primary choice, but not anymore. Alternatives to Fiberglass Insulation People have become much more sensitive to environmental and energy savings issues when building homes. Whereas such subjects were rarely discussed 20 […]


Home Improvements Get Your Envelope In Order

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Whether you need heat in winter or air conditioning in summer, you run the risk of throwing away money on utilities. You need not do this by making painless home improvements. Home Improvements – Get Your Envelope In Order Your house is an enclosed structure designed to keep rain, cold, heat, wind, snow and so […]


Basic Insulation Buying Tips

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Insulation is the process of enclosing or covering an object with a material that serves as a barrier and reduces (or blocks) the flow of energy, specifically heat. It is essentially used for the following reasons: -To reduce heat energy losses. -To prevent nearby objects from heating up. Below are some examples where insulation is […]


How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied

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Cellulose insulation is natural insulation material. It is made from recycled newspaper and other recycled paper products. The recycled content is at least 75% or more. The recycled paper is then treated with chemicals to make it fire resistant. Benefits of Cellulose Insulation Because the material is made from mostly recycled paper products, it is […]


Think Green When Planning A Home Improvement Project

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When it comes to home improvement, many cost-conscious homeowners think about all of the “green” they will spend. Today, however, they also are able to think about a different kind of green – “green” building. With soaring energy prices and states adopting regulations that prohibit products that emit harmful fumes, environmentally friendly building has become […]


Attic Insulation Has A Tough Job

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Attic insulation is designed to keep heat in your home in the winter and out of your home in the summer. Heat rises and, in the winter, any air that is heated by your furnace goes up – and out through your attic. In the summer, your roof becomes very hot and, with no place […]


How Sound Insulations Work

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Sound insulations are insulating materials that work to reduce the noise that enters a room from outside the home or from other rooms. These materials can be installed during construction, or later as a home improvement project. Products that are blown, such as foams, are easier to install in existing homes. You can repair insufficiently […]


Insulating Foundations

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Even if your home seems to be tightly sealed and well-insulated, if you have a foundation that’s not insulated properly, you will experience a large loss of heat. Foundation insulation can result in lower heating costs and may help avoid water vapor condensation problems. Poor foundation installation can make below grade rooms very uncomfortable and […]


Get The Most Value From Your Roof Insulation

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The basic gauge of the effectiveness of any insulation is its R-value. Insulation is designed to stop the flow of heat. The more heat the insulation stops, the higher the R-value of that insulation. When compared to fibreglass batt insulation, spray foam insulation has a higher R-value at a given thickness. In other words, 2 […]


Diy Methods To Save On Utilities

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If your utility bill is out of control, you need to consider ways to tame the beast. There are plenty of do it yourself [DIY] ways to save on utilities. DIY Methods to Save on Utilities Utility costs for heating, cooling and electricity are near record highs. Worse, they are expected to rise fairly dramatically […]