May 28

Tips Teach You How To Install Blown In Attic Insulation

After completing a large home renovation project that included an addition to my home in Denver, I learned a lot about insulation. I had heard that blown in insulation performs better than Batt insulation because it covers the joists completely and doesn’t leave any open areas. Here are some suggestions if you are considering doing this yourself.

First of all blown in insulation is better than Batts because it does seal better when installed properly. The first step before you begin installing your insulation is to measure the attic and begin the planning phase. Most building codes will require an insulation with a value of R-30 or R-49. You should consult a professional Denver insulation company to find out the code requirement for your area. Now that you know the square footage of your attic and the R value requirement for your home, you can look at the chart on the back of your bag of insulation to determine how much you’ll need.

Now there are some materials and tools needed:

  • Cardboard Baffles
  • Flashing
  • Duct Tape
  • Staple Gun & Staples
  • Utility Knife
  • Ladder
  • Safety Goggles
  • Dust Mask
  • Insulation Blowing Machine (You can rent this from a local store in your area)

blown in attic insulation DenverYou’ll need to prepare the attic before you begin. You want to make sure you are wearing a long sleeve shirt to protect your arms, safety goggles and a dust mask. If you have any recessed lights in your attic, you’ll need to install flashing around them and leave at least 4″ from the flashing to the light. With the utility knife you can cut the flashing to the correct size and then form it into a cylinder shape and secure the edge with duct tape. Place this over the recessed lighting, making sure that you still have a 4″ open area to allow the heat to escape. You’ll want to follow the same process for any vented kitchen and bathroom fans in the attic area.

The next step will be to install the baffles. The baffles are installed where the ceiling joists intersect with the roof rafters. You will secure these with your staple gun.  You’ll also want to install the baffles over the vents and make sure they are high enough so that the vents will not be covered by the insulation.

The next step is going to be creating a dam wall around the attic access hole. This can be done by cutting a few extra cardboard baffles into lengths that will be about 4″ above the level of insulation you plan to install. You can adhere them with staples just as you did around the vents.

Now you’re ready to install the blown in attic insulation. To make it easier, you may want to have someone outside helping you load the insulation blowing machine. A quick tip I learned the hard way…. add a cup of water per bag of insulation and spread it over the top after the machine is loaded. This will help to minimize the static electricity when you’re running the machine and the insulation will lay down more evenly. Your helper can also help manage the hose so you don’t trip over it while running the machine.

Blown in insulation isn’t hard to install but it is messy and not something everyone wants to tackle. If you prefer to hire a blown in insulation Denver contractor the cost isn’t as much as you might think, they will clean up after themselves and guarantee their work. Good luck with your insulation project!

May 11

Reasons to Use Video Marketing

Communication through videos has always been the most efficient means of conveying your message successfully to your audience. As it is a well-known phrase that “A picture is worth a thousand words”, video communication is a potential mode of communication to reach thousands of people. A visual presentation instead of textual material is not only attractive and visually appealing but also remains in the minds of the visitor for a long time. This is why today video communication is getting more and more important and companies are trying to improve their marketing efficiency through video marketing.

Video Marketing Tips

projector-64149_640As we all know video marketing has become extremely important for any business today that wants to have a much stronger online presence. However you cannot just make any old video and hope that it works. In fact there are certain things that you need to do to ensure that you create the perfect one. Below we offer some video marketing tips that you may find useful.

Tip #1: Initially people made videos using their web cam, but this simply won’t cut it anymore. When it comes to making a video to market your business you need to use a decent digital camera to do so. By using a camera you are showing to your potential customers that you care about what you are doing and the product or service that you are presenting to them.

Tip #2: This of our video marketing tips is the one that we feel is the most important of them all in that you should make your videos concise and quick. Ideally a good quality marketing video shouldn’t last for any more than 8 minutes. However you will find that the most effective types of videos used for marketing today last for between 1 and 3 minutes only. This is important to remember as the attention span of many when they go online searching for things is very short lived. If you aren’t able to grab their attention within the first 10 seconds of your video then they won’t stay.

Tip #3: Above all when it comes to creating videos for marketing your business you need to sound convincing. So spend time thinking about the ways in which you can convince them to keep looking at your video. If you need to use humor in your videos then do. However don’t include too much humor to make it silly.

The Benefits Of Video in Your Marketing Strategy

The power of the internet has revolutionized video marketing and has made it more affordable for the home improvement contractor. Roofers can now educate consumers, remediation experts can show their process and build credibility, while remodeling contractors and landscapers can show before and after pictures that capture the imagination.

  • Video is arguably the most powerful marketing on the internet
  • Video is the most persuasive form of advertising
  • You build trust and credibility with audience
  • Videos can be shared across the internet
  • Video is loved by the search engines
  • You increase your online footprint

If you are a contractor and offer home services you’ll find that video provides a great tool for generating new leads for your business. An example is video SEO for roofers because it is easier and faster to rank a video on the first page of the search engines. This is a great way to promote your video and it is faster than ranking your website