Archive for the ‘Insulation’ Category

Why Your Roof Needs Roofing Felt

December 7th, 2018

Your roof does a lot of work for your home. Along with the siding, your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. If you’re building a new home or doing major renovations, you may be looking for the right roofing material and looking at other roofing options. Choosing the right roofing […]

Benefits of Attic Insulation for Your Home

October 10th, 2014

The change of seasons and weather provides numerous obstacles for the home. Home maintenance is vital, and as homes age, the air quality weakens, leaving you and your family living uncomfortably. Winter is approaching, and soon we’ll be using our heaters to maintain a comfortable temperature. We all know heat rises, so when your attic […]

Five Most Important Facts About Attic Insulation

August 27th, 2013

In recent years, the population growth in Virginia has been quite rapid, particularly in metropolitan areas; so rapid in fact that the state is growing faster than the nation. Despite the recent construction of many newer homes, the average age of home in Virginia is still quite old, particularly in Virginia’s northern counties. While many […]

Should You Get Insulation When Replacing Siding?

March 17th, 2013

For all exterior projects in replacing siding for Virginia home improvement, homes should also have new insulation installed before any siding goes on. The reason for this is simple. Insulation provides a protective barrier against loss of air and heat from the home and prevents water moisture form causing mold or mildew to develop. However […]

How Important is Attic Insulation?

March 16th, 2013

Attic insulation is more important than the insulation in any other part of your home. This is because heat rises at all times of the year. At Sunshine Contracting we know the value of making sure you have adequate insulation in your attic and we recommend its use to our customers who are doing VA […]

Home Improvement VA – How is the sound performance of walls, ceilings, and floors measured?

March 8th, 2013

Home Improvement VA – How is the sound performance of walls, ceilings, and floors measured? There are two rating systems you need to be aware of, the Sound Transmission Class (STC) and the Impact Insulation Class (IIC). STC measures the sound control performance of walls and ceilings, and the higher the number, the better the […]

About Proper Attic Ventilation

March 5th, 2013

Homeowners are always concerned about ensuring that they have insulation in the attic, but they do not realize the importance of ensuring that the attic has proper ventilation systems in place. VA contractors, such as Sunshine Contracting, do receive calls about mold or condensation in the attic portion of the home. In the majority of […]

General Contractors in Virginia Understand Effects of Weatherproofing

January 30th, 2013

One of the most common methods of saving money on utility bills is to ensure your home is properly weatherproofed. Not everyone understands how that little breeze that blows under the door or though the small cracks in the window caulking can have a huge effect on the interior weather in their home. Some homeowners […]

Why Is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?

October 17th, 2012

The many benefits of attic insulation are well known, but the equally important benefits of attic ventilation are often disregarded. In fact, many VA homeowners are convinced that their attic should be completely sealed to cut energy costs, and it takes home improvement contractors in Virginia to tell them that good attic ventilation is just […]

5 Home Insulation Don’ts

October 5th, 2012

Home insulation keeps your house warmer during winter and cooler during summer, helping you cut energy costs. But as any professional home improvement VA based company will tell you, it is crucial to consider carefully the type of insulation you pick, as well as where you put it. Avoid the following common mistakes: Do not […]

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