My husband and I were finally ready to buy a house. Though we had a nice down payment saved, we did not want to sign ourselves up for mortgage eternity. While I would have preferred to move into newer home construction, the real savings potential could be found in the older neighborhoods. The next challenge was going to be buying a fixer upper when neither of us was handy with home improvement projects. We set a modest budget for improvements and got to work on what we thought we could improve. Some radiant barrier insulation in the attic and a new coat of paint on both the interior and exterior were the first of our projects.
Once we got through the initial arguments about color, painting was quite easy. Well, it still took a lot of time and hard work, but for two novices in the home improvement department it went very smoothly. We made sure not to skimp on quality paints and supplies and asked a knowledgeable employee at the store any question that came to mind. The employee even told us the answer to our insulation dilemma-radiant barrier Easy Home Improvements!
With winter coming, we decided we were really lacking on insulation. It took quite a bit of research before deciding to put radiant barrier in the attic. Eventually we ordered it online. We were pleasantly surprised by how affordable it was. When it arrived, it was incredibly simple to install. I was more nervous about my husband being up in the attic then actually worried he wouldn’t be able to staple down the aluminum sheets. It should help reduce our electric bill in both summer and winter. The kind we ordered was perforated, so it should allow it to breathe and we won’t have to worry about any mildew issues created from condensation.
Lincoln is a resource for homeowners seeking to save energy, lower their utility bills with attic insulation, and improve the life of their HVAC system. As an experienced residential carpenter, Lincoln gained firsthand experience with improving the quality and efficiency of homes in his Midwest community. Seeking a more effective way to heat and cool his home, he discovered radiant barrier foil insulation and now spends his time helping others do the same.