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Insulation Issues

Can there be “issues” installing attic insulation over contaminated materials, using product incorrectly, or blocking needed attic ventilation?

George,

Thank you for a great question – we appreciate the thought and research you have invested.

YES.

This article you attached about another person’s bad experience reminds us of why it is so important to deal with professionals like Ace and Sons Insulation – 800-500-4223.

If you speak with Bill Creed at Ace about these concerns you will discover that the people at Ace and Sons ..read more

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Adding Comfort to Your Home Through Insulation

What would it take to add insulation and make my home comfortable?

Jon,

Great question. After this summer’s intense heat and a lot of high bills for air conditioning, many homeowners are realizing proper insulation in the attic AND side-walls will make a difference!

A “typical” attic simply requiring an additional 10″ or so of insulation may run $1,200-1,500 for a good cellulose product. This does not include any potentially needed air sealing or vent reconfiguration or removal of old, potentially contaminated, insulation ..read more

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Resolving Mold in the Attic

Can I clean up mold in the attic?

Jim,

Thanks for the inquiry – we appreciate it.

The air above the insulation in the attic should be free to move from the vents at the lowest part of the attic through vents at the highest portion of the attic.

If moisture has wetted and compacted the insulation, it should be replaced.

If you see a little mold on the top surface of the drywall, but the drywall is otherwise solid, it could be lightly misted ..read more

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Two Areas of Expertise?

Can a great duct cleaning company also provide professionally installed attic insulation?

Karel,

Thank you for the inquiry and the trust – we appreciate both!

We rarely hear from a listener concerned about a price that is too low!

Amistee does great work – as you know. They are well trained and manage the business and service end of the business with great care.

What a lot of our listeners do not know about them is that they also install attic insulation. They have run ..read more

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Cold Home Addition – Need Insulation

I need a good insulation company for our family room addition – the room is always cold and we continually have to turn up our hot water heater.

Mary,

Thank you for the inquiry – we appreciate you.

You need a good insulation company that can help with the attic and the sidewalls. Do not be fooled in to thinking adding a lot of insulation to the attic alone will solve the problem of being cold in your addition. You need to think ..read more

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Minimizing Moisture in the Attic

Water is dripping in to my house from ice in the attic. 

Dave,

Thanks for a great question – a lot of people are dealing with this same issue.

Attics should be ventilated so that moisture coming from within the home can exhaust to the outside. Likewise, bath fans and other such devices should be exhausted directly to the outside and NOT into the attic. Even if the fan is not working, it allows a direct flow of moist, warm air from the ..read more

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Attic Insulation

Name: Pete

City: Dearborn

Question: Hello,

I have next to nothing in terms of attic insulation, the temperature changes are amazing, 10-15 degrees warmer in the summer to 10-15 cooler than the lower levels of my home.  I live in a standard

bungalow in Dearborn, I’ve had two estimates for attic insulation. Blown in insulation for $1200 which I lose all storage space and $2900 for foam insulation.  I cannot do the work myself, I’m way too tall to

fit and work in the attic ..read more

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