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Home insulation - Is it cold outside?
By Eric Comforth
Insulation at helps in saving energy and reducing utility bills. It makes the house more comfortable. Insulation at not only helps in keeping the house cool in summer and warm in winter but it also prevents damage from leaking water and provides a good thermal resistance. Insulation is very useful to keep the temperature of the house as outdoor temperature.
By using insulation, the cost spent in cooling and heating the can be reduced to a great extent. There should always be sufficient insulation at to protect the house from air leakage, water leakage etc. R value, also known as thermal resistance is used to compute the insulation resistance. It shall be installed between the heated and unheated space.
There are many types of insulation available. All insulation has pros and cons. They are mainly differentiated based on the material used for the insulation. They can be distinguished into Plastic foam, rigid board, reflective, loose fill, batts and blankets and blown in insulation etc. Batts and blankets insulation can be performed by the homeowner himself. No professional is required for this type of insulation. They are easily affordable and the material like blankets and batt strips are easily available in the market. Batts and Blankets insulation can be performed with the help of materials like Fiberglass, Mineral wool, plastic, concrete block, polystyrene fiber etc.
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Collier County is ranked number one, and Lee County ranked number two in the entire State of Florida in Existing home (re-sales) sales ending February 2004. Collier County saw a 28% gain and Lee County had an 18% gain in sales of existing homes from February 2003 to February 2004.
New home sales put Lee County number one in the United States for the 4th quarter in a row and Collier County number five. These figures are based on the number of new home permits issued per thousand people.
We are seeing incredible appreciation figures, and rental rates are at an all time high. If you purchase a home in Southwest Florida, you should realize an unparalleled appreciation, and the figures indicate that, if you choose to rent your property out when you are not here, you should easily find a tenant.
The Median sales price for the same period saw Collier County with a 42% increase ($273,100 to $389,000) and Lee County with a 31% gain ($130,500 to $170,000). Once again, these value increases show that real estate in Southwest Florida out paced most other forms of investment.
Collier and Lee County Sales Figures
The Berry Realty Group will update sales figures for Collier and Lee Counties on a weekly basis to make it easy to chart the incredible equity growth figures we are currently experiencing with no end in sight
may cause allergies to the skin if not used properly. Therefore, proper care must be taken while installing this type of insulation. Mineral wool insulation uses natural minerals for insulation. It helps in fire protection and sound reduction but it may result in respiratory problems. Plastic fiber glass insulation is performed with recycled plastic bottles. Loose fill insulations are blown in types of insulation that are mainly made with glass, fibers, vermiculite or perlite. They are mainly used in attics and walls. Cellulosic insulation is made with wood fibers and recycled newspapers. It is insect repellent and provides great resistance to fire due to the chemicals added into it. It does not provide good resistance to moisture.
Reflective insulations are made from aluminium foil and plastic films, cardboard etc. It is very useful in filtering the heat out from the in summer. But they are a good conductor of electricity so no electric equipment or fixture should be installed near to the insulation. Foam Board insulations use polystyrene material and reduce air, heat and water leaks. They provide good resistance to moisture and can be used on ceilings, floors and walls. They provide strength to the and provide thermal resistance.
Insulation can be performed at in attics, on ceilings, exterior walls and garages and storage areas for proper ventilation and thermal resistance. Insulation must be performed either by professionals or proper care must be taken while installing them. Air and water leaks must be thoroughly checked before installing the insulation as moisture can dampen the efficiency of insulation or insulation may mask them. It must be checked that electrical equipment and fixtures are not getting touched by the insulation. Also some insulation can cause allergies to the skin and may cause respiratory problems so proper care must be taken while installing them.
Eric Comforth is a consultant who writes on many consumer topics. There"s plenty more insulation information at