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Insulation and Firestopping

November 24, 2020

Fire safety is one of the most important things for homeowners in Northern California to keep in mind, especially considering the severity of fire seasons in recent years. However, many homeowners aren’t sure what they can do to improve fire safety on their property. Thankfully, there are some simple steps for homeowners to take that can dramatically boost their fire safety over time. Keep reading to learn about keeping homes safer with insulation in Northern California. What does insulation have to do with fire? A lot of people don’t see the connection between insulation and fireproofing, but the reality is... View Article

How Often Should I Replace Attic Insulation?

November 6, 2020

The average person doesn’t spend a ton of time up in their attic, so it’s easy to forget everything that’s up there. However, the attic holds some of the most important insulation for your home. Attic insulation is crucial for both keeping your home comfortable throughout the year and ensuring that it’s energy efficient. Unfortunately, attic insulation doesn’t last forever. After about 15 years, homeowners should consider replacing attic insulation in Northern California. Some folks may need to replace their insulation sooner than that, though. Here are few signs that it’s time to replace your attic insulation: Higher energy bills:... View Article

The Ultimate Insulation Buying Guide for Home Builders

October 21, 2020

Experienced home builders know the importance of installing quality insulation throughout a newly-built house. Properly installed insulation can reduce energy costs for the homeowner and ensure comfort throughout the year. There are a ton of different insulation options for homes in Northern California, some of which are better than others. If you’re choosing which insulation is right for a new home, here are a few important things you should consider before buying. Maximize budget: In the insulation industry, the R-value is how a manufacturer measures how well a type of insulation reduces heat flow. The higher an insulation’s R-value, the... View Article

Do I Need to Insulate My Garage Door?

October 5, 2020

If it seems like your energy bills have been creeping up month by month, it might be time to insulate your garage door. Depending on the type of home and garage door you have, you could be leaking energy (in the form of cooled or heated air) straight out into the outdoors. As Californians, we are all familiar with the push to install more efficient appliances, doors and windows—and you can even get garage door with added insulation in Northern California. When you think about it, it makes sense: the more you’re able to control the indoor temperature throughout your... View Article

Signs of Poor Insulation

September 21, 2020

Have your energy bills gone dramatically up as the weather gets hotter—or colder? That’s a big sign that your home isn’t insulated properly, which forces your HVAC system to work overtime. If your parents ever told you to close the fridge because they weren’t planning on air conditioning the entire neighborhood, you know the general idea. Insulation is the best way to prevent heat transfer—the scientific phenomenon where hot air and cold air will meet and eventually even out. Don’t let heat transfer keep you from staying cool in the long, hot Northern California summers or the chilly winters. Keeping... View Article

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