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  1. Insulation
    Hi I been reading about foil and bubble foil? yet after much research and about to do that or cardboard and foil and bubble foil etc etc ... i read that it can cause window to crack by excessive heat so that is not an option, replace windows is not option ... thus what is cheapest and best ways...
  2. Insulation
    Hello, I have a cape cod style house in Richmond Va. with essentially 1/2 sqft. on the 2nd floor than that of the first floor. The north side 8ft. knee wall/ attic space is accessible but the south is not. I am getting a new heat pump & air handler installed soon. While investigating the...
  3. Insulation
    I just read that for a radiant barrier to be effective, 80% of the surface area must be covered. My house is in climate zone 5A. I have an original finished attic room that I am just beginning to insulate properly. The house was built in 1950. For the past six decades this house has leaked...
  4. HVAC
    I did search and read on this forum that Metal duct is better than flex foil, but I am confused why my local professionals(through servicemagic) are recommending flexfoil instead of metal ducts. We recently bought a house built in 1983 and the duct work in attic seems to be falling apart, I had...
  5. Remodeling
    The joists between my upstairs and downstrairs bathrooms are an unusual size (19" apart and 10" deep) and were previously insulated with foil faced insulation (see attached image). I had to pull the old insulation (mold resulting from a leak upstairs), and am a bit puzzled what to replace it...
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