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    Tips For Working In The Attic And Sealing Air Leaks

    Have a Plan in Place The key to any successful home improvement project is adequate planning. Gather all your tools and supplies before you begin to minimize trips in and out of the attic. Be sure that...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Winter Check List
    Show Notes: Decks, Taxes, Air Leaks and Odors

    Is you deck covered with snow above the handrails? Is your energy bill sky-high? Got air leaks? Don’t let the winter put off your home maintenance. James and Morris have winter help just for you.   Thank you...

    • Posted February 20, 2016
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    Stopping Little Critters From Getting In Your Home

    Q. We hear what we believe are squirrels pouncing on our roof and fear that they may get into our home. Any suggestions on how we might keep them out? A. This is the time of year...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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    Maintaining A Well Ventilated Attic

    How does the notion of lowering your utility bill, improving your home’s comfort, cutting down on moisture and mildew, preventing an ice dam and/or a roof leak and extending the life of your roof sound? Solving any...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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    All About Attic Ventilation!

    Recently, we wrote about ice dams on roof overhangs, how they are created and how to prevent them. Our discussion on prevention – or at least reduction — included improving attic ventilation and adding ceiling insulation to...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • Be a Fan of Checking Your Vents

    You turn on the bathroom fan and it “ventilates,” drawing out humid and stale air, but to where? It pays to do a ventilation check before your fan wrecks your attic or crawl space. Here’s why: While exhaust fans should...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Ventilation for Hot Sunny Days

    If your attic has passive ventilation, you might experience seasonal heat and dampness. Is your attic ventilation enough for summer? If not, temperatures could rise as high as 140 F. Even adequate passive ventilation gets overwhelmed on high heat super-sunny days....

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    Attic Vent Calculation

    Question My home has no eave vents, but it does have three gable vents (14 inches x 14 inches each). The roof is 5-in-12 pitch, has R-30 insulation and covers 1500 square feet. Could you tell me...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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    Structural Pest Control Operator

    Question We have a 2-1/2 story wood frame home in the country. This property is well kept, and there is no junk of any kind around the premises. It is clean inside and outside. However, WE CANNOT...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Attic Insulation and Infiltration Control

    Is it cold outside where you are? Is it cold inside where you are? Did you know the 35 percent of all heat lost occurs through holes? And you thought it was poor attic insulation. Actually, only 7...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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