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Top Five Home Improvement Mistakes

Over the years, I've been asked hundreds of home improvement questions, and I’ve noticed that many are the result of the same mistakes. That’s understandable.  While home improvements can be both exciting and exhilarating, they’re not something you do every day.  Most projects travel down a...

Attics and Lofts
Dear Tom and Leslie: 

I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight...

Attic Ventilation

You might not know that your attic plays a huge part in keeping your heating bills down.  That's something that will be very important this winter as energy costs continue to rise.  Having enough insulation is huge.  In fact, it's the single most important thing you can do to cut energy costs...

Landscaping

As the summer season begins its slow fade into fall, it's time to start thinking about projects that can prep your house for the chillier weather ahead. Here's where to begin.

Weekend #1: Get the Garage Door Ready to Roll

Your garage can be a handy storage zone for tools, sports...

Energy Star

Adding extra attic insulation to your home is the single most important thing you can do in your home to cut down on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The Department of Energy advises 19 inches in fiberglass batt insulation or 22 inches of blown insulation in your attic. 

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The right insulation could make your break both your comfort level and your home's energy efficiency. For a superior type of insulation, consider stone wool insulation from Roxul. Stone wool is a product made from natural stone and recycled slag. The combination makes this insulation an...