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How Long Will My Insulation Last?

As a homeowner, you’re probably conditioned to expect that important components of your home are just plain going to fail at least once—and quite possibly multiple times—over the course of your “stay.” Hot water heater? Every 10 years. Furnace or central air...

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The Environmental Benefits of Insulation

Planet earth. It’s the only home we have. And for that reason (and others!), more and more people are considering the environmental impact of their choices before making decisions about what to do or buy. Bringing reusable canvas bags to the grocery store to cut down...

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The Future of Housing

Housing construction sure has changed a lot over the last, oh, say, hundred years! (Yes, we know the blog is titled the future of housing. Just hang with us for a minute or two here.) If you’ve ever been house hunting anywhere with both older and newer neighborhoods,...

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Buying a New Home? Don’t Forget About Insulation

  If you’ve bought a home recently—or even just spent some time on the hunt—you know the market is really getting crazy in West Michigan! Here’s another thing you might have noticed: information on your new home’s insulation isn’t always easy to come by. Most...

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Myths About Home Insulation and Summer Weather

If you’ve lived in Michigan for more than a year or two, you know the weather can be a little … we’ll say temperamental. But even by our standards, this “spring” has been insane. From snow storms to 80+ degrees within just a couple weeks of April? First winter would...

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Is Your Insulation Up to Code?

Insulation isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law—at least if you’re building a new home. Over the decades, builders and governments alike have come to understand the importance of effective building insulation in all climate zones. It’s not just about keeping people...

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Room-by-Room Insulation Needs

There are so many places heat can escape your home. Walls. Ceilings. Attics. Doors. Windows. Fireplaces. You get the idea. In order to get the best energy performance from your home, lower your monthly heating and cooling bills, and improve the comfort of your living...

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Preparing Your Home for Spring (and Beyond)

Spring is finally coming, in fits and starts. Sure, we still might get an arctic blast or two before the end of March—this is Michigan, after all—but the overall warming trend appears to be heading in the right direction. Now that the worst of winter is behind us,...

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