Save energy by insulating old homes!
New high energy products are being pushed on homeowners everywhere you look.
But what effect do these products have on our health?
How can something so toxic be considered Green?
Insulating old homes, building green and saving energy is a popular subject these days. FINALLY people are concerned about the planet and human survival. Of course, this all comes second to improving the economy so big businesses can make big money off us.
Many of us are blinded by saving $$ when insulating our homes. They never think about what we are breathing into our lungs – that newly engineered product behind our walls. But there is a lot more the homeowner should know.
Most people think they know all they need about the benefits of insulating old homes thanks to a lot of money invested in marketing various products.
But are these products safe for your family?
Are these products good for the life of your old home?
Well the answer is that you can damage BOTH your house AND your health!
Please be an educated consumer before spending any money and read further.
Here are some articles on insulating old homes with information you will not hear from salespeople or mainstream news.
Is Spray Foam Insulation Safe?
Losing their health and homes to spray polyurethane foam.
Spray foam – a fire hazard?
There are 5 parts to this article. Each page is saved in a pdf in case the links do not work.
Myths about Insulating Old House Walls by Bob Yapp.
Exterior paint failure from insulation, other problems and what you can do.
Click here for information on Myths of Insulating Old House Walls.
Questions and Answers— About Insulation Materials for Old Houses by Ernest A. Conrad. There are many products on the market. Understand what’s good and bad about them and not what you hear in ads.
Click here for article about insulation materials for old houses.
See what John Leeke and other old house specialists have to say about wall insulation and insulating old homes.
Check out the Weatherization and Energy Saving forum for lots of good information from the pros.
Click here for forum posts on weatherization and energy savings.
The Green Building Advisor warns that Spray Foam Insulation needs Ventilation. Contractors are putting their customers at risk.
Click here for article on Spray Foam Insulation ventilation risks .
Is Using Closed-Cell Foam Worth the Trade-Offs? This insulation material is popular for its high R-value and good air-sealing and vapor-blocking properties, but cost, health, and environmental concerns cause some builders to have second thoughts.
Click here for Jan 2019 article on Spray Foam Insulation concerns by Fine Homebuilding.
The Pitfalls of Home Insulation How to insulate an old house and what to avoid.
Click here for article by Scott Sidler
What Should You Do to Keep Your House Warm?
Don’t worry. Just because the trendy insulation manufacturers are trying to push on you for your old house is bad for both you and your house, there are more important things you can do to insulate your house.
Read this article by Scott Silder of The Craftsman Blog on Insulation for a Cold Climate. Click here .