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Expert Advice: Insulation

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DIY Tip of the Day: Easy Way to Cut Insulation. Here’s a faster, cleaner way to cut fiberglass insulation. Use a hedge shears to slice through the insulation.Unlike a utility knife, the shears won’t spread loose tufts of insulation allover, and the best part is, you stay itch free. - Michael Horton The Family Handyman


17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation - Now’s the time to work on insulating your home before the temperatures dip down too low. Insulating gaps now is one of the best ways to ensure you’re not letting heat out or cold air in this winter. Your furnace will thank you and so will your wallet when the heating bill comes!

from The Family Handyman

Insulate Basement Rim Joists

How to Insulate Basement Rim Joists ~~ Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation. In just a couple of hours, you can seal and insulate your rim joists, which are major sources of heat loss in many homes. This project will help lower your heating costs and save you money. Insulating the rim joists is one of the best things you can do to make your home more energy efficient. And it’s easy, too, so anyone can do it.


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from Apartment Therapy

The Best Window Insulating Material For Older Windows

A few months ago when we started talking about winterizing your home, there weren't many snowflakes on the ground and we definitely hadn't seen any sub-zero temperatures yet. But the world has since turned cold and all winter long we've been keeping toasty with what we consider to be one of the best insulation products on the market. Forget that plastic sheeting stuff—this is where it's at!