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30 General Topics Lists

Attic Cooling Topics

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Homeowner Benefits? - These are the potential benefits that a typical homeowner will realize by following the tips or by installing the home-related products that are discussed in this column.


411 - Attic foil blocks heat and improves comfort
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 20 manufacturers of do-it-yourself attic foil, heat-blocking attic paint, ridge vent kits, prices and installation instructions for a radiant barrier, installation instructions for a roll-out shingle over a ridge vent, safety tips for installing an attic radiant barrier system, sizing chart for area of foil needed.
Homeowner Benefits:Increase comfort inside house, reduce air-conditioning costs


515 - Long-life architectural asphalt shingles are attractive too
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 12 attractive architectural and other unique-looking asphalt roofing shingle manufacturers listing base mat, styles, fire rating, wind resistance, weight per square, exposure, warranties, features, installation instructions, suggested advantages of using asphalt shingles, illustration with description of styles of shingles.
Homeowner Benefits: Architectural asphalt shingles create attractive appearance


641 - Whole-house fans cool house quietly and inexpensively, easy to install
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of eight whole-house fan manufacturers (28 models) listing blade diameters, maximum air flows, rpms, drive types (direct or belt drive), features, prices, suggested operation of a whole-house ventilation fan, and do-it-yourself installation instructions with a diagram, illustrations, diagram and explanation of how whole-house fan draws in cool air and expels hot air.
Homeowner Benefits: Lower electric bills, greater comfort, fresh air in home


712 - Durable insulating house, wall, roof paint improves comfort
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 11 energy-saving ceramic and low-emissivity wall, house and roof paints, particle types, coverages, colors, features/uses, warranties, prices, typical application instructions, cleaning and maintenance, painting tips and chart showing the temperature of coatings and other materials in sunlight.
Homeowner Benefits: Paint contains insulation, improves appearance - indoors and outdoors


776 - Many alternative roofing materials are attractive, last a lifetime
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 20 roofing material manufacturers showing material types, various styles for each material, warranties (up to lifetime), features, chart showing prices, fire rating, estimated life, weights and colors and many illustrations of the various types.
Homeowner Benefits: Select the best roofing materials, long warranties, better appearance


896 - Attractive residential metal roofs last a lifetime, keep house cooler
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 17 manufacturers of residential aluminum, copper, steel roofing, materials used and finishing methods, profiles and simulated styles (cedar shakes, tile, slate, standing seam), sizes of each panel, colors available, thickness and weights of the shingles or panels, unique features, and illustrations of many styles and contours..
Homeowner Benefits: Very attractive upscale look, lasts for 50 years minimum, no maintenance


987 - New solar-powered attic fans keep house cooler for free
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 11 solar-powered attic vent fan and turbine fan manufacturers listing air flow ratings, watts, sizes, features, prices, sizing chart for number of fans required per square foot of attic, installation methods with illustrations, and descriptions/illustrations of various models.
Homeowner Benefits: Block heat from hot roof, reduce air-conditioning costs