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  1. Insulation
    Hello, What type of insulation do you recommend here? I've attached a picture but for some reason the builder never filled in this area. It is a small area and will seal once filled with brick to seal in area. Thanks!!!
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hey everyone. We recently purchased a 116 year old farmhouse and one of the things I need to do before winter is insulate the walls. There is no insulation in them right now. So I have an insulation contractor coming to blow cellulose inside the wall cavities. We determined going in from the...
  3. Insulation
    My attic has been invaded by squirrels, who have chewed through my cedar siding numerous times. They have left droppings and urine, posing a health (and fire?) risk I am told. I have a number of questions: First, what is the best way to keep these critters out of the attic? (I have removed...
  4. Insulation
    I am a DIY with some experience. Usually did repairs and building with my dad. He has passed away. I am on my own. I don’t want to spend time and money on this and not get and results. I need someone who has experience to give me advice or suggestions. Our electric bills have been $400 plus and...
  5. Insulation
    I have a double entry panel door with custom stained glass inserts (2 each). I'd like to reduce heat lose through the door panels and stained glass. A new door is not possible. Is there any reason why I should not install vinyl/PVC panels that would cover the stained glass and door panels? The...
  6. HVAC
    I live in a concrete condo and the front of our building stays very very hot. Other people in these units have replaced their ac units but it still is hot in the front of the bldg. :furious: I think if we insulate the front walls with some sort of spray foam...behind the drywall by drilling...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi I have a 1940's 1 1/2 storey house - ie sloped ceilings in the bedrooms. I'm pulling out some shabby old built-in closets to give us more floor space, and had to remove some of the sloped ceiling too. I want to do some upgrade of the insulation while I'm there. I now have removed the drywall...
  8. Building & Construction
    I have about 35 ' of exterior wall in my family room coverred with panelling, not big enough to make it practical to call a contractor for spray foam, but I want to remove the inside paneling, re-insulate and drywall at some point soon without diisturbing the adjacent walls. This wall is 2 x 4...
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