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Financial Assistance for Adding New Siding With Insulation.

I posted a question last year about safely scraping peeling lead paint from my house and repainting. Pros estimate $25-30K (yikes!). One reply suggested that "It may...be cheaper to just get rid of the old wood siding and just install some new one. If you do that, you might want to look into adding insulation; there could be programs that would provide some financial assistance." Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to find such a program? FWIW I'm in Westchester county in NY state.
posted by Quisp Lover on Jul 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Glass Block or Insulated Replacement Window

So I have been working on my house and making it energy efficient. It is now time to replace the basement windows in my split level. One double wide window needs to be replaced with one that opens to meet code, but the other three single wide windows do not. Would I be better installing glass blocks in those three, not vented, or installing either a picture, slider, or another type of insulated vinyl replacement window? If I should do a replacement window, which type should I use? [more inside]
posted by Nackt on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me beat the heat (in my attic)!

Calling all home improvement gurus and energy efficiency wizards--help me figure out how to better insulate my attic! I've read through a bunch of information on energystar.gov and other websites about insulating attics, but the more I read the more confused I get about how to do this, because I have the world's weirdest attic. HELP. [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Should we go from suck to blow?

We just had an energy audit done for our 104 year old house and 3/4 of the heat loss was coming from the uninsulated walls. I was advised to get cellulose insulation. I've heard bad things about blowing insulation into old houses like mine, but the auditor said it would be densely packed and not be a problem. I've been reading up and haven't been able to find any definitive answers. Is it okay to have cellulose insulation blown in to my old house if it is densely packed?
posted by charred husk on Nov 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Insulating a small brick area.

How can I insulate under my front door? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Nov 10, 2011 - 3 answers

How to pick eco-friendly insulation?

Does anyone have comparison info between UltraTouch and T.A.P. (Thermal-acoustical-pest control) insulation? [more inside]
posted by abednega on Dec 29, 2010 - 1 answer

$7000 Attic Insulation: Stuffed with gold and fairies, or a good deal?

Related back to this question, we are finally pulling the trigger on a new furnace, hoping to get the work done before a state rebate program for such purchases expires. We have gotten several good bids, and are taking more, but the best one came from a guy who would also fix our insulation problem- for $7000. We're a little daunted. [more inside]
posted by pickypicky on Sep 17, 2010 - 5 answers

How much insulation should we buy?

At what point is adding more insulation R-value overkill? [more inside]
posted by pickypicky on Feb 10, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I insulate my crawlspace?

How do I insulate my crawlspace? I'm thinking about next winter, now that I've barely survived this past one in the US Northeast. My house doesn't have a basement: it's built on concrete piers with a 1-2.5 foot crawlspace between the ground and the first floor. What would be the best way to insulate in this situation? [more inside]
posted by geos on Apr 14, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I insulate a sash-weight window in a 1900 house?

How can I insulate a sash-weight window in a 1900 house? (I wish titles showed up on the main page so they didn't repeat the question....) Seems like you kind of have to leave a big hole there for the weight. But a lot of cold air is getting in there. I'd rather keep the weights if I could.
posted by msalt on Feb 16, 2008 - 11 answers

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