Decorating The Redneck Way

One of the biggest home renovation challenges can be creating space in a small, main bath where no space actually exists.

I am replacing 9 windows. 6 are 24×60 and 3 are 36 x 60. I was given a quote for Simonton 5100 from home depot for $4350 complete and Energex Advantage by Affinity for $4300. Do you know have a preferece between the two. I am seeing a 3rd company that sells Dove windows next so I don’t have any information yet. All windows will be low e and argon gas. They will also be double hung vinyl with grids.Thanks for any insight you might have.

Expanding foam insulation has about an R-7 value per square inch. The biggest gains arise from eliminated air flow. The R-value is calculated on the insulation only and does not consider air flow. You can apply foam insulation in any thickness. In some applications it may work best to let one layer harden before adding a second layer. One or two inches of insulation works best each application.

Will you be glad your remodeled? It’s quite likely. The overwhelming majority of homeowners responding to the Report” said they had a greater desire to be at home since converting their basement to living area. They also gave their basement remodeling a Joy Score of 9.4 — a rating based on those who said they were happy or satisfied with their project, with 10 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest.

The furnace and water heater must be provided with access that would allow the equipment to be replaced, or to be serviced. The manufacturer’s instructions will include required clearances on all sides of the equipment, and other important details that may impact how much space must be maintained around the equipment. Do not plan to build walls that will reduce this required space. Further, gas furnaces and water heaters in concealed areas are required to be supplied with combustion air.

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