Category Archives: Attic

Attic Conversion San Antonio

Another popular trend in the United States housing market is converting an existing attic into livable space such as an extra bedroom or an office.  It makes sense to use existing attics if the attic has enough height and space…

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Blown Attic Insulation vs Batt Insulation

Both Blown Insulation and Batt Insulation have pro’s and con’s to them.  Are you going to do the install yourself or are you going to hire a professional?  If you are planning on doing it yourself, Blown Insulation is the…

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Floor insulation under the house

Adding Floor Insulation to the underside of your home can help lessen cold air drafts and increase the energy efficiency of your home.   Many of Rhino Design Builds clients that we remodel homes for in the San Antonio area ask…

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Common Air Leaks in Homes

This illustration