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Everyone knows that attics need to be insulated to prevent heat loss, but most people don't understand how important it is to seal attic spaces. This might be even more important than insulating the attic, and insulation won't do[...]read more
I've been doing a lot of new-construction inspections or one-year warranty inspections on new construction houses, and I've started to notice a new attic bypass that seems to be completely ignored by some builders and insulation contractors. [...]read more
Unfortunately, the easiest way to add insulation to just about any place in your home is to install fiberglass batts. Fiberglass batts are typically the worst insulation for any job, as I complained about in a recent blog. [...]read more
If you're tired of dealing with ice dams and you've decided to finally get your attic re-insulated, please read this first. You might save yourself a lot of time and money.[...]read more
Minnesota Department of Commerce: “Beware the Insulation Contractor Who Does Not Include Air Sealing”
Consumers should beware of insulation contractors who offer to insulate attics without checking for and sealing attic air leaks. If the offer to insulate does not include sealing air leaks, then the contractor is in violation of the Minnesota energy[...]read more
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