The Hazards of Hiring the Unlicensed

While licensing isn’t necessarily a measure of competence, it does imply a certain level of professionalism and suggests that the contractor is committed to his or her job.  More significantly, licensing can protect you from a number of potential problems, such as the following:

8 Simple Steps to Identify Molds

Mold is common across the globe. When exposed to mold the majority of the population can handle low-level exposure, but the problem with mold is that it multiplies exponentially when it has access to moisture and organic products like building materials, food, soil, wood, paper, leaves and fabric. Exposure to molds can cause cold-like symptoms, watery eyes, sore throat, wheezing and dizziness, and trigger asthma attacks.

Keeping your Central Florida Home Comfortable with Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation has been increasing in popularity throughout Orlando over the last several years. While initial costs are more expensive than traditional insulation, there can be significant long-term energy savings. This is because spray foam is not only an effective insulator, but also a powerful air sealing agent. Sealing restricts air movement through the building envelope. If air moves through insulation, the R-values are diminished. Air sealing also reduces the natural ventilation rate (or air leakage rate), further reducing heating and cooling loads. (more…)