Home Comfort Blog
We live in an era of multi-tasking, career-pivoting lives. When you’re self-employed, it’s harder and harder to make a living with just one specialty. Home improvement contractors are no exception. That said, you may find a contractor who has been installing traditional insulation for years, and has decided to diversify by adding foaming insulation to their list of services offered.
Here’s why a jack-of-all-trades contractor may not be the right person to install your spray foam insulation:
Now that spring has arrived on the calendar, it seems like the weather is starting to catch up as well. What does that mean for homeowners? It means looking at your home and its surroundings with a more critical eye than you did throughout the winter. After all, the sun is shining more brightly, the days are longer, and the snow has melted, exposing all of the areas possibly requiring your attention.
Things you can do around the house to get ready for Spring:
It’s safe to say that selling your home is not something that most people actually look forward to. Between the de-cluttering in order to stage your home, the constant cleaning, the criticisms of your decorating choices, and all of those strangers wandering through your home, you may find yourself asking, “Is this worth it?”
Living in an older home can come with all sorts of unique challenges. Energy efficiency is probably one of the biggest challenges of all. Depending on how old your home is, there can be multiple reasons it is using more energy – and potentially costing you more money – than a newly-built home might. Regardless of your home’s age, here are some of the typical ways in which an older home could be consuming more energy than is necessary:
If you’re not an architect or a home contractor, the phrase “sustainable design” may leave you scratching your head. What does it mean, and how does it relate to you, as a homeowner? According to the U.S. General Services Administration, “Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance.”
You may have heard the term “NetZero home” as you search for ways to reduce your home’s environmental footprint and increase energy efficiency. However, did you know that using Icynene spray foam insulation as your home’s primary insulation can be a step toward creating a NetZero home?