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Comparing the Pros and Cons of Cellulose and Fiberglass Insulation

Photo: photosbysabkapl / stock.adobe.com Reviewed by Ezra Lanaido, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.Written by HomeAdvisor. Cellulose and fiberglass are two popular types of residential insulation. When used in the right environment, both effectively reduce energy waste. Fiberglass is more affordable and inhibits mold growth. Cellulose is more costly per square foot but does not…

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Cheap Insulation Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Insulation Insulation helps your home feel comfortable, and saves you money on utilities. If you want to keep the cold winter winds out or heating caused by the sun, insulation will help protect you and your home from the elements. Insulating your house costs $0.64 to…

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Basement Insulation Tips

How to Avoid a Disaster with Basement Insulation

On This Page: Finding an Insulation Expert Ceiling vs. Wall Insulation Patching Insulation Tips Video Basements are notorious for being cold, dank areas that homeowners avoid as much as they possibly can. The heat from your home can quickly escape through the basement and its immediate connection to the ground. This connection leads not only…

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Attic insulation

Proper Attic Insulation: An Issue of Heating/Cooling Costs and Air Quality

Insulating systems are designed to control moisture, reduce the movement of heat, and ensure proper ventilation. Among the most important home insulators is in the attic. Whether you choose to add a barrier of foam, fiberglass, or a spray foam insulation, attic insulation will do wonders in helping control long term energy costs. The trick…

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Foil Insulation

Foil Insulation: Is it Right for Your Home?

The number of insulation options out there these days can be overwhelming. When shopping around, you will hear about materials such as fiberglass, polystyrene, and loose fill. Foil insulation is a layer that can be used in combination with any of these options, or on its own to help cut heating and cooling costs for…

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Attic insulation

Roof Insulation Captures Escaping Energy

When you turn on the furnace, your HVAC system is not the only thing keeping your house warm; proper insulation keeps this generated heat inside the home. Even though your walls, floors, and ceilings should all be equally padded, don’t forget that your roof is also responsible for maintaining temperature control. Like wearing a stocking…

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Attic insulation

Blown-In Insulation Pumps out Protection

All walls need some kind of insulation otherwise you’re risking a loss of heat and actual condensation and damage along the inside of the wall itself. By adding this barrier between your walls, you will be able to reduce drafting, dust build-up, noise pollution, and the temperature on your thermostat, creating savings on your utility…

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Attic insulation

Insulating an Attic

If you’re looking for your next home improvement project and want to do something sensible that has immediate returns on your investment, consider installing or upgrading your attic insulation. More than any other place in the home, quality insulation in the attic promises to give you the most benefits. Studies show that most homes will…

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sheet-foam

Sheet Foam

Sheet foam is found in many different varieties, and each has different properties that will make one more appropriate than another in a certain situation. In construction, sheet foam is widely used as a convenient and effective form of insulation. Those interested in using this material should make a point of researching what type will…

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A Crawl Space With Piers

Insulating a Crawl Space

If you look at the foundation of your home, you may find small openings just big enough to wriggle through. After investigation, you’ll discover an unfinished space between the ground slab and the first floor of your home, leaving small parts of your foundation walls exposed. This is a crawl space and it can be…

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