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Home Fire Repair and Remodel

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The following photos are images from the job site, highlighting areas that the prior weatherization crews missed -when they were insulating this building.  
The missing insulation in critical areas causes greater energy needs - adding to the carbon footprint of this home.

The Hemp Insulation Solutions to Thermal Bridging

Fire repair, gut rehab- property was one of the most insulated buildings I've worked on in StLouis (that wasn't mine). The prior so called "energy experts" who installed all the insulation, missed insulting the spots most needed. In this home's lower floor is where a garage and storage rooms are located. There are two giant heat traps one of which extends thru the home to the roof area- the chimney & The other heat sink is the metal post and beam system that supports the second floor;floor. Heat and cold transfer thru denser materials faster and more efficiently that a porous substance. All the second floor boards are supported by this heat s…

Spray Insulating Foam Deal of the Week

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If you have ever wanted to super insulate your home or business against the cold and heat and protect the bank account from the rising costs of our Electricity Rates - Ameren UE and New Gas Rate Hikes - Laclede Gas.  The following offer I received from a couple of my Spray Insulation Dealers is just what your Bank Account needs.



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Fire Proof-Air Tight-Electrical Junction Box Cover

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Air Sealing a Ceiling Electrical Junction BoxOCTOBER 28, 2011BY  Service CAD Design-Weatherize-Insulate-Fire Block-Electrical Junction Box
CAD Diagram explains how to Build and Air Tight Electrical Junction Box located in most Attics Sealing Air LeaksWarm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter and can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal, and weatherstrip all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside.


You can save on your heating and cooling bill by reducing the air leaks in your home.
Fire Proof /Air Tight Electrical Junction Box Cover used in Attics Hint: Use Fire Rated: 5/8″Fire Rated Drywall or Sheetrock with Fire Proof Caulking to Create the Air Tight Seal Tips for Sealing Air Leaks re-posted from:http://www.energysavers.gov/tips/insulation_sealing.cfm

Poll: How can I help you save money on your Winter Time Heating Bills?

Click Here to take the Poll: How can I help you save money on your Winter Time Heating Bills? you will be redirected to the Sister Site at Word Press


Weatherization doesn't cost it Saves! -

Rule of Thumb:For Every $1 Spent on Weatherization- You will Save $2-$3 on your Home's Energy Bills



Example: By adding the suggested Inches of Insulation you will save 10-30% amount on the Energy needed to heat your Home = Lower Heating Bills and Greater Comfort Levels for you and your family

CAD Drawing-Insulation -St Louis Brick Home-Examples

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How insulation Saves Money- How Insulation Works-Typical-St Louis Brick Home used in Examples




Why Insulate Your House?
Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Insulation:
saves money and our nation's limited energy resourcesmakes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, andmakes walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use.
Once the energy savings have paid for the installation cost, energy conserved is money saved -saving energy will be even more important as utility rates go up.
This fact sheet will help you to unders…

How to Stop Energy Loss or Gain in a Building

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How to Stop Energy Loss or Gain in a Building ~ St Louis Renewable Energy









How to Prevent Heat Loss with 4 Examples-Diagrams-Drawings for your Building ProjectsIn recent conversations with customers and peers about Reducing Energy Loss in Buildings / Structures and how heat and cold are transferred into a Building via Conduction. I explained and made reference to using a Metal Cooking Utensil to stir a pot of chilli.If the utensil is left in the pot of chilli for any length of time. The heat will eventually transfer heat up the utensil handle and will usually burn your hand or fingers. Heat and Cold enter a Building in the same way; unless, there is some form of Insulation or Thermal Break to prevent the conduction of energy.Cooking utensil manufactures solve this issue by adding handles made of Wood, Plastic, etc. The Building and Remodeling Industry combats this energy loss/gain in various ways. Here a few examples, diagrams, and drawings that show how this loss or gain is minimized…

Scotts Contracting, Updated Training Certificate-Master Insulation Certificate

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Home Repair and Green Building Services-Scotty, Scott's Contracting GREEN BUILDER, St Louis 'Renewable Energy' Missouri- Find Us at: http://stlouisrenewableenergy.blogspot.com/, http://www.stlouisrenewableenergy.com,
scottscontracting.wordpress.com;
contact scottscontracting@gmail.com for additional information or to Schedule a 'Green Site Evaluation'--