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Diamond Certified Experts: Addressing the Attic

Posted on April 09, 2019 by James Florence

It’s no surprise that the attic is one of the most neglected areas of the home. Being out of sight, it’s understandably out of most homeowners’ minds. What may come as a surprise, however, is the extent to which conditions in the attic can impact a home’s comfort, energy efficiency and air quality. To gain further insight, we’ve asked five Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to talk about three important aspects of the attic: insulation, cleaning and ventilation. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Attic Cleaning

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Jennifer Chan

A professional attic cleaning can improve the air quality throughout your home. Photo: Atticare ©2019

Attics can be easy to ignore, but if you neglect yours for long periods of time, it can lead to negative consequences for your home and family. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about keeping attics and crawl spaces clean.

What are the benefits of attic cleaning?

The dust that fills your attic harbors allergens that seep into the main parts of your house. Cleaning your attic and/or crawl space will improve the air quality throughout your home. Read more

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House Calls: 5 Important Health Checkups for Your Home

Posted on September 20, 2018 by James Florence

If you think about it, there are a lot of similarities between your body and your home. For example, each contains a network of systems that allow the whole to function as needed. With a little imagination, you can draw parallels between your home’s plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems and your body’s circulatory, nervous, and respiratory systems. Read more

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Radiant Barriers: Are They Worthwhile?

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Will a radiant barrier benefit you? The answer depends on several factors.

Guest post by Paul Proctor of R E Roofing and Construction, Inc.

If you’re concerned about your home’s energy efficiency, you’ve probably heard about radiant barriers. But what do you actually know about them? Do they really work? And how should they be installed? In the following article, we’ll address these and other questions about radiant barriers. Read more

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How Cool is Your Roof?

Posted on July 12, 2018 by James Florence

Everybody wants to be cool, and in more ways than one. Besides sporting stylish clothes and a laid-back attitude, we all want to maintain a comfortable body temperature. However, just as it’s tough to look cool in outdated attire, it’s difficult to stay cool when you have an outdated roof, especially during summer. The question is, how cool is your roof? Read more

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Do You Really Need a New Roof?

Posted on October 03, 2017 by James Florence

With Joe Moore, owner of Joe Moore Painting & Roofing, a Diamond Certified company.

If you think you need a new roof on your home, you may be mistaken. According to Joe Moore, owner of Joe Moore Painting & Roofing in Windsor, there’s a good chance you don’t need one—not yet, at least. “The majority of customers who call us for a new roof don’t actually need one; they just need maintenance or repairs,” he explains. “I’d say 65 to 70 percent of the time, we’re able to give a homeowner three to five more years on their current roof with a simple repair.” Read more

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Diamond Certified Experts: Roof Replacement 101

Posted on May 03, 2016 by James Florence

A roof is considered one of the bare essentials of life—after all, how many times did your parents remind you to be thankful for “the roof over your head”? Unfortunately, in addition to being essential, roofs happen to be extremely expensive. That’s why, if you’re planning for a roof replacement, you’ll want to be proactive about making a wise investment. To help you do just that, we’ve created the following roof replacement guide, featuring helpful expertise from five Diamond Certified Expert Contributors.

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