Interior

Attic Insulation Results

December 19, 2014

I noticed a huge impact in comfort-levels after we installed insulation in our attic, but it was hard to quantify it with any meaningful data.  I finally had a telltale image of the impact: What you see here is my roof on the right with snow on it compared to my neighbors’ houses with all [...]

Fiber Cement Siding & Windows

October 7, 2014

This was the fourth year of replacing our siding and windows.  We’ve been redoing one side per year. The back and sides of our house were board and batten, but the front was masonite lap siding.  Lack of gutter maintenance, combined with not painting the masonite siding led to some Major wood rot.  I deemed [...]

Single Pane vs. Double Pane Windows

March 2, 2014

Today is one of our coldest winter days.  I took the opportunity to play with my new laser thermometer that I got for Christmas, and compared our old windows with the new ones.  We have 6 single-pane windows remaining on the front side of our house.  All of them have storm windows, and are from [...]