Insulate and Weatherize: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
In this complete do-it-yourself guide to home insulation and weatherization, engineer Bruce Harley offers solutions that will make your home more comfortable in all seasons. Using his troubleshooting advice, you'll be able to identify the hidden energy wasters and moisture problems that can do serious damage in your home. Clear explanations, hundreds of photos, and detailed instruction will guide you step-by-step through the process of upgrading both structures and systems. Implementing even a few of these sensible solutions can result in real savings in your energy bills.--COVER.
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Insulate and Weatherize: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)User Review - Book Verdict
Taunton has created its new "Build Like a Pro" series to help serious do-it-yourselfers perform projects of greater complexity than are usually covered in books for amateurs. An engineer who trains builders in energy-efficient construction, Harley offers a wealth of information that will allow readers to improve their home's efficiency, saving both money and natural resources. After an introductory section that explains the underlying principles of heat transfer, insulation, and air quality, Harley demonstrates basics such as weather-stripping and moves forward through advanced projects including insulation and major upgrades. Short "Pro Tips" as well as sections labeled "Trade Secrets," "What Can Go Wrong," and "In Detail" provide a great deal of helpful information. Increasing energy efficiency is one of the easiest ways for homeownes to save money, so this book is sure to be used. Other titles in this series include Windows and Doors, Painting and Finishing, Trim Carpentry and Built-ins, and Building a Deck. They are all good choices for any public library wanting to increase the depth of its home improvement collection. ...
Review: Insulate & WeatherizeUser Review - Sally Lopez - Goodreads
Sheesh. I felt serious consumer guilt and unnerving need for professional energy-use help after reading this. To calm myself down, I reread the insulation and roofing sections of "A Hand-Sculpted ... Read full review