Tag Archives: Construction and Maintenance

The Joy of Caulking

Caulk is a flexible material used to seal air leaks through cracks, gaps, or joints less than 1-quarter-inch wide between stationary building components and materials. For components that move — doors and operable windows, for example — weatherstripping is the … Continue reading

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Happy Fall – Now get to work: Insulating Garage Doors

  Well, it is officially Fall!  As we enjoy the reduced temperatures and the special holidays and traditions of this time of year; we know Old Man winter is on the way.  This is a time to prepare our homes … Continue reading

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Energy Saving, Fade Resistant, Exterior Paint

                (1000 hrs = 2-3 yrs) JouleFool was searching for an exterior paint with a high Solar Reflective Index when we stumbled upon Texcote: On a hot day, the sun can beat down … Continue reading

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Green Homes sell for $35K more than average home!

Green Homes sell for $35K more than the average home http://ow.ly/cu4GK

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Which Insulation system is better? Blown-In vs. Batting

To see the R-values for each zone, click here  Recommended insulation levels for retrofitting existing wood-framed buildings                               From http://www.askthebuilder.com: The thermal performance of fiberglass insulation is directly related to its ability to trap and maintain very small pockets of … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old House New Tricks – 1895 Home Retrofit

Before the audit: This two-story, 2,200–square-foot house on a raised foundation had a mixture of new and original features: wood siding; wood single- and double-paned windows; lathe and plaster walls as well as drywall; knob and tube wiring in the … Continue reading

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Insulate Your Garage Door and $$ Save $$

Insulate your garage door because: The garage is often the biggest non insulated area of the house. In the summer the garage door works as a huge radiator heating the house. In the winter your house loses heat through the … Continue reading

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