Vermiculite is a popular insulation material, but much of the vermiculite used in the U.S. before 1990 was contaminated with asbestos. Removal of vermiculite insulation can be costly and complicated; but in some cases, you may be able to leave the material in place with proper precautions. Read on to find out more.
Insulation in your home is important to reduce heat loss and gain and save energy. How well a particular type of insulation works is determined by its R-value, which is a measure of the insulation’s resistance to the transfer of heat. Watch this video to find out more.
Folding attic stairs can be one of the biggest culprits for air infiltration of your home. To fix the problem install foam weather stripping around the perimeter of the attic stair opening or construct an insulating stair cover. Watch this video to find out more.