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FAQs

Do you have questions about insulation or home products, such as shower doors and bathroom hardware? Check out the frequently asked questions below — and feel free to contact us if you can’t find an answer to your question!

Insulation

What are my insulation options?

There are many different types of insulation — we install:

  • Spray foam
  • Fiberglass
  • Cellulose

What areas of my home should I insulate?

An insulation professional will be able to tell you where you need to install insulation, but in general, we insulate:

  • Attics
  • Walls
  • Crawl spaces

What does R-value mean?

The R-value of a type of insulation is its measurement of resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation material.

How much insulation do I need to install?

The amount of insulation you need will depend on a few different factors, including:

  • The size of your home
  • The type of HVAC systems you have
  • The climate you live in

Can insulation reduce noise?

Yes, loose-fill cellulose and fiberglass insulation can help with sound control. They can help decrease noises from outside and inside homes.

What are the benefits of insulation?

The biggest reason to install insulation is the energy savings. Besides helping you save money and increase your home’s energy efficiency, insulation can help reduce noise and improve interior comfort levels.

How much money can insulation save me?

The amount of insulation energy savings you’ll see depends on the insulation materials you use, the area of your home you insulate, the size of your house, etc.

Are new construction insulation and re-insulation different?

New construction insulation is installed in new homes and buildings being constructed. A retrofit (re-insulation) project refers to installing insulation in existing homes and buildings. There is generally no difference in terms of insulation materials used for new construction vs. re-insulation.

What is blanket insulation?

Blanket insulation — a commonly used type of insulation — comes in the form of batts or rolls. It consists of flexible fibers, usually fiberglass. Batts and rolls can also be made from mineral (rock and slag) wool, plastic fibers and natural fibers, such as cotton and sheep’s wool.

After-Paint Products

Shower Doors, Mirrors & Bathroom Hardware

What’s the difference between a frameless and framed shower door?

A framed shower door has a framework around the operable part — and a frameless door doesn’t.

How do I know when to replace my shower door?

There are a few signs that indicate you may need a new shower door, including rust buildup, faulty operation and more.

Where can I install mirrors?

You can install mirrors nearly anywhere — bathrooms, bedrooms and front halls are some of the most common places.

Closets & Shelving

How can I organize a small closet?

In small closet spaces, it’s best to take advantage of vertical space. With the right designs, it’s easy to use your closet space wisely.

What are the benefits of ventilated wire shelving?

Ventilated wire shelving is virtually maintenance-free, provides increased air circulation, allows for great visibility of items and won’t easily warp or crack. Rubbermaid, who we partner with, offers high-quality ventilated wire storage solutions.

Blinds

What are faux wood blinds made of?

The composition of faux wood blinds depends on the manufacturer and the individual product. The most common materials include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl and composite wood core with sturdy plastic polymer coating. With a high-quality product and professional installation, you can achieve a beautiful, real-wood look without the high cost and increased maintenance requirements of real wood blinds.

What are the benefits of faux wood blinds?

Faux wood blinds are more affordable than real wood blinds but offer the same attractive look. They’re also able to meet a variety of aesthetic preferences and styles, last a long time and don’t require a lot of maintenance. Many have an anti-static feature that helps prevent excessive dust from settling, which helps reduce cleaning time.

New Construction

Is it better to add insulation while a home is under construction, or afterward?

It’s best to insulate a home to whatever specifications you’re aiming for during the construction process instead of waiting and trying to bring it up to a higher standard later on. There are several reasons for this, but ultimately, you’ll have far more options for the types of insulation you’ll be able to apply. Applying insulation after the fact can involve tearing out drywall, tearing up floors, etc., depending on the insulation type.

What’s the most important space in a home to insulate during construction?

If you can truly afford to insulate only one part of your home, you’ll need to consider your own priorities and criteria to make this decision. Your attic’s insulation typically has the strongest impact on temperature and energy efficiency. Your crawl space or basement will typically have the largest impact on moisture and air quality in your home. Walls are less important to insulate beyond typical levels  — but you’ll find it harder to re-insulate them later than either of the other two.

What’s the best insulation to use during construction?

Choosing insulation during construction involves balancing different priorities against one another. You’ll need to consider the raw cost of materials, the labor involved and the performance of different materials against heat, moisture, pollutants, sound and even pests. That said, spray foam insulation has grown increasingly popular for construction insulation and re-insulation alike because of how easily it can provide a near-flawless barrier of high R-value insulation around the living areas of your home. Applying it during construction makes thorough coverage even easier and allows the relatively unsightly foam insulation to be more effectively hidden away.
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Mirrors

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Shower Doors

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Blinds

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