Signs of Over-Insulation in Your Home and Tips for Finding the Right Balance

Houses in regions that experience four seasons or experience extreme temperatures need some form of insulation. Wall and roof insulation make up the building envelope that prevents heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Now, electricity prices in Kansas City might be 8% less than the national average (a little over 10¢/kWh). Still, … Continue reading Signs of Over-Insulation in Your Home and Tips for Finding the Right Balance

The Challenges in Building a Stylish Attic Bathroom

An attic provides fantastic opportunities for home expansion. In fact, a growing number of homeowners are converting unused loft space into beautiful bathrooms. While an attic is certainly is not the easiest area to design and renovate due to its unique shape and location, a well-built attic bathroom will pay off in the end. Apart … Continue reading The Challenges in Building a Stylish Attic Bathroom

Steps to Turning Your Unused Attic Into Your Dream Library

If you’re looking to optimize your current space, transform your unused attic into a dream home library. Give yourself and your family a reader’s retreat, a place perfect for learning and relaxation. We’ll break down the features and the steps to converting your attic into a library: The attic should be building code compliant When … Continue reading Steps to Turning Your Unused Attic Into Your Dream Library

Get the Most Out of Your Insulation by Air-Sealing Your Home

Air leakage happens when outside air enters your house through openings and cracks. These drafts replace the conditioned air in your home, affecting the indoor environment you try to control with your heating and cooling systems. But there are also less obvious spaces that let air in and out of your home. These gaps can … Continue reading Get the Most Out of Your Insulation by Air-Sealing Your Home

Beyond Insulation: Ensuring Proper Ventilation in Your Attic

If you live in an old home, it will likely have insulation but lack ventilation in its attic. Placing insulation in your attic is important; it helps to regulate the temperature by making your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. But your attic also needs proper ventilation. A+ Insulation explains why ventilation for your … Continue reading Beyond Insulation: Ensuring Proper Ventilation in Your Attic

A Whole New World Beneath Your Feet: Basement Conversion Ideas

Are you looking to build another living space or entertainment hub to your home but don’t know where to build it? The answer could be right under your nose. A basement conversion is one of the best ways to add space to your home if you no longer have room to extend above ground. Since … Continue reading A Whole New World Beneath Your Feet: Basement Conversion Ideas

Structural Damage to Attics and Other Problems Rodents Cause

If there’s one room in the house most homeowners give little thought to, it’s probably the attic. When it’s too small to use as a bedroom, it’s used as long-term storage space for seasonal clothes, sports equipment, childhood memorabilia, and other things that often takes us years to throw away like old furniture, toys, and … Continue reading Structural Damage to Attics and Other Problems Rodents Cause

Five Things You Should Check Before Converting Your Attic into a Bedroom

It’s one thing to dream up a cozy new attic nook for the kids or your guests; it’s another to plan it out and execute the conversion. Though attic conversions are a common home improvement project in Kansas, it’s not as simple as putting up new walls and laying down new floors. It takes thorough … Continue reading Five Things You Should Check Before Converting Your Attic into a Bedroom

Attic and Foundation Insulation: Protect Your Home from Humidity and Moisture

Moisture is the common enemy of homeowners. It has wide-ranging implications, from structural home damage to health consequences. High moisture levels damage the foundations of your home. It accumulates on various surfaces and causes paint to peel, wood structures to rot, and electrical wirings to short circuit. Pests like cockroaches, termites, and other bugs are … Continue reading Attic and Foundation Insulation: Protect Your Home from Humidity and Moisture

Never Too Early: Preparing For Winter During The Summer

Winter is fast-approaching, and while it can be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, it can also be the most challenging. Despite all the festivities and the captivating view that snow fall makes. According to a survey from YouGov, when asked about their favorite season, only 13% of respondents prefer the winter … Continue reading Never Too Early: Preparing For Winter During The Summer