Building and Weatherization Blog

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“Noncombustible? Homeowners design house to withstand wildfires”

The residence was completed in April 2015. The house was featured in the Durango Herald “Noncombustible? Homeowners design house to withstand wildfires”

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Insulation and Air Sealing Retrofits Improve Air Quality and Make Our Homes and Communities Healthier Places to Live

The Harvard School of Public Health determined insulation retrofits improve public health and save lives. Here’s a link to the full study – The Harvard study was published in 2003 but its relevancy holds true today. The study was based on the average amount of homes built every year – 1.2 million – from 2001 to 2010. This means the …

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There’s more to it then just blowing insulation in your attic.

We have been hearing that there are insulation crews from Denver and Idaho in town offering attic insulation blowing for incredibly low costs. It is a wonderful addition to a house and a great step towards reducing energy waste. But before you let these people fill your attic with fiberglass, cellulose, etc, make sure they air-seal all ceiling penetrations (light …

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Attic Air Sealing and Insulation Upgrades

A typical home can lose 70% of its heat through the roof.  A simple, efficient and cost effective way to diminsh those infiltrative losses is to air seal and increase insulation in your home’s attic. Durango Home Solutions can complete this installation for you, amongst many other services. Call or email to find out what we can do for you!   …

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