Why Covering Your Attic Vents Is Crucial in The Winter

Why Covering Your Attic Vents Is Crucial in The Winter Why Covering Your Attic Vents Is Crucial in The Winter: Your roof ventilation can increase your energy efficiency during the summer. We discussed that earlier. What we didn’t mention was insulation, sun exposure, and shingle type are exponentially more important factors. If they determine the [...]

Insulate Your Crawl Spaces For A Cost-Effective Home Improvement Project

Insulate Your Crawl Spaces For A Cost-Effective Home Improvement Project Insulate Your Crawl Spaces For A Cost-Effective Home Improvement Project: Most people seem to shy away from the crawl spaces beneath the home because their dark, enclosed, and cobwebby nature is the stuff of childhood nightmares. However, because crawl spaces take up the layer between [...]

How To Test If An Unfinished Attic Is Safe

How To Test If An Unfinished Attic Is Safe How To Test If An Unfinished Attic Is Safe: With all the home renovation websites and television series out there, it's no wonder the DIY approach is the preferred method of choice. But some DIY projects, such as an unfinished attic, require a little more precaution [...]

How You Should Use Your Attic For Storage

How You Should Use Your Attic For Storage How You Should Use Your Attic For Storage: If your attic is already being used as a storage unit, we recommend verifying that these “must-haves” or “must-dos” are in place with input from a licensed professional. If you plan to store more than a few, lightweight, cursory [...]

Signs You Need Air Duct Repair

Signs You Need Air Duct Repair Signs You Need Air Duct Repair: We all glance at our ducts once a year when pulling out holiday stuff from the attic. The quick eyeball doesn't tell us much, though. "Yep, there are my ducts," you think. But, those sheet metal pipes can hide some horrific secrets. In [...]

How Rodent Proofing Your Garden Helps

How Rodent Proofing Your Garden Helps How Rodent Proofing Your Garden Helps: Your vegetable gardens, along with fruit and seed-bearing trees and flowers, serve as a one-stop grocery store and restaurant for rats and other rodent pests. Rats and mice love to feast on tender leaves and greens every bit as much as they love [...]

Household Pests That Dwell In The Home’s Insulation

Household Pests That Dwell In The Home’s Insulation Household Pests That Dwell In The Home’s Insulation can affect the quality of your air and your home. Termites Termites can cause extensive structural damage to your home. These pests feed on wood all hours of the day which means if you have an infestation, you are [...]

How Older Insulation Can Pose Health Concerns

How Older Insulation Can Pose Health Concerns How Older Insulation Can Pose Health Concerns: Old insulation is a leading cause of poor indoor air quality and decreased interior comfort. Your outdated insulation can also pose health concerns, especially for occupants with existing respiratory issues. Insulation is everywhere in your home, your attic, your crawl spaces, [...]

Attic Improvements For An Energy Efficient Home

Attic Improvements For An Energy Efficient Home Attic Improvements For An Energy Efficient Home: Well-designed roof and attic systems are essential when it comes to whole-home energy efficiency and comfort. If your attic doesn’t have adequate insulation or ventilation, if it’s leaky or topped by a dilapidated roof, it can be felt in the home. [...]

Harmful Molds That Could Be Hiding In Your Home

Harmful Molds That Could Be Hiding In Your Home Harmful Molds That Could Be Hiding In Your Home: All harmful molds and mildew are considered harmful as a result of the damage it does to your structure and furnishings, as well as the negative health impact that can occur by mold spores circulating through the [...]

What Is Blown-In Cellulose Insulation?

What Is Blown-In Cellulose Insulation? Blown-in cellulose insulation is quickly surpassing batt style or blown-in fiberglass insulation as the construction standard for homes and businesses. While fiberglass insulation is not nearly as toxic as other types of insulation, it cannot be considered eco-friendly either. The fiberglass particles are an irritant to the skin and can [...]

How Attic Insulation Provides Energy Savings Signs You Need Insulation

How Attic Insulation Provides Energy Savings Signs You Need Insulation How Attic Insulation Provides Energy Savings Signs You Need Insulation: Even before your audit, if you see these signs then you most likely need insulation in your attic. The first of these signs would be ice dams. Ice Dams Ice dams happen to homes that [...]

Getting Rid Of Pests In Your Attic

Getting Rid Of Pests In Your Attic Getting Rid Of Pests In Your Attic: You should take steps to get rid of whatever is living up in your attic and prevent the pests from coming back. You should also assess any damage that was done and get it fixed right away. Figure Out Exactly What [...]

How Much Insulation Does Your Attic Need?

How Much Insulation Does Your Attic Need? How Much Insulation Does Your Attic Need?: Even if your home is relatively newer, it’s incredible how quickly the insulation in the attic is disturbed or dismantled. Internet and cable technicians are notorious for penetrating, cutting away, or moving insulation to do their work – and failing to [...]

Why you should insulate your home

Why you should insulate your home Why you should insulate your home: The insulation heat loss of your home can lead to paying a higher bill than cutting down on it. So how do you keep your home warm in the winter seasons without emptying your wallet? The key is to invest in insulating your [...]

What You Shouldn’t Keep In Your Attic

What You Shouldn’t Keep In Your Attic What You Shouldn’t Keep In Your Attic: Anything that is considered flammable should be stored outside or in an area of the home where fire/smoke would be more quickly detected. The attic is usually a completely open space which means the fire has the ability to quickly spread [...]

