Insulation

Keep your home energy efficient and your money in your pocket with these home insulation tips and repairs.

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How To Use Expanding Foam at Your Cabin

Thinking about using expanding foam for pest control at your cabin? Learn all about spray foam and whether it's the right stuff for the job.

How to Choose the Right Skylight Shades for Your Home

Skylight shades cover your skylights in stylish and functional ways. Here's everything you need to know.


How to Cut Fiberglass Insulation Batts

Cutting batt insulation the easy way


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

Have you heard of the Earthship?

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How to Estimate Insulation Needs and Achieve R-Value Requirements

Achieve comfort and efficiency year-round with the right amount of insulation.


How to Insulate a Garage Door

If you have an attached garage with an uninsulated garage door, it's costing you money in both winter and summer.

Pros and Cons of the Most Commonly Used Types of Residential Insulation

There are a wide variety of insulation types used in the construction industry. Learn the pros and cons of each...


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Cellulose vs. Foam Insulation: What Are The Differences?

Cellulose and spray foam are popular residential insulation materials, so which one is right for you? Here's how they stack...


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Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


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34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...


14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...


3 Tips for Spray Foam Contractors

Check out these essential tips for spray foam technicians.


Here’s Why You Should Use Spray Foam over Fiberglass

Trying to choose an insulation method? After comparing the two, spray foam is clearly the better option. Here’s why you...

5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Spray Foam Gun

Consider your spray foam truck as a factory on wheels, and therefore, maintain it as you would any other industrial...


Spray Foam Insulation 

There is no better performing insulation than closed cell spray foam. Find out why.


Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


The Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Not sure which spray foam is the right fit? This should help!


Why Choose Mineral Wool Insulation?

Mineral wool has some real advantages over the alternatives. If you have an insulation job coming up, we strongly recommend...


Everything to Know About Spray Foam Insulation Kits

We dug up some great installation tips to help you spray safely and get the most bang for your precious...


This Spray Foam Will Fix Any of Your Concrete Problems

Renovations for concrete can cost what feels like a mini fortune. But this foam material can fix those concrete problems...


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.

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Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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How to Soundproof a Room

Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...


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5 Insulation Mistakes to Avoid

Insulation keeps your home the temperature you want — as long as it's installed correctly. Here are five common insulation...


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


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Never Do These Things With Spray Foam

We all love spray foam, but it shouldn't be used for everything! Here are seven things you shouldn't do with...


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free