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"My house is so quiet now," is a reoccurring theme we hear from clients after upgrading their windows during a retrofit. High-performance windows have many subtle advantages that create a peaceful haven for your family.
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DM us if you want to hear more (said in a whisper).
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Photographer: @davidbesnette
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September's Blog Post: Stop Settling For Stratification
In our blog post, we talk about how to avoid stratification, and continuous insulation is one of the solutions we recommend. So what better time to talk about how Rockwool is made.
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Rockwool is our go-to insulator, and one space that many don't even think to insulate is the basement/foundation walls, as well as the horizontal slab. Proper continuous insulation in walls becomes a solid barrier for thermal bridging. Often a little investment in insulation can go a long way to reduce drafts, energy losses, and ultimately stratification --- while improving comfort and reducing your energy bills.
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📷: @rockwool_group
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One trend that we have heard about in Colorado is families are moving out into more rural locations as a result of COVID. At a minimum, they have been looking for land or homes in less dense areas. For many people that have been told they will be working from home indefinitely, moving to the country or mountains seems to be quite appealing.
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Are you seeing this same real estate trend in your area?
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As a follow up to Monday's retrofit post, we would be remiss not to mention that the operating costs to run Todd's 2100SF house averages around $400 yearly. Who else is in this same category of annual energy costs?
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Energy retrofits are Todd's jam, and they are super important as existing building stock is generally quite bad. Reach out if you want more details or to talk shop about retrofits.
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Architect, Allen Guerra combined old-world style and modern curtain-walls in this home located in Frisco, CO. These varying window styles are all customized from one manufacturer—Advantage Architectural Woodwork and we were able to maintain a high level of R-values across each selection.
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No matter if you are combining styles or have one specific style in mind, we will work with your specs to deliver your custom design.
Windows: @advantagewoodwork
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Over the last few years, AE Founder, Todd Collins, personally retrofitted his home. We joke that his house is a test lab for the products we sell on our website. Listed on the graphic are the projects Todd has completed making their 1971 home much more efficient.
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As many of you can relate, this project is ON-GOING with plans to upgrade:
🔲 The insulation between the garage and house
🔲 Remove fireplace and install additional insulation and air seal
🔲 Continuous insulation under the siding
🔲 New Furnace (whole house heat pump)
🔲 New Water heater (heat pump)
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