How does retrofitting save you money?

At the beginning of a new year, it’s time to look at your finances and see whenever you can slim down a few areas of your budget. Is your energy bill astronomical? Turns out, you’re not out of luck. You can easily solve your money troubles pertaining to your heating bill by simply retrofitting your home. Here’s exactly how taking

Hey homeowners, here’s how to gear up for Minneapolis’ new energy initiative

As a new decade is ushered in, Minneapolis continues to fight to decrease its carbon footprint. This year, the city is requiring homeowners to be transparent about their home’s energy efficiency. This new push will require more reporting for homeowners to compile a home energy report for potential buyers. This is just one of the several initiatives that Minneapolis has

Why your foundation might be the culprit of your low energy grade

Low energy grades are must-fix in your home. Low energy grades often lead to higher energy bills and overall, a home that is often too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. The major culprits in low energy grade audits are the foundation and basement of your home. According to research conducted by the University of Minnesota,

Blower door testing: What is it and why it’s now required for new builds

Identifying where air leaks are inside your building is a bit of detective work. New on the insulation market scene is blower door testing, which has now become a mandatory test in Minnesota’s building code. Blower door testing has transformed energy audits on buildings, new and old, by pinpointing exact areas that are not airtight.   What is blower door

3 common myths about injection foam insulation

Injection foam insulation is one of the newer insulation methods that has hit the market. Due to homeowner’s unfamiliarity to the product, misconceptions and false doubts are often spread about the product. Many of these rumors are false. Learn the truth about injection foam insulation and discover what it fits your homeowner insulation needs.   Myth: RetroFoam insulation is too

3 telltale signs that you need to replace your home’s insulation

When it comes to maintaining your home, one of your highest priorities should be checking the condition of your house’s insulation. Insulation is one of the few materials that keeps your home safe from harsh weather and extensive home damage. Knowing whether it’s time to replace your insulation can be a tricky, but here are a few telltale signs whether

How to Increase Property Value with Insulation

When you’re making the decision to add insulation to your home, it’s usually because you notice that it’s unusually cold in your home during the winter or your electric bill is far too high because your furnace is working overtime to compensate for poor insulation and air leaks in your home. You’re probably not thinking about how adding insulation can

What’s in Your Walls?

You may recall a few months back that we did a “Do you know what’s in your walls?” blog that talked about some of the weird things people have found in their homes either when they were moving out, doing a little exploring, or renovating. It’s time to do another roundup of all the weird things people have found in