Insulation

Green Products for Your Home

Green products are those manufactured from nontoxic, sustainable, or recycled materials or that save energy. Watch this video to find out about eco-friendly insulation and other green building materials.

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House wrapped on outside with housewrap.

Vapor Barriers in Your Home

David asks, “Can you wrap your house with a plastic vapor barrier before you brick it? If not, why?”

Wrapping the outside of your house with plastic is not a good idea, since it can cause water vapor to condense in your walls, which could lead to the growth of mold or cause the wood to rot.

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Danny Lipford in attic.

Insulating Attic Over Carport

David asks, “My house attic is insulated, but I noticed that the attic over the carport is not insulated. Does this matter?”

Since the air in the attic space is not heated or cooled and is vented to the outside, it doesn’t matter if the area over the carport is insulated. Read on to find out more.

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Attic Insulation

Homeowners ask me all the time how they can control their monthly utility bills. Many have resigned themselves to paying high bills because they think that’s just the price you have to pay to be comfortable and that’s certainly a factor.

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How to Prevent Fiberglass Insulation Itch

In addition to a long sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, dust mask, and eye goggles, rub your hands and arms with baby powder or corn starch before working with fiberglass insulation. Watch this video to find out more.

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Measuring amount of attic insulation with tape measure.

Getting Adequate Attic Insulation

Read on to find out how much insulation you need and tips on installing the different types of insulation that are available.

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House in the snow

Eight Great Ways To Save On Heating Costs This Winter

With winter approaching, it is obvious that families across the country need to find ways to save on their energy bills. Danny has some proven ways to help you though saving this winter.

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Cutting Insulation

To cut insulation squarely and accurately use a utility knife with snap off blade extended all the way out. Watch this video to find out more.

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