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Insulating the Basement? 

Posted by Emillie Lee

Jan 30, 2018 2:57:55 PM

When a home feels chilly or drafty, many homeowners address their attic insulation in an effort to make the space more comfortable. Sometimes, however, it's the insulation in the basement that's to blame. Using the wrong type of insulation in the basement or failing to insulate the basement at all can lead to a number of issues ranging from a chilly home to mold accumulation.

 

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Environmentally Friendly, InsulStar, R-Value, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI Gold Star, NCFI, Winter, High Density Foam, insulation

Conquer Winter Real Estate with SPF

Posted by Emillie Lee

Dec 21, 2017 11:22:07 AM

While many homeowners assume that it's best to put their homes on the market in the spring or summer, this is not always the case.

If you have a well-insulated home in a chilly area, selling it during the winter months is a great way to showcase the insulation. 

In most areas, there are fewer homes on the market in the winter, which means that you'll have less competition. If your home is well-insulated, prospective buyers will notice this more during the winter than at any other time of the year. They'll notice the lack of drafts as they walk through the home, and if they inquire about recent heating bills, they'll be pleased by the numbers they see. Buyers who are specifically looking for a well-insulated home may, in fact, be shopping during the winter because they know it will be harder to identify a well-insulated home in the spring. Thus, listing your home when the temperature is still low allows you to cater to a this specific market of buyers.

Don't be shy about including information about your home's polyurethane spray foam insulation in your advertisements and listings. It is information like this that will inspire potential buyers to come see your home in person. Make sure they're greeted with a warm and cozy setting. Light a fire in the fireplace if you have one, and decorate with warm, seasonal colors such as red, deep blue, and dark green. Potential buyers will feel as though they're being welcomed in and out of the cold, and this is exactly the feeling a home should create.

To learn more about polyurethane spray foam insulation and its benefits for homeowners, visit NCFI Polyurethanes. Spray foam is your go-to solution for making homes more comfortable, even on the coldest winter days.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Environmentally Friendly, R-Value, Winter, High Density Foam, Attic, insulation, frozen pipes

Prep Your Home for This Winter's Predicted Cold

Posted by Emillie Lee

Dec 6, 2017 11:03:16 AM

Winter is just around the corner, and according to the Farmer's Almanac, it's going to be a chilly one. Below-normal temperatures are expected throughout the United States, and especially in the Northeast and Midwest. Remember the bitter chill of the 2016-2017 winter? Well, the 2017-2018 is expected to be just as bad, if not worse. Start improving and building energy-efficient homes now, so your winter won't be so unbearable.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Low Costs, R-Value, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI, Winter, Attic, Contractor Spotlight

Things You Should Know Before Using SPF

Posted by Emillie Lee

Nov 17, 2017 3:18:11 PM

So, you want to stay warm this winter but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing so.

NCFI is here to help you achieve that.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Sealite OCX, Environmentally Friendly, TerraThane, Training & Support, InsulStar, Low Costs, R-Value, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI Gold Star, NCFI, Winter, Insulbloc, High Density Foam, Commercial Building, EnduraTech

Game of Foams? George R.R. Martin uses NCFI's EnduraTech for Roof Repair

Posted by Emillie Lee

Nov 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Photo courtesy of Peter Yang, Rolling Stone Magazine

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Low Costs, R-Value, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI, Winter, roof, EnduraTech, EnduraRock, George R.R. Martin, santa fe, new mexico

Cold House? Insulate or You Might Get Sick

Posted by Emillie Lee

Jan 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: Safety, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI, Winter

Conquer Winter Real Estate with Spray Foam

Posted by Emillie Lee

Dec 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: NCFI, Winter

Testing the Benefits of Using Spray Foam Insulation in Building Foundations

Posted by Emillie Lee

Dec 14, 2016 12:20:14 PM

 

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Topics: Spray Polyurethane, Winter

How to Keep out the Cold and Critters

Posted by Emillie Lee

Sep 21, 2016 2:24:10 PM

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI, Winter

No Matter the Season, Spray Foam Insulation Can Help

Posted by Emillie Lee

May 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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Topics: Spray Polyurethane, NCFI, Winter, climate