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Windows

Dillman & Upton

Since 1910 Quality Windows And Doors with expert installation. Partnered with Andersen and Jeldwen. Window specialist.

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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Randazzo Heating, Cooling and Fireplaces

Since 1988 Randazzo Heating, Cooling and Fireplaces has been NATE certified, licensed and insured. Call Randazzo 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Highly trained technicians. Lennox and York dealer. We have our own installers and service all makes and models. We install and service geothermal.

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Deck Construction Materials

Timber Tech

While most manufacturers cut corners and neglect the bottom of the deck board and groove, Timber Tech goes the extra mile, making your deck strong enough to resist scratches, stains, and fading.

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Hardwood Floor Care book

Nothing matches the warmth and style of a real wood floor.  You can keep it looking great with Glenn Haege's Complete Hardwood Floor Care Guide.  this book covers it all , from caring for new floors to cleaning, maintaining, and solving problems with your existing wood floors. It’s free!

Download the guide here

Publication date: 12/14/2010

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Cellulous insulation can be blown in over fiberglass

Dear Glenn: Our house was built in 1968. At the time, there was some problem with obtaining some types of insulation. It was supposed to be insulated with batts in both side walls and ceiling. But when it was time to start dry walling, they could not get the thick batts for the ceiling, so they put up the drywall, then blew in fiberglass insulation. By now, there has been quite a bit of settlement in this insulation.

There is also a problem in the soffit area along the roof line because the insulation blocks air flow. From what I have heard on your show, I could have cellulous insulation blown in over the fiberglass, and some kind of baffle should be installed to allow proper air flow. Do you know any good contractors who would do this type of work in my area?

Dear Andrew: Here are a couple of companies to call for estimates: One is Ace and Sons Insulation, (888) 500-4223, www.aceandsons.com. The other is Draft Stop Energy & Insulation, (866) 943-7238, www.draftstop.net.


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