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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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Comparing Home Insulation Estimates: Why “Per Square Foot” Estimates Don’t Tell the Whole Story

by Insulation Geek | Nov 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Let’s be honest; we all tend to like simple solutions—even to complex problems. That’s particularly true when we’re dealing with something that isn’t in our realm of expertise. Albert Einstein (one of the greatest minds in history) caution that we should, “Make things as...
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Hot Ducts Running Against The Roof Are A Common Massachusetts Ice Dam Problem.

by Insulation Geek | Nov 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
If you live in a Massachusetts home and are serious about solving your ice dam problems, once and for all, this article is a must read.
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You’re Paying to Insulate Your Home—But What Kind of Value Are You Getting?

by Insulation Geek | Nov 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Whether you’re building a new home or replacing the insulation on your current Boston-area home, you’re paying to insulate your home—but what kind of value are you getting? If your only concern is getting the lowest price possible for insulation installation, you’re...
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5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Home Insulation Professional

by Insulation Geek | Nov 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Having insulation installed in your Boston-area home probably isn’t something you do every day. It’s not something most people want to try on their own. It’s important for the comfort, safety, and energy of your home, so you want to make sure it’s done properly—and that you...
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Why your AC ducts in the hot summer attic just can't cool your home enough in Massachusetts!

by Insulation Geek | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Imagine carrying a couple of soft serve cones on a hot summer day, from an ice cream truck to your kids waiting on a park bench some distance away. Would you walk under the hot sun or in the tree shade to keep your prized possession from melting away? This is a no-brainer...
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