Spray Foam Problems

The growing popularity of spray polyurethane foam insulation may be creating an emerging problem in some cases. While the majority of spray foam installations occur without incident, problems can be costly and difficult to repair, and have led to a string of lawsuits in the U.S. as homeowners attempt to recover costs. When installed incorrectly, spray […]

Check Before Entering

This pictures shows an attic with blown in insulation, (Cellulose), after a contractor entered the attic and accidentally stepped on a fire sprinkler.  The line snapped nearly in half and hundreds of gallons of water and anti-freeze, flooded the attic and the rooms below.  The water made it’s way down two floors and caused over […]

Window Tips

October may still be warm enough to have your windows open, but it’s already time begin thinking about the cold weather ahead. Early fall is a great time toinstall storm windows and reap the benefits of lower heating costs this winter. In colder climates, storm windows on single pane glass can reduce heat loss through […]

Ice Dam Prevention – Part 2

Insulating the Attic The attic floor should be airtight, have sufficient insulation, and keep the transfer of heat from the downstairs to the attic at a minimum. Even a well-insulated attic floor may have a number of openings that can permit warm air from below to seep up into the attic. For instance, these items […]

Insulation Tips

There’s a lot more to insulation then simply deciding which type may be the best for you.  Here’s some tips you should consider along your way: Consider factors such as your climate, home design, and budget when selecting insulation for your home. Use higher R-value insulation, such as spray foam, on exterior walls and in […]

Detecting Air Leaks – Part 2

BUILDING PRESSURIZATION TEST If you are having difficulty locating leaks, you may want to conduct a basic building pressurization test to increase infiltration through cracks and leaks, making them easier to detect: Turn off all combustion appliances such as gas burning furnaces and water heaters on a cool, very windy day. Shut all windows, exterior […]