Winter Blues? Insulate Your Attic!

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A big source of heat and energy loss for many homes is the attic. Proper ventilation, as well as the type and amount of insulation used, can have a big impact on how comfortable your home stays during the winter months. Insulating is something that will pay for itself many times over through reduced energy…

Eliminate Drafty Walls

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Worker injecting foam into home's walls.

The bitter cold is here in Michigan, which means energy costs are on the rise. When you don’t feel comfortable in your own home, due to cold walls, you turn up the thermostat. But this only treats the symptom, not the cause. Sure, your house might warm up a bit, but there’s still a massive…

7 Questions for your Insulation Contractor

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Attic Insulation

Hiring the best insulation installer can provide a huge relief to your budget, your comfort and your peace of mind. Why? Because insulation installation is complicated, but if done right, can provide you with years of increased energy efficiency, savings and better comfort in your home. Most contractors will say they install insulation, but it’s…

Preparing to Insulate Your Attic

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Attic insulation

Rather than giving a specific “how-to”, we’ll just lay out the fundamentals. From there, you can apply these concepts in a manner that makes the most sense for your specific home.

How Important Are Baffles in Your Attic?

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The Importance of Baffles

Well-insulated attics need airflow, as much as that might sound counterintuitive. Airflow for your attic comes from outside your home and pushed up underneath the roof and out of a vent. The baffle provides a space for that air to flow without being blocked by insulation. How common is this? It is one of the…

Why insulation still matters as it gets warmer

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why insulation matters when it is warm

Many people think about insulation as something that is associated with cold weather, reducing drafts and keeping your house warmer during the brutal Michigan winters. But, insulation plays a big role in protecting your home and improving your comfort in the warmer seasons as well – insulation is not just for the winter! In fact,…

Drafts: How to detect, prevent and manage

Energy Saving Tips, Fall/Winter, Insulation Advice Average read time: 3 minutes

Drafts make your home uncomfortable – you’ve felt the wind push through your windows or walls and felt a shiver dance up your spine. It’s uncomfortable and it costs you money. The EPA says that you can save 10% or more on your energy bills each year by properly sealing and insulating your home. But…

7 Reasons to Insulate Before Winter Strikes

Fall/Winter, Insulation Advice Average read time: 3 minutes
Don't wait until it is too late to insulate your home

It always catches us off-guard, but it shouldn’t. The harsh, cold weather is coming and there’s not a lot you can do about it besides save up your Netflix queue and make sure your snow shovel is nearby. There is one thing you can do to ensure your floors and walls stay toasty warm during…

What to Expect When you Choose Pro Grade Injection Foam

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foam insulation being installed

Do you have cold, drafty spots in your home? Are your energy costs too high? Making sure your home is well-insulated can drastically increase the comfort level in your home and save you money on your energy bills, all year-round. Pro Grade Injection Foam from Pro Home Improvement can seal your home up tighter than…

What El Niño Winter Means to Michigan

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US Winter Outlook from NOAA

You may have noticed this fall and winter have been a little bit more mild than in years past. Some have even managed to squeeze in a round of golf in late November! Did you know this is the result of a predictable weather cycle called El Niño? But what is El Niño and what…