Attics, Basements, Garages

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Attics, Basements, Garages

Attics, basements, garages, crawl spaces, and porches can have a tremendous impact on whether your home is too hot, too cold, too damp—or too expensive to operate.

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Resources

Attic Venting, Attic Moisture and Ice Dams” (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

Five Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Your Garage

How to Insulate Your Attic” (Madison Gas and Electric Company, Madison, Wisconsin)

Insulating Unvented Attics with Spray Foam.” James Morshead, Journal of Light Construction, March 2007

U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

Discussion Forum

Crawl Spaces 1 Reply

If your house has a raised floor and no basement, the crawl space is the area between the floor framing and the ground below. This space can be either vented (the most common practice until recently)…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver. Last reply by Adam Gloss May 29, 2013.

Do Today/Do Later

Projects you can do today:Check for air leaks between surrounding spaces and conditioned spaces.Pay for a couple of hours of a building professional’s time to get a better sense of what your project…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

Basements

Being underground, basements tend to be damp. Whether or not you plan to convert your basement to a living space, it’s crucial to identify and resolve all moisture problems. Moisture can damage…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

Garages

If you don’t plan to convert your garage to living space, look carefully at the boundaries between house and attached garage, and between garage and outdoors. Good air sealing and insulation between…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

 

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