June 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Old House Beauty, New House Performance

Six important steps to making old houses more energy efficient.

There is something about old houses that definitely attracts… Continue

Added by Cynthia Freeney on June 10, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Free Professional Paint and Home Improvement Help June 11-12!

According to home improvement retailers, June is one of the busiest times to begin DIY projects—and paint is the most effective way to give your home a fresh look without the cost.



Since June kicks off the official start of paint season—ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape has brought on their Pro Prep Patrol team: professional painters and home improvement experts who are on hand to help Americans with their paint dilemmas—for free! They are ready to help DIYers revamp their homes like a pro—and… Continue

Added by ScotchBlue Painter's Tape on June 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Birds-eye map (1875)

This is a clip from an 1875 "birds eye" map showing my house.  

According to a local historian, the town summoned artists to prepare such a map by lifting them in a hot-air balloon, from which they would prepare drawings of the neighborhood one block at a time.  The original of this particular map,…

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Added by A Polzin on June 4, 2011 at 12:11pm — 4 Comments

Seeking advice about attic insulation for a house with slate roof

Hi All,

I have come to conclusion that I must somehow add insulation to the attic of my old house to make it more energy efficient.  You have NO idea (maybe you do...) how cold it was this winter...and how high my oil bills were.  I had an energy audit performed, and I have been advised that I am losing most of the heat through the attic, which has absolutely no insulation.  You can actually see the sky in-between the boards. 

On top of that, I have the original slate roof.  As…

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Added by A Polzin on June 2, 2011 at 7:19pm — 5 Comments

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