Lindus Construction’s COO, Andy Lindus, answers homeowner’s questions about their home’s insulation.
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Insulation With a Wood Foundation
Although not the most popular foundation material, wood can have several benefits. First is that wood is more forgiving than concrete when it comes to finishing work. This makes electrical and insulation installation easier. In our experience, wood foundations tend to have a less musty smell than conventional foundations.
Dealing With Drafty Homes
As fall sets in, drafty homes become more noticeable. If you’ve been thinking about meeting with a contractor to discuss this situation, there are a few items worth knowing. First and foremost, door knocking contractors that show up at your home unsolicited often perform poor quality work and engage in questionable business tactics.
Beware of a contractor that only suggests adding more insulation without mention of attic air sealing. In the majority of homes, both are needed in order to prevent ice dams. Diagnostics such as thermal imaging and blower door testing can help pinpoint where a home is losing energy.
While vaulted ceilings can be an aesthetically appealing architectural feature in story and a half homes, they can create the perfect environment for ice dams to form. Working with a contractor that understands the proper installation of a hot roof is your best opportunity to eradicate this issue for good/
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