Energy Guardian Attic Access Cover

By Robert Robillard

Energy Guardian pull-down R-38 ladder Cover PS1-38-11A The attic entrance has been and commonly remains the most overlooked source of energy loss in many homes. ESS Energy Products is a family-owned and operated company whose founder and CEO is is an Army veteran who proudly served our country. ESS has a goal to provide cost-effective…

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Fiberglass Vs Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation

By Robert Robillard

Fiberglass Vs Closed Cell Spray Foam – Best Insulation? The debate always surrounds fiberglass vs closed cell spray foam insulation. There are many different types of thermal insulation and the performance characteristics of these materials vary greatly as well.  The most common types of insulation used in modern building practices consist of: Fiberglass batts Mineral wool…

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Basement Insulation – Best Practice To Avoid Mold

By Robert Robillard

Basement Insulation – Best Practices A basement remodel project is one of the most popular choices when choosing a home improvement project.  In fact, you can potentially achieve upward of 70% return on investment (ROI) when done correctly. The ability to expand your living space while staying within your home’s existing footprint can have huge…

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Rigid Insulation Board – Basement Insulation

By Robert Robillard

Basement Wall Insulation Using Rigid Foam Board Best practice for basement wall insulation [best insulating and vapor barrier system] is closed-cell foam, the second-best is using foam board, especially if you’re trying to save money. Using a rigid foam board creates a good vapor barrier along with an insulation layer that won’t promote mold growth. Rigid…

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Basement Wall Insulation – Closed Cell Spray Foam

By Jeff Deitz

Using Closed Cell Spray Foam to Insulate a Basement Wall Here at Concord Carpenter we strongly recommend using Closed Cell spray foam to insulate a below-grade basement wall. Conditioned basement space has a never-ending battle against moisture gain and heat loss.  Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (CCSPF), when installed properly by a trained professional, can…

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How To Use DAP Pro System 600 Spray Foam kit

By Robert Robillard

DIY Spray Foam With DAP System 600 Froth Pack If you only have a small area to insulate like a small addition, bathroom or a basement remodel hiring a spray foam contractor can be expensive and not a viable option. In these situations, I  purchase a spray foam froth pak, like the DAP Touch ‘n…

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Sealing And Insulating Rim Joists

By Robert Robillard

Sealing and Insulating Rim Joists – BEST PRACTICE Rim Joists [also called band joists] and sill plates are often an overlooked and under-insulated location in a house. The rim joist is a box-like cavity that the floor joists connect to and sits on the foundation sill and wall. Rim joists and sill plates, if not sealed, are…

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Mold In Attic

By Robert Robillard

The Underside of Roof is Wet – Frost In Attic Moldy, wet roof surfaces in the attic is not a good thing. There is a myriad of reasons for moisture buildup in the attic. Normal thinking would tell you that having enough airflow or ventilation would solve this problem. That is not the case for…

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