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Vermiculite Insulation Removal Everything You Need To Know

Vermiculite Insulation Removal: Everything You Need To Know

What is Vermiculite Insulation? Vermiculite insulation is a type of home insulation used until the early 2000s, when it was discovered that the vermiculite insulation contained asbestos. Vermiculite insulation is made from vermiculite, a mineral that is mined from the earth. When vermiculite is heated, it expands and becomes lightweight and fluffy. This makes vermiculite …

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What is a Home Energy Audit? 3 Ways to Benefit

An energy audit generally consists of air leakage detection and identification, insulation evaluation, house heating system evaluation, water heating evaluation, appliance evaluation, computer and electronics evaluation, doors and windows, evaluation, lighting evaluation, personal habits, blower door test for CFM and ACH, and a summary report.

We focus on the customers concern, the reason for the call, so the general items listed on a typical audit may or may not take center stage during the audit. The homeowner relies on us to direct the conversation towards truth, fact based building science, and energy conservation.

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How To Prevent Ice Dams in 3 Impactful Ways

An Icicle is simply a measuring stick of heat loss from the attic. Ice dams form when snow melts on the top, warmer part of a roof, water flows down to the colder eave overhang, where it refreezes. As the ice accumulates, it forms a blockage that prevents additional snowmelt from flowing off the roof. It can be prevented by adding insulation, proper air sealing and ventilation of the attic.