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Month: April 2016

 

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Flash and Batt: Seattle’s Superheroes

By Chuck Henrichsen on April 27, 2016

It might not wear a flowing cape or spiffy tights, but the flash and batt method of home insulation is a real superhero. Its power combines two common insulation materials and transforms them into something that neither could be on its own: highly effective and budget-friendly. That’s a genuine foe to the arch-nemesis of heat

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Seven Things You Don’t Want in Your Attic

By Chuck Henrichsen on April 21, 2016

Your attic isn’t just an empty space above the living quarters. It’s part of your home’s structure that has a purpose. The rafters support the roof and distribute its weight to the framing members throughout the home. Joists support the ceiling and help distribute weight evenly so the house stands strong. But there’s a lot

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5 Reasons Your Home Needs a Vapor Barrier

By Chuck Henrichsen on April 19, 2016

What goes on inside your crawl space? It’s not just a vacant, or mostly vacant, area underneath the house. Some houses have HVAC ductwork down there, and some have wiring and plumbing. Some have none of those things, but the framework of the house is still exposed. Regardless of what’s under your floor, it’s susceptible

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What Lurks in Your Crawl Space That Can Hurt You

By Clean Crawls on December 6, 2017

The homeowner couldn’t continue to ignore the unpleasant musty smells that seemed to be emanating from beneath the floors in their home. Nor could they continue to deny hearing strange sounds that seemed to be coming from the same location. So they called in a professional to have a look at their crawl space. What

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Install Crawl Space Vapor Barriers Now

By Chuck Henrichsen on April 6, 2017

Crawl spaces below your home contain dirt floors which are generally damp. Water may easily access the space, and the added moisture increases the risk of mildew, mold, insects, rust, and rot in your home. Crawl space vapor barriers are a valuable addition to your home’s crawl space, but homeowners often don’t have them installed.

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Concerned About High Energy Bills? Get Air Duct Sealing Services for Your Home

By Chuck Henrichsen on March 7, 2017

Air ducts are a very important part of your house. Many homeowners are under the impression that duct maintenance starts and ends at cleaning. However, air ducts are far more complex and require sealing to remain an effective air passage system. Duct sealing is the process of restricting the gaps and cracks in your duct

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