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10 Types of Insulation Materials Professional Home Insulation Companies Use

by Insulation Geek | Dec 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
If someone asked you to name different kinds of insulation used in homes today you might be able to come up with a couple. Maybe the image of the Pink Panther cartoon character pushing a roll of pink fiberglass material comes to mind. Or perhaps you think of someone who...
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Home Insulation: An Expense or An Investment?

by Insulation Geek | Dec 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
When you build or remodel a home in the Boston area, you’re doing more than simply making a purchase. You’re making an investment—very likely the largest single personal investment you’ll make. Your home, however, is more than just the four walls and the roof that surrounds...
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My water pipes are freezing. Where do I start?

by Insulation Geek | Dec 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
A common condo type in Boston neighborhoods like The Back Bay, Beacon Hill, The South End, The North End and even Southie is the below ground level unit. This is a front and/or rear unit that has a portion of the unit under the front steps. Water pipe freezes are common in...
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Why Insulating Your Massachusetts Home Isn’t a One-Step Process

by Insulation Geek | Dec 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Many of us feel that life is already complicated enough. That’s one reason the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) is so popular. It’s also why many people opt for simple solutions. The trouble is that not all problems can be solved with the same simple solution....
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One of the most overlooked causes of ice dams in Massachusetts homes (HINT: its not insulation!)

by Insulation Geek | Dec 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ice dams on the roof during the winter is a common Massachusetts problem, in older homes and newer homes. Its not uncommon for a Massachusetts Insulation contractor to get a call about ice dams in 1908 built home with sparse vintage horse hair insulation nor a 2008 built...
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