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How To Insulate A Pole Barn

How To Insulate A Pole Barn

Published on: Jul 23 2013 by Austin Dopp - Comments Off on How To Insulate A Pole Barn
Benefits of Adding Pole Barn Insulation The most common complaints from customers who own metal sided pole barns are: Excessive heat and condensation. Reflective...
A Thirsty fisherman’s Guide to Making Your Own DIY Cooler

A Thirsty fisherman’s Guide to Making Your Own DIY Cooler

Published on: Jul 01 2013 by Austin Dopp - Comments Off on A Thirsty fisherman’s Guide to Making Your Own DIY Cooler
This thirsty fisherman got a huge response from my post on DIY coolers so I decided to write a follow up article showing all of you how I made my cooler. It’s...
EcoFoil For Tiny House Construction

EcoFoil For Tiny House Construction

Published on: Jun 27 2013 by Austin Dopp - Comments Off on EcoFoil For Tiny House Construction
In May Andrew Odom wrote a guest post for us about why he chose to use EcoFoil for his tiny house.  Andrew found EcoFoil for tiny house construction to be a sustainable...
How To Install Radiant Barrier Under a Metal Roof in 3 Easy Steps

How To Install Radiant Barrier Under a Metal Roof in 3 Easy Steps

Published on: Jun 26 2013 by Austin Dopp - Comments Off on How To Install Radiant Barrier Under a Metal Roof in 3 Easy Steps
In this week’s post I want to show how easy it is to add a radiant barrier when installing a metal roof on your home. Metal roofs are becoming more popular these...
How To Insulate a Garage Door in 4 Simple Steps.

How To Insulate a Garage Door in 4 Simple Steps.

Published on: Jun 13 2013 by - Comments Off on How To Insulate a Garage Door in 4 Simple Steps.
If you were insulating a new garage you wouldn’t just leave one wall un-insulated, so why wouldn’t you insulate the door? The doors of a garage make...
How Do Radiant Barriers Work? It’s All About Air

How Do Radiant Barriers Work? It’s All About Air

Published on: Jun 06 2013 by - Comments Off on How Do Radiant Barriers Work? It’s All About Air
Photo Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org Radiant heat travels through air, therefore in order for a radiant barrier to be effective you need to have air space on...
How to Install a Radiant Barrier in Your Attic

How to Install a Radiant Barrier in Your Attic

Published on: May 30 2013 by - Comments Off on How to Install a Radiant Barrier in Your Attic
  There are two basic methods for installing attic radiant barrier: one for protecting your home from the heat outside, and the other for keeping the heat inside...
Reflective Insulation: Keeping Your Horses Hydrated

Reflective Insulation: Keeping Your Horses Hydrated

Published on: May 23 2013 by Austin Dopp - Comments Off on Reflective Insulation: Keeping Your Horses Hydrated
Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org Having a constant source of clean water is essential to the health on your animals, and anyone living in the cooler regions...
In Action: Crawl Space Foil Insulation from CrawlSpaces.com

In Action: Crawl Space Foil Insulation from CrawlSpaces.com

Published on: May 16 2013 by Austin Dopp - Comments Off on In Action: Crawl Space Foil Insulation from CrawlSpaces.com
Many practices in the construction industry have changed throughout the years and one in particular is that of how to deal with crawlspaces. Many problems lurk...
Joist Panning for Return Air Ducts

Joist Panning for Return Air Ducts

Published on: May 02 2013 by - Comments Off on Joist Panning for Return Air Ducts
So you have decided to save some money and install the duct work for your HVAC system on your own and you have chosen to use the joist panning method for your cold...