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The Importance of New Home Air Sealing

The Importance of New Home Air Sealing

Every Florida resident is well versed in the rhythms of a Florida summer that include hot, humid days and daily thunderstorms. And in a home that’s inadequately air sealed, the subtropical climate and moisture-rich environment can wreak havoc on your home. During construction, many Florida homes aren’t adequately sealed to keep out moisture. As a...
Understanding Insulation: How It Reduces Heat Transfer in Your Home

Understanding Insulation: How It Reduces Heat Transfer in Your Home

Understanding the dynamics of heat transfer is crucial for ensuring your Tallahassee home is a comfortable and energy efficient place to live. In the world of building science, thermal insulation plays a pivotal role in controlling the flow of heat. Let’s dive into the fascinating realm of heat transfer and explore how insulation combats the...
Why It Is Important to Insulate Your Home in Tallahassee

Why It Is Important to Insulate Your Home in Tallahassee

As residents know, Tallahassee experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. Our city’s energy consumption is influenced by its cooling needs during summers and some heating in winters. City leaders continue to make strides in their efforts to promote renewable energy sources and efficiency in shaping the city’s energy landscape....
Cozy to Commodity: How Quality Insulation Boosts Your Home’s Value

Cozy to Commodity: How Quality Insulation Boosts Your Home’s Value

As a homeowner, your home’s value and investment are important to you. You strive to find ways to maintain your property so it will appreciate over time, providing you and your family financial security and future opportunities. Many homeowners are unaware that insulation increases home value. Often overlooked, insulation and home value go hand in...
Is Spray Foam a DIY Project? Why You Should Hire A Pro

Is Spray Foam a DIY Project? Why You Should Hire A Pro

As a Tallahassee homeowner, you want to enjoy a comfortable and energy-efficient home year-round. The key to attaining this goal is installing proper insulation. Spray foam insulation has gained immense popularity as a highly effective method of home insulation and you’re considering it for your home. But what’s the best choice for installation? You have...
Why Is Insulation Important?

Why Is Insulation Important?

Insulation helps maintain an ambient temperature in your home, can reduce noise transfer, and makes your home more energy efficient. Did you know that 60% of all air leakage is through the attic? Did you know that poor insulation and air leaks in your walls can results in a 15% heating/cooling loss through those exterior...
Finding the Right Spray Foam Installer

Finding the Right Spray Foam Installer

There are many companies who offer spray foam insulation installation in the Tallahassee area. So be sure to do your homework and choose your installer wisely. Spray foam insulation companies do not all offer the same quality of service. They may have different equipment, technology and training for their installers. Keep these tips in mind...
What Is Spray Foam and Why Do I Need it?

What Is Spray Foam and Why Do I Need it?

Spray foam insulation performs a dual purpose of insulating and air sealing in one application. The foam expands upon installation and completely fills an opening, including any cracks and crevices. Some of the benefits of spray foam are preventing air leakage including humid Florida air, providing a sound barrier, helping to deter mold growth, and...
What Is Batt Insulation?

What Is Batt Insulation?

Batt insulation, also known as “batt and roll” or “blanket” insulation, is usually made of flexible fiberglass. It is manufactured in various thicknesses, stored in rolls and precut into industry standard sheets to fit between joists and studs. Some batt insulation comes with paper or foil facing which in some areas can serve as a...
How to Install Attic Insulation

How to Install Attic Insulation

If you want to install insulation in your attic for a more comfortable living space and lower energy bills, here are some considerations. Two good choices for insulation material for your attic are loose-fill and batt (blanket) insulation. Both of these choices can be installed in an uninsulated attic or laid over existing material. Loose-fill...
How Thick Should Spray Foam Insulation Be?

How Thick Should Spray Foam Insulation Be?

Spray foam is a good option to air seal and insulate your home. It is important that it is installed properly and in the correct thickness. The required thickness is determined by the area of installation and what you are trying to achieve. If you think that more foam is better because the more foam...
Air Sealing for Asthma and Allergies

Air Sealing for Asthma and Allergies

Updated on Roughly 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions. Combined with those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the numbers are even higher. To improve their respiratory health many people head indoors for cleaner air. But inside air can often be as unhealthy as outside air, posing serious health risks for children,...
How to Get More Use Out of Your Bonus Room

How to Get More Use Out of Your Bonus Room

Many Florida homes have a bonus room over the garage. Oftentimes, bonus rooms are rarely used because the room is too hot. Why waste great square footage when proper insulation can help? The way to manage the temperature in a bonus room is to insulate the roofline and the floor (aka the garage ceiling) with...
How to Avoid Storm Scams

How to Avoid Storm Scams

It happens far too often when an area is hit by a severe storm—unscrupulous contractors come to town. Con artists often show up at a homeowner’s door after a disaster, offer an array of services and often require a hefty down payment. These fly-by-night operators set up temporary offices so they can move on quickly...
Smart Home Technology Benefits Your Home and Wallet

Smart Home Technology Benefits Your Home and Wallet

Smart home technology may be unfamiliar to you. Through apps or a centralized unit in your home, you can control many of your home’s systems. There are many benefits to using smart home technology such as managing home security, adjusting home lighting and turning off your appliances. One significant benefit of smart home technology is...
Five Summer Energy Tips

Five Summer Energy Tips

Have uncomfortable summer temperatures taken a toll on your energy bills? If summer heat has taken the fun out of your summer – and money out of your wallet – here are five things you can do to ease the pinch: Run Ceiling Fans. Keep your ceiling fans running to circulate conditioned air. This can...
Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation

Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation

Updated on Many Floridians consider insulation something people use up North where it’s cold, not in sunny Florida. Yet this frequently overlooked home improvement is the key to keeping you cool during the dog days of summer and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment year-round. Read on to learn the importance of insulation, especially attic insulation,...
How Spray Foam Helps Increase the Benefits of Air Sealing

How Spray Foam Helps Increase the Benefits of Air Sealing

The process of air sealing reduces the amount of air that transfers through your home. Air sealing is an important energy saving step that helps control energy costs, reduces drafts, helps keep out pests and allergens, and increases the overall air quality in your home. Air can leak through cracks and openings around a building...
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