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Old 03-27-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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I don't think you will see/feel the same benefit in a normal TX attic if you compare one with "proper" venting and one with radiant barrier decking and poorer venting...

newer homes can be built so that there is NO venting to attic --the optimum idea is to create a sealed envelope which prevents outside air/ambient temps from getting into the attic in the first place --usually that means combination of foam or blown cellulose insulation and radiant barrier decking-- the attic is supposed to not be more than 10 degrees warmer/cooler than the interior temp using that design objective--

the problem is that RETROFITTING to lower energy costs is usually never as efficient (and if ALL costs are considered relatively more expensive ) than proper DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION initially but that process usually incurs higher costs up-front which most people want to defer paying as long as they can...
if you creat more venting in attice you really need to make sure that you have sealed entry points into the house cavity thorugh light fixtures/attic doorways/HVAC openings
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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so--
this is FTW area and our cities and electric providers aren't as forward thinking as Austin
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Ft. Worth
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so--
this is FTW area and our cities and electric providers aren't as forward thinking as Austin
You are the most rudest person on this forum! I thought the WHOLE point of this forum is to share opinions, as well as, experience on the subject. The person was sharing their experience about radiant barrier. I have read your other posts and you are very knowledgeable person but sometimes your comments need to be keep to yourself, seriously!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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the person was posting about a company in Austin who did work on his/her home--that is great
but no one in this area is going to hire that company to install insullation or do energy inspection for a house in DFW area
the thread was over a year old when the poster bumped it up
the link is to the company that did his job--and shows a tv spot about Austin's new ordinance requireing energy inspections before selling a home...
this company was featured in the tv spot--
but posting a company's site like that is borderline against the rules of the forum because it is very close to advertising...

it is true that Austin is ahead of the game regarding environmental issues--Dallas nor FTW offer rebates and dont' really stress conservation like Austin--to our disadvantage...
making people think that they might (since Austin does) shows that the poster is not knowledgeable about what is offered/required in this area...
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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DFW...: If you think loves2read is all that rude, you don't get out much on the internet. I've not seen any rudeness exhibited by him/her. I wouldn't say DFW in general is as forward-thinking as Austin, although the latter has grown entirely too fast.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Ft. Worth
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No I am not always on the internet. I didn't say she was rude all the time. I felt that in this case he/she was. Not every person in this forum knows all the rules by heart. He was just adding his experience and I didn't see nothing wrong with what he said.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:45 AM
 
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DFW, I don't find any rudeness in Loves2Read comment and even otherwise on his/her postings. Occasionally I have seen him/her suggesting new posters to post on appropriate forums to get better response but that's actually helping the moderator. During our process of relocation to DFW, Loves2Read postings/ opinions along with a few others I really value and respect.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Ft. Worth
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DFW, I don't find any rudeness in Loves2Read comment and even otherwise on his/her postings. Occasionally I have seen him/her suggesting new posters to post on appropriate forums to get better response but that's actually helping the moderator. During our process of relocation to DFW, Loves2Read postings/ opinions along with a few others I really value and respect.
Than maybe you haven't read all her postings. On a few occasions, there have been some posts where IMO were rude, again this is my opinion. There are ways you can post on here w/out being rude. I never said that he/she does it all the time, and I stated that she does bring alot to this forum with her experience and her knowledge. I am not on here to argue, again it was my opinion.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:17 PM
 
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I am not on here to argue, again it was my opinion.
Me neither. I have seen him/her give a detail response to numerous anxious posters looking for help and opinion consistently on a given day. To get a feel and pulse of this city/ area i did read a lot of postings of all major contributors on the Dallas/ Fort Worth message boards. May be you caught some verbiage/ thoughts not aligned with your personal opinion and thought it rude. You have to give the benefit of doubt or credit whatever you call ,on the volume of quality thoughts overflown on a single day for all the folks he/she tries to assist.
Peace.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: by DFW Airport
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OSB with the RB on it the next time you replace your roof is the way to go. Ridge Vent. Soffet Vents. Add blow in insulation. REPEAT Add blow in insulation. These things will make a great difference, but you also have to weatherproof your house and seal cracks where the AC can leave the house AND if you use incandescent light bulbs, they add much more heat to your house than you realize. Keep the lights to a minimum when not needed. Use the stove vent when cooking to direct heat out of the house. Plant a large tree or two for shade. West/Southwest side of the house is where you want most of the shade trees to be.
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