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Batt vs Blown-In Attic Insulation

  If you’re thinking of adding insulation to your attic, you may be wondering what the differences are between adding Batt (rolled) or Blown-In (loose fill) Insulation.  First off, Blown-In Insulation is simply Batt insulation that has been cut into small pieces. Whether it is fiberglass or cellulose, the manufacturing process is still the same. …
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Attic Insulation Helps Beat The Summer Heat

A lot of people think of insulation more as a way to keep their homes warm than to keep them cool.  Sometimes they do not realize that insulation is helpful not only for wintertime cold, but also for summertime heat. During summer, insulation in the attic helps to prevent heat from the outside from penetrating into your…
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Installing an Attic Fan Will Make Your Home More Comfortable

When your attic is too hot, it can be a real challenge to keep your home cool.  Attics get hot because the sun heats up the roof shingles and then your attic can reach temperatures 55° - 60°F hotter than the outside temperature.  On a hot Chicago day this can mean your attic temperature could…
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Has a Raccoon or Squirrel Damaged your Attic Insulation?

  Raccoons or squirrels can get into your attic and take up residency.  They may have a litter of babies and use your attic as their bathroom leaving urine and feces behind.  Besides carrying diseases, this can cause an odor.   Most insurance companies will cover damage done by raccoons, but usually not by squirrels.  We…
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