attic insulation

Insulation in your attic can determine your comfort in your living room

Insulation in your attic can determine your comfort in your living room It is important to have the right amount of insulation in your attic. The minimum amount of insulation you should have in your attic ranges from 8 – 12″ depending on your insulation type. Spray...
attic insulation

Get an energy-audit to verify your house does not have uninvited guests

Get an energy-audit to verify your house does not have uninvited guests I headed out to do an energy-audit at Massanutten yesterday. The home was clearly well maintained. It was 30+ years old, was not showing signs of neglect, and the heat was ON. It was very warm inside just...
harrisonburg spray foam

How much insulation should you have in your attic?

How much insulation should you have in your attic? There are three main types of attic insulation, fiberglass, cellulose, and foam. In new construction we almost always specify open-cell spray foam insulation. It creates an air-tight envelope for the top of your home. So how much...

My attic is killing my monthly electric bills – what problems do you see?

In a mixed humid climate (Central Virginia) the attic is probably the most important element when trying to achieve a healthy, energy-efficient, and durable solution. There are a lot of problems in this one – what do you see? I will post my thoughts tomorrow.