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90 percent of attics aren’t properly insulated. Where do you stand?

According to the Insulation Institute, 90 percent of attics in the United States are not properly insulated. That’s a staggering number. Attic insulation works to cut down heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. And if that doesn’t grab your attention, consider that having your attic under-insulated is costing you thousands of dollars in energy bills. Couto Construction can fix the problem. But how do you know if you have a problem? Consider these questions: Is your home uncomfortably hot or cold? If you answered yes, your attic is likely not sealed off from the living [...]

2020-04-27T14:14:45-05:00Categories: Attic Insulation, Blog|

Proper attic insulation can help cure a sick home

Would it surprise you to learn your home can make you sick? Well, it can. Everything from toxins to gases to pesticides contribute to what is known as sick house syndrome, and one of the biggest problems is hidden mold and mildew growth in your attic. It can affect your breathing and even your skin, and people with allergies, asthma and respiratory issues are particularly affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mold can cause nasal problems, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, and eye and skin irritation. For people with mold allergies, the reactions can be extremely [...]

2020-04-27T14:14:51-05:00Categories: Attic Insulation, Blog|