Cross ventilation – the combination of intake and exhaust vents helps your attic “breathe” by bringing in fresh external air in, and exhausting hot or moist air out. Attic ventilation is key to utility cost savings and extending the longevity of your roof, heating system, and air conditioning unit.  Without attic ventilation you can have […]

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Icicles and Ice Dams Over the past week here in Chicagoland, street after street you can see icicles hanging from homes – new homes, old homes, townhomes, and even commercial buildings are “decorated” with icicles. While considered beautiful by some, icicles may indicate trouble.  But not all icicles are problematic. This past week we have […]

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Attic Moisture and Attic Frost Why is there frost build up in my attic? Moisture is ever present, yet invisible in the air.  Added moisture is generated by daily activities like cooking and bathing.  In the winter here in the Midwest, additional moisture is often purposefully generated by a humidifier to prevent dry skin, sore […]

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Homeowners – when was the last time you inspected your attic? Contrary to popular belief, your attic is not just a place to store items that you don’t often use.  Rather,  it is an important component in keeping your home comfortable, energy efficient, and structurally sound.  A poor performing attic space can lead to high […]

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This is our first blog post.  We have launched this blog to keep our readers informed.  Our goal is to provide useful information that helps you reduce energy costs, protects your investment, while increasing the comfort and safety of your home or business. Over the weekend we upgrade our website.  We are finishing up some […]

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