Category Archives: Insulation

Blown Attic Insulation vs Batt Insulation

Both Blown Insulation and Batt Insulation have pro’s and con’s to them.  Are you going to do the install yourself or are you going to hire a professional?  If you are planning on doing it yourself, Blown Insulation is the easiest way to go.  You can rent the blowing machine from your local hardware store,…

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Floor insulation under the house

Adding Floor Insulation to the underside of your home can help lessen cold air drafts and increase the energy efficiency of your home.   Many of Rhino Design Builds clients that we remodel homes for in the San Antonio area ask about the benefits of floor insulation.  The gains provided by floor insulation aren’t as large…

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Common Air Leaks in Homes

This illustration shows how common air leaks are caused in a home and where they occur.  You can help stop air leaks around windows and doors with silicone caulking.  Check the exterior for cracked or missing caulking.  Remove the old caulking as best you can and then come back with a new bead. If you…

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Radiant Barrier

Radiant Barrier is material that is installed in attics to reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss. This reduces building heating and cooling energy usage, saving money on monthly energy bills.  The potential benefit of attic radiant barrier is primarily in reducing air-conditioning cooling loads in warm or hot climates.like we have here in…

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How do i know if I have enough insulation in my attic?

A quick and easy way to see if you need more Attic Insulation is to look across your attic. If your insulation is level with or below the joists, you probably need to add more insulation(but remember to seal the air leaks before you insulate). If you don’t know what a joist is, get a…

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Save money on heating costs this winter

The following information is recommended by Rhino Design Build for San Antonio and surrounding areas. * Do an energy audit of your house, identifying areas where heated air is leaking out. Check around doors, windows, fireplaces, and other areas that may feel drafty. Caulk around doors and windows, weather stripping, door sweeps, plastic, and other…

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