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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 01-15-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,794
Posted By AtticCare
right?

how would a diy know if it is done right? Do they own a blower door? Duct blaster? Thermal Camera? Do they have a copy of REMrate available to calculate savings? Do they spend every work day fixing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-07-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,442
Posted By AtticCare
I don't know about that

Insulated wall makes up less than 10% of the envelope in the avg. home. Voids in wall batting might make up 30% of that 10% at the most, making the total additional insulation you would be gaining...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,612
Posted By AtticCare
leave it, your garage shouldn't get to the...

leave it, your garage shouldn't get to the extreme temperatures, and this is the floor of a bedroom you are talking about right?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By AtticCare
Other problems with foam, besides that it is a...

Other problems with foam, besides that it is a vapor barrier, and those are a bad idea, is that when you go to side the house it will look like the local wave pool because the foam compresses when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,209
Posted By AtticCare
Good choice, people answering here without...

Good choice, people answering here without answers. YES they make fiberglass for wall fill, YES it has a SUPERIOR r-rating than batts, YES it is the best bang for your buck, good choice mayhem, hope...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 34,719
Posted By AtticCare
99% of the homes in this country with garages,...

99% of the homes in this country with garages, have shared attic space. There is NOTHING wrong with it being open. Also, since it is a garage, try your best to seal the door, seal any leaks you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 34,719
Posted By AtticCare
oh yeah, except that could make it worse using...

oh yeah, except that could make it worse using vapor barriers. Look up the DOE and see what they say about vapor barriers......THEY ARE BAD, NOT GOOD, BAD. Anybody still using them knows nothing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,442
Posted By AtticCare
That is why you should blow in your attic...

That is why you should blow in your attic insulation!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,766
Posted By AtticCare
neither of your types of installation are...

neither of your types of installation are recommended. Foil needs one side to have 1" minimum air gap to work, so your wall stuff isn't doing anything, and attic floor insulation collects dust bad,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,009
Posted By AtticCare
Don't even think about booster fans, what is...

Don't even think about booster fans, what is wrong with you wuzzat? Booster fans are a joke, they break, you don't know it, and they are a big plug in your duct. They consume energy but do not save...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,504
Posted By AtticCare
Why do people still bring up vapor barriers,...

Why do people still bring up vapor barriers, NOWHERE DOES THE DOE RECOMMEND VAPOR BARRIERS. And they have nothing to do with ice damming. Don't add a mechanical fan either, sounds like fixing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,794
Posted By AtticCare
A: I install insulation for a living and this is...

A: I install insulation for a living and this is sad, for what you paid in bags alone, you could have hired a contractor to install it for you for LESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You DIY people think you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By AtticCare
Don't worry about asbestos unless you are turning...

Don't worry about asbestos unless you are turning it into a dust. People are just WAY too worried about it. If your ceiling is sealed, it doesn't matter what is in your attic, just blow over it, that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-07-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By AtticCare
Last choice?

Your last choice? Why? Don't you know any smart builders? This is THEIR first choice, 85% of builders to be honest. I have been a lisenced energy auditor, builder, hvac technician and more, and I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,270
Posted By AtticCare
Thats Great

If you put a composite deck next to a redwood deck, 10 out of 10 people will tell you the wood looks, smells, feels better. Composite will most likely cost more, perform worse, you must sell it? ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,270
Posted By AtticCare
Dont use composite!

FirTrader put it well. Redwood looks beautiful, and if you dont mind it turning silver, you never have to treat it, ever. Composites, are like plastic noodles, they smell like plastic, they always...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-09-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,094
Posted By AtticCare
Its an old topic but i think that it needs to be...

Its an old topic but i think that it needs to be addressed that unless you aggitate the loose-fill fiberglass, it wont achieve its r-value. Also a comment on fiberglass not having good r-value?? Not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-26-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,130
Posted By AtticCare
old dog new tricks. the guy with the highest...

old dog new tricks. the guy with the highest bills in our neighborhood used that stuff......backfired, bad too for what you want to pay extra for the insulation, put that money into the efficiency...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 09-26-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,094
Posted By AtticCare
the feds recommend r49 for all but very southern...

the feds recommend r49 for all but very southern georgia and its still r38 there, you probably average 11-12inches which is just a around the new home requirements of r30, some retailers where you...
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