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An old falling-down house at the end of its life
Posted by Allison Bailes on December 18, 2019
The old shack above has been around a long time.  It still looks good in its old age, but you'd probably have to pour a lot of money into that building to make it useful again. This home looks nice.  It doesn't appear to be all that old.  The inside was nicely decorated and the family I met there...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on July 9, 2019
The Home Innovation Research Labs (HIRL) does an annual survey of home builders to find out what they're doing.  The results of their 2019 survey of the homes built in 2018 are out now, and they recently published an interesting article about the breakdown of different insulation materials used by...
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Blower door test during a home peformance assessment
Posted by Allison Bailes on May 17, 2017
Dick Kornbluth was an insulation contractor in Syracuse, New York back in the 1970s. Then he discovered home performance. It's really the logical place insulation contractors, HVAC contractors, and similar companies to end up. Rather than doing just one job to make a building better, he did several...
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