Blog Posts in 2016

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  • Drill & Fill Insulation Approach
    Drill & Fill Insulation Approach

    In this week's home performance minute, Bob Bird of Bird Family Insulation discusses how he insulated an enclosed porch with the drill and fill technique. Have more questions about how we'd best ...

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  • House Fan Shutter Heats the House in Summer, and Cools the House in Winter!
    House Fan Shutter Heats the House in Summer, and Cools the House in Winter!

    You may be able to see the temperature reading in this infrared scan of a whole-house fan shutter. It reads 93° on this July day, and I am standing in the hallway, not the attic! In our metro Atlanta ...

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  • Are You Trying to Cool Your Attic with Leaky Ducts
    Are You Trying to Cool Your Attic with Leaky Ducts

    If you are the average homeowner, with an average house, with an average heating and cooling system located in the attic, the answer (sadly) is probably YES. New homes or older homes, we see duct ...

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  • Infrared Picture Reveals Why Spray Foam Insulation In Attic Is Necessary
    Infrared Picture Reveals Why Spray Foam Insulation In Attic Is Necessary

    This infrared picture of a roofline reveals the extreme amount of heat passing through the roof into the attic. Of course, we all know our attics are like a 140 ° INFERNO during the summer; it doesn't ...

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  • Bird Family
    Bird Family "Shade Tree" Makeover!

    Everyone knows how refreshing it feels to sit under a big shade tree during the dog days of summer. For many Atlanta homeowners, having a well -laced shade tree casting its protective canopy over ...

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  • Airsealing attic & floor penetrations
    Airsealing attic & floor penetrations

    The necessity of sealing your attic, before adding fresh attic insulation: Would you re-paint your car, without first washing the dirt off of it? Would you buy a sleeping bag, knowing that the zipper ...

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