How To Make The Most Of Your Attic Space

How To Make The Most Of Your Attic Space Why Your Home Has An Attic: Before moving anything out of or into the attic, the first step is to ensure it’s safe and energy-efficient. Next, schedule an inspection with licensed insulation or attic cleanup company to give your attic the once over. While there, we [...]

Why Your Home Has An Attic

Why Your Home Has An Attic Why Your Home Has An Attic: If you live in one of the Bay Area’s historic homes, odds are your roof is significantly pitched. This was more than just a design feature. It was also a way to improve water-shedding, especially in an era that preceded the innovative water-resistant [...]

How To Keep Your Attic Safe

How To Keep Your Attic Safe How to keep your attic safe: The attic and roofing systems work together to both protect your home from the elements as well as to support energy efficiency. If your roof springs a leak, your attic is typical “the first to know.” However, it can take weeks or even [...]

Types of Radiant Barriers

Types of Radiant Barriers Where vapor barriers work to mitigate the amount of moisture that makes its way into the home, causing interior moisture and humidity issues, radiant barriers protect your home from solar heat gain. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, your attic can reach temperatures of up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit if [...]

When Should You Insulate Your Home

When Should You Insulate Your Home When Should You Insulate Your Home? Your attic insulation provides year-round protection from heat gain and loss, especially during peak times of the year. If your attic was never installed in adequate quantities or quality from the start, older insulation has broken down and no longer works, or the [...]

Can You Have Both Insulation And Recessed Lighting?

Can You Have Both Insulation And Recessed Lighting? Can You Have Both Insulation And Recessed Lighting? Recessed lighting is touted for its ability to provide task, safety, and ambient lighting potential when installed with a dimmer. Because the recessed cans are installed in cylindrical canisters, they produce something called a chimney effect. Just as a [...]

Breathe Cleaner Air With Attic Cleaning & Ventilation

Breathe Cleaner Air With Attic Cleaning & Ventilation Breathe Cleaner Air With Attic Cleaning & Ventilation. An attic inspection can also help to locate sources of toxins that compromise indoor air quality. If necessary, we’ll remove old or dilapidated insulation, eliminate pest, mold, or mildew infestations, sanitize the entire attic space, and install new insulation. [...]

Why Attic Vents Should Be Covered In The Winter

Why Attic Vents Should Be Covered In The Winter Why Attic Vents Should Be Covered In The Winter. Attics help your house release excess heat during the summer months. The attic acts as an intermediate layer. It bars the heat of your sun-drenched roof from the rest of your home. The vents allow the super-heated [...]

Attic Renovation Ideas to Inspire You

Attic Renovation Ideas to Inspire You Attic Renovation Ideas to Inspire You. But, how exactly do you renovate an attic? Believe it or not, there are actually a lot of creative ways you can renovate this space. If you like the idea of converting your attic into a livable space but aren't sure where to [...]

Why Attic Insulation Is Essential For The Summer

Why Attic Insulation Is Essential For The Summer Why Attic Insulation Is Essential For The Summer. The roof absorbs a tremendous amount of heat from the sun - called solar heat gain. This heat transfers directly into your attic space, which then migrates into the living spaces. On a hot summer day, attic temperatures can [...]

What To Do Before Turning Your Attic Into a Room

What To Do Before Turning Your Attic Into a Room What To Do Before Turning Your Attic Into a Room. Turning your attic into a living area is a great idea, but you must take certain steps before following through with this. From ensuring you’re building the space to code and keeping yourself well within [...]

Why You Should Consider Installing a Moisture Barrier in Your Crawl Space

Why You Should Consider Installing a Moisture Barrier in Your Crawl Space Why You Should Consider Installing a Moisture Barrier in Your Crawl Space. Ever ventured into the dark recess under your home and found wet spots or creatures? If so, you know crawl space insulation is important. Never had that experience? Let's make sure [...]

What is a Vapor Barrier?

What is a vapor barrier? What is a vapor barrier, you may ask? Being close to the ocean and cooler climates means homes are vulnerable to moisture control issues. Poorly controlled moisture and indoor humidity levels lead to problems, ranging from condensation on the windows to structural rot and mold infestations. Vapor barriers work in [...]

How to make your home more efficient

How to make your home more efficient How to make your home more efficient. Well-designed roof and attic systems are essential when it comes to whole-home energy efficiency and comfort. If your attic doesn’t have adequate insulation or ventilation, if it’s leaky or topped by a dilapidated roof, it can be felt in the home. [...]

How to Rodent-Proof Your Attic

How to Rodent-Proof Your Attic How to rodent-proof your attic you may ask. The attic is a great feature in a home and one that is often overlooked when it comes to maintenance. If you mainly use your attic to store boxes of clothing, toys, and personal items, it is the perfect place for critters [...]

What is Rodent Proofing?

What is Rodent Proofing? Homeowners face all types of problems when it comes to maintaining their property. Small rodents like rats and mice carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. They may look cute with their little tiny ears and long tail, but the destruction they do is anything but cute. They get inside [...]

Can you Save Money By Insulating Your Home?

Can you Save Money By Insulating Your Home? As winter brings in the colder temperatures, it’s tempting to turn up your thermostat to take the chill off quickly. If you live in an area that has cold winters or even just periodic cold temperatures, a well-insulated home will help you stay warm and cozy.  Every [...]