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Insulate your attic It is very well known that heat rises from the ground and in a house with an attic all the heat will head towards it. If you want to capture that heat and preventing it from escaping through the roof you will need to insulate that attic. If you decide to make this improvements to your house heating bills will get a lot smaller. Insulate wall cavities The space that ...
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Homeowners use floor heating system for the comfort they offer, instead of using vents or different heating devices. Your feet feel very nice in times of cold winter, still all this comfort comes with its problems. With all its efficiency in worming a room, the system may take a long while until it fully kicks in. this is not your choice if you are looking for a system that heats the floor ...
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Learn to soundproof an existing wall with another wall Part 2
Methods used for soundproofing a wall are very similar to methods for constructing a new wall but they are more efficient as the extra layers stop any unwanted sound. Sound transmission class is the scale that counts the wall’s soundproofing characteristics. STC value is often ranked to a 25 rating. If you will grow your walls value to a STC 60, screams and other noises will be still heard but ...
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The 3 known types of rigid foam board insulation are: polystyrene, polyisocyanurate and polyurethane, with a different purpose for each of them. First, insulating an attic with polystyrene involves deep heat and pressure to fit in shape. Being the most expensive, it is also the most durable and strong. Another type is bead board insulation. The bead expends and insulates the area. The last ...
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