Understanding Radiant Barriers

Radiant barriers work by reflecting heat instead of absorbing, or slowing the flow of heat like other forms of insulation typically do. They are generally used in homes, usually in the attic, but can also be found in some other common applications such as a sun screen for the windshield in your car. How Do …

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Doing Your Own Energy Audit

It’s a good idea to do a simple walkthrough of your home to spot problem areas that might be costing you extra on your energy bill. While it is recommended that you hire a professional to do a more thorough examination, a simple do-it-yourself energy audit of your home can help you identify some easy …

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Preparing to Install Spray Foam

Possibly the most important step of installing spray foam insulation is the preparation phase. It is our priority to take steps to protect against overspray, and be sure to leave the site better than when we started. When you trust Evergreen Insulation with your spray foam insulation project in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, the preparation …

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Understanding Vapor Barriers

Vapor barriers, which are more precisely known as vapor diffusion retarders, or just vapor retarders, are essential to moisture control for any home. This material functions by slowing down or completely impeding the movement of water vapor through a material. While the common term vapor barrier is still widely used, the term vapor retarder is …

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