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  • ventilate the house

    Question I am confused. Insulation is important, but condensation and mildew are a result of the radical difference between inside and outside temperatures. What’s the deal? Westley Answer Good question! At first glance, it would seem to...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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    Finding the Right Material

    Question I am planning to insulate the ceiling of my condo which is located under the roof. Please help me making a decision by furnishing me with information regarding the best material and procedures, cost effectiveness and...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • This Side Up: Installing Insulation Correctly

    Picking the right face is essential with fiberglass insulation that has a vapor barrier (meaning with Kraft paper or foil attached on one side). It should always face the warm-in-winter side. Thus, in cold climates, it should face the...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Attic Insulation and Infiltration Control

    Is it cold outside where you are? Is it cold inside where you are? Did you know the 35 percent of all heat lost occurs through holes? And you thought it was poor attic insulation. Actually, only 7...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Fitting Fiberglass Batts Done Right

    The 1,200-mile Iditarod dogsled race across the Alaskan wilderness conjurs up images of cold and wind — and the need for adding insulation to keep heat in. Adding or installing insulation in your house? There is, indeed, a...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Responsibly Expanding Foam Insulation

    In 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the military draft into effect, and ever since, reluctant youths have tried to avoid it. Homeowners try to avoid the draft, too, with a variety of spray-can foam sealants intended...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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  • Fiberglass for Freezing Feet

    In 1938, John Thomas and James Slayter got a patent for a process to make glass wool. This was no threat to sheep, but rather a new way to make insulating material with fibers that were extremely...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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  • Fiberglass Insulation Tips

    Working with fiberglass insulation? Better rent an astronaut ‘space suit’ or listen up. Today you’ll learn how to reduce the itching so you won’t be complaining. No matter how much protective clothing you wear and how overly...

    • Posted February 22, 2014
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  • hot house
    Effective Ways to Combat Heat

    On hot days, does your house feel more like an oven than a home? Good news — a few simple upgrades will not only keep you from roasting, they won’t cook your pocket book either. One of...

    • Posted February 8, 2014
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    About Insulation

    The furnace is functioning, and yet you feel a chill down to your bones. There isn’t a window open in the house and the walls and ceilings are fully insulated. You can’t figure out where the cold...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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