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vinyl windows are supposed to be insulated better but either insulated window will suffice

Insulation | Answered on Oct 07, 2018


if it is the weather stripping you are talking about -it can be replaced go to your local lumber company with a piece

Insulation | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


Try to scrape off as much as you can without damaging the shingles. If you have moss growing on your shingles, you have a debris (needles)/moisture/lack of sunlight. Diluted bleach with water in a spray canister is the cheapest way.

Flintkote... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


wall or pipe? -If walls -wall studs set at 16" wide apart x 8' tall would be 10.64 sf(example) each so times width of wall x height of wall.
--if a Pipe then--
4" PIPE 12.57 Circumference(in) 12.57 sq.in
5" PIPE 15.71 Circumference(in) 19.64 sq.in
6" PIPE 18.85 Circumference(in) 28.27 sq.in
8" PIPE 25.13 Circumference(in) 50.27 sq.in

Insulation | Answered on Oct 02, 2017


It seems to me that a reliable source would be this site from the Department of Energy. You just enter your zip code along with some other info and it provides recommendations for your building:
http://web.ornl.gov/~roofs/Zip/ZipHome.html

Insulation | Answered on Jan 14, 2017


4feet = 1.33333yards

Insulation | Answered on Apr 17, 2016


You are only tackling the problem from one direction - the attic floor. You can insulate this to say 6" lifting the floor on extensions to the rafters. Then you can insulate the inside of the roof. This can be done with Super Foil insulation - a combination of foils and insulation 17 layers altogether. This is clean and easy to fit, and will also make the attic very light efficient too.

Insulation | Answered on Mar 01, 2016


Another good place to see what insulation you would need is a company called Radia Source. They will send you free samples so you can find the right one for your home. You can visit them at http://www.radiasource.com/ and request that free sample and see what reflective insulation you would need for your home.

Insulation | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


Most likely wood siding as there probably bugs (ants) behind the wood. Spray the areas of the holes with a very strong scent spray...product of your choice...the spray would be a 2:1 deal as it should solve 2 problems at once.

Insulation | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Greenhouse foundations were most likely placed over non-native soils/ground. If you can, you could undermine (remove) the soils/ground below the foundation (footings). Try removing ground below foundation at door going to a depth of 5-6 feet depending where you live (check frost depth in your area) - remove all organics/top soil- going a least 5-6 feet beyond both sides of door openings (try not to remove more than a couple of feet in width at a time to the required depth to avoid any collapsing of the footings. This will only work if the footings have been poured on site in a continuous strip (below exterior walls) or if a slab-on-grade pad was put in place - not for any kind of blocks etc. Try not to loosen the ground too much at the bottom of the excavation, fill void to underside of footings with or batch your own. Try to get concrete product with a high slump (600 mm) - non-vibration/self-placing mix so it finds it's way in the void and underside of the foundations. As for the bent frame.

...Now, it could also just be a lack of support over the door opening due to load. Check and see if there is a proper lintel (header) above the door support by doubled jack studs. This fix would be a whole lot cheaper.

Good luck.

Insulation | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Have you read this article about ways to improve door and window insulation in houses? I found a lot of great ideas here:
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/4929532/list/Easy-Green--9-Low-Cost-Ways-to-Insulate-Windows-and-Doors

Insulation | Answered on Feb 25, 2015


It really depends on the type of building, but in general, open-cell spray foam make more sense economically. Don't kow how relevant it is to you, but it also allows timber to breathe. It's great as a suond barrier because they block twice as much sound as closed-cell spray foam. Oh, and they are also unlikely to harm electric wiring or plumbing parts because of their usually low exothermic temperature.
Hope I helped!

Insulation | Answered on Feb 24, 2015


Urea-formaldehyde foam, which is know to release poisonous gas. Avoid at all costs.

Insulation | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

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