Michael Uniacke

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Walking on Attic Cellulose

When framing is buried beneath loose-fill cellulose, move slowly and carefully, and fill in any excavated areas Read more

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Pressure-Testing Ductwork Pressure-Testing Ductwork

Everyone talks about the importance of sealed ductwork, but the only way to be sure a new system measures up is to test it. Read more

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Q&A: Insulating a Floor Over an Unheated Garage

Q. Any suggestions on the best way to insulate the ceiling of a garage? The garage will have an in-law suite above, with living, sleeping, and bath areas. The floor construction will be 2x10 joists, or possibly 117/16-inch wood I-joists. I'm especially co Read more

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Getting Quality From Fiberglass Insulation

To get the most from fiberglass batts, you have to start thinking about insulation at the framing stage and coordinate with other subcontractors. An insulation contractor explains. Read more

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Insulating with Spray Cellulose Insulating with Spray Cellulose

An insulation contractor explains why he prefers damp-spray cellulose for wall applications and how he installs it. Read more

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