home insulation

January 5, 2012

Types Of Insulation: Do You Know Which One’s Right For Your Project?

When you’re upgrading your home’s insulation, there are several factors you should consider, including the efficiency of the insulation you need. It’s also important to choose insulation suitable for the location you’ll be working on, as there are multiple types of insulation. Insulation is made from multiple types of materials, and has a variety of thicknesses and applications. Here are several types of insulation and where they work best: Unfinished walls, ceilings and floors If you’re tackling a new space […]
November 10, 2011

Solar: How To Select And Size The System That’s Right For Your Home

There are many factors to consider when selecting and sizing a solar heating system for your home. First, check to make sure that your city laws and homeowners association allow you to install solar. Local covenants may prevent installation altogether, or simply restrict the options for your design. Keep in mind that many people have successfully challenged these covenants. Most solar systems will provide between 40 and 80 percent of a home’s heating needs. Anything less than 40 percent will not be cost effective. Well-planned […]