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Exterior Remodeling

Heating an apartment is the single biggest energy expenditure during winter.  But while home owners can do things like purchase new energy efficient heating systems, renters don't have the same options to improve heat in a home they don't own.  Or do they? 

Renters can actually make several...

Rule Your Attic: How to Check if You Have Enough Insulation to Save Money and Energy This Winter

With winter on its way, now is the time to make sure you have enough insulation in your attic to keep you warm and cozy throughout the cold season, and help you save money on your energy bills.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that homeowners can save up to 10% on their...

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...

Garage Doors

Some of the easiest DIY projects can make a major difference for your home’s energy efficiency, and Owens Corning offers two options with its Attic Stair Insulator and Garage Door Insulation Kit. Simple to install, these solutions provide comprehensive insulation for areas susceptible to air...

Carpet

November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling. It’s a great reminder to incorporate more plastics recycling (and other materials) into your daily routine and to look for home building products made with recycled plastics, so your home...