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Importance of Thermal Insulation in Buildings

September 16, 2021

Northern California is prone to icy winters and long, hot summers. If your building lacks appropriate insulation, you could find yourself incredibly uncomfortable. Insulation blocks heat transfer, i.e., when hot air and cold air meet, the hot air will move into the cold air until the temperature evens out. When you don’t have good insulation, heat transfer occurs between indoor and outdoor air. You might notice excessively high energy bills and areas that never seem to warm up or cool down like the rest of the building. This demonstrates the importance of thermal insulation. Here’s why your building needs good... View Article

Are Vapor Barriers Necessary?

March 2, 2021

Vapor barriers are a type of plastic film designed to be impermeable so as to prevent moisture from seeping through. They’re frequently used as part of a building envelope in walls and ceilings, and can also be used underneath certain flooring installations. One of the most common questions Northern California residents have when remodeling a room or finishing off a basement concerns in which situations vapor barriers are needed after putting in the insulation. Not every wall requires a vapor barrier—keep in mind that it’s used to prevent water vapor from getting in through the protected surface. To determine whether... View Article

Benefits of Moisture Barriers and Where They’re Used

August 4, 2020

When you take the plunge and purchase your own home, you will quickly discover that, as rewarding as homeownership is, there are numerous threats that will do their best to undermine your investment. Pests try to crawl in through the attic. Appliances break down. Plumbing malfunctions. One issue that you may not be aware of, however, is the threat that moisture can pose to your home. While you’re worrying about other problems, moisture invades your home and causes a massive number of issues. Fortunately, there is a solution: moisture barriers. The practical benefits and uses for moisture barriers in Northern... View Article

Why Spray Foam and Fall Are an Ideal Pair

October 8, 2019

Fall has arrived, which means the weather is going to be getting progressively cooler over the next couple months, bringing with it more wind and rain. If you want to make sure you’re able to stay comfortable throughout the changing of the seasons, especially once winter arrives, then you should consider making some upgrades to the insulation in your home as needed. If you intend to upgrade your home’s insulation, then you can do no better than spray foam insulation. This is the best solution on the market to stop drafts and to create a more effective seal, keeping your... View Article

What Can I Do to Prepare My Home for Fall This Year?

September 24, 2019

We’ve officially reached fall, which means winter is going to be here before you know it. While we might not see quite as severe of weather in the wintertime as they do in the mountains or in the Midwest, cold weather will still definitely be hitting sooner or later, and it’s important to make sure your home is prepared to handle it. One of the best things you can do to your home to help you stay comfortable year-round is to ensure you have high-quality insulation lining all of your exterior walls and rafters. If you notice your energy bills... View Article

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