QuickFix: Are your holiday trees and wreaths dropping a lot of needles? Sweep them up with a broom rather than using your vacuum cleaner. Pine needles can clog a vacuum. If you don’t know what to do with your wreath or tree after the holidays, often you can find a non-profit organization, like the Boy Scouts, that will remove your tree for a small donation.
Insulation: foam vs radiant barrier
Open-celled spray-in foam insulation is by far superior to a traditional radiant barrier which is a foil-like thing that you can either tack to the rafters or lay on the floor of your attic. Open-cell foam is also more expensive, but in my opinion an excellent investment. Radiant barrier works in conjunction with your blown-in insulation...Continue Reading