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Air leaks in your home can come from a variety of locations. Around doors and windows are common air leak spots. You can add insulation if it missing to keep Old Man Winter outside and save energy.

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Tim Carter describes the SIP roof system on a timber-framed home. The cross section of the SIP panel is unbelievable in this video. You'll see the long screws used to hold the structural insulated panel in place.

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When it comes how to do insulation for a basement, there are several insulating options. Rigid foam insulation provides a good floor to ceiling insulation. Using fiberglass batts in conjunction with the spray foam and with a water vapor barrier, you will have a nice, dry, warm basement.

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If you are installing rigid foam insulation, be sure know your frost depth. Foam insulation panels applied to your foundation can insulate your basement. But if the form insulation doesn't go deep enough, the home foam insulation won't keep out the cold.

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Do-It-Yourself attic insulation is one way to save energy and money. Attic insulation is available in a variety of options - reflective attic insulation, foam attic insulation, radiant barrier insulation, loose fill attic insulation - to name a few. Check first to be sure you don’t have asbestos attic insulation.

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