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Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.

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Using Multiple Forms Of Insulation To Weatherproof Your Home

by Kent George

If you've been seeing fluctuating energy bills all winter long, chances are they will continue throughout the summer—especially if you have central air conditioning. One of the main culprits of high energy bills is often lack of insulation. Weatherproofing your home means making sure you seal up cracks where air can escape and also come in. Caulking your windows and sealing gaps around your door with foam tape can block unwanted airflow. In addition, here are some types of  insulation that can also help keep your home as airtight as possible.

Spray Foam Insulation

Even if you have other types of insulation currently installed in your home, spray foam insulation can help boost your home's overall insulating factor. Spray foam insulation is also referred to as spray polyurethane foam insulation or SPF. SPF is a pressure sprayed liquid that quickly expands once it hits the air. Because of its versatility, it can fit into small cavities and crevices where traditional insulation cannot. SPF insulation has a high R-value—meaning it creates an effective air barrier to help keep air from flowing in and out of your home.  A professional contractor can come and spray the foam insulation into:

  • Gaps around the chimney and roofing vents
  • Attic crawl spaces and corners
  • Around your door and window frames
  • Inside the walls of your home between other forms of insulation

If you currently have no insulation in your home, Bios Environments will spray the foam in larger areas, such as attic ceilings or crawlspaces. This creates an added barrier against the elements to help keep your home energy efficient.

Cellulose

Cellulose insulation is a loose filling type of insulation that is typically blown into the walls of your home. It allows you to easily fill up empty spaces between your home's drywall and its structure or frame. This method is typically done professionally. A hopper, filled with the loose insulation materials, is blown into the spaces behind your home's siding.

Fiberglass Rolls

Rolls of fiberglass insulation provide a protective barrier within flat surfaces in your home. Fiberglass insulation is also referred to as batt, roll or blanket. It allows for a fast and easy way to insulate a home quickly without a lot of added mess and cleanup. Most rolled insulation fits within the walls of your home as well as the floors and ceilings. These rolls can be used with any other type of insulation to help provide additional warmth within your interior space.

Foam Boards

If you're in the process of building your home, foam insulated boards may be an option for you. These boards come in various sizes, much like drywall, but can be cut to your exact specifications. They can be placed within your home's basement or foundation to provide an additional layer of protection against cold air saturation.

Using more than one method of insulation can help you save money on your utility bills throughout the entire year. 

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