Window effectiveness depends on………….

In previous blog posts we have talked about R-Values that measure how effective at blocking Heat Loss the exterior wall of your home.  The “R” in R-Value refers to the insulation’s Resistance to heat loss.  Therefore, the greater the resistance the better the insulation is performing and that translates to the higher the R-Value the better.  High Score wins.

Window replacement as an upgrade

Sorry I missed several days’ of Blog Posts, but we have been all over everywhere in the past few days; it started with a one day business trip up to Portland Maine and then a job site visit to Killington and here it is Wednesday.

So, back to winterizing your home for the winter; let’s take a good look at replacing the windows in your home as a method of conserving energy, reducing Heat Loss, saving money, and doing something right for the environment.

House Wrap Continued

Yesterday we talked about using House Wrap as a way of stopping the wind penetration along with preventing water from entering the exterior wall.  House Wrap which is known by a series of brand names is an amazing product that is used widely in quality built homes.  As you wander around you probably see it being used all the time.

Wrap up the house

Today we are going to take a short tangent to explain one of the most common techniques out there for stopping Cold Air Penetration.

It seems as though virtually every building that is built goes up and then the entire structure is wrapped with “House Wrap.”  Most of the time it appears as though the house all covered up with some sort of cloth – not quite!

How important is moisture and humidity and water?

For the past couple weeks we have been talking about Cold Air Penetration and Heat Loss

As your home closes up for the winter and the heat turns on the house starts to dry out; we have all noticed how doors seem to shrink, cracks open up, and things seem to fit more loosely.  That is because the humidity in the house is going down and “….and all the boards did shrink.”

So, what did you accomplish last weekend?

Today (Tuesday, 11/8) it is a spectacular day, it is 61 degrees, the sun is shining, and it is Election Day.  Oh…………….., at this time tomorrow the sun will rise, the sun will set, and life will go on without political campaigning.  See, there is something to look forward to.

So, last weekend, were you able to tackle any of our suggested ideas to winterize your home?  For example, did you –

Captain Obvious, should he visit your home?

For the past couple days we’ve been talking about fixing the Cold Air Penetration spots in your basement.  We’ve looked at the huge hole in the floor caused by the bathtub drain and then moved on to the “never used” basement floor drain.

We think that both of those ideas are worth point out since they typically are big sources of Cold Air.

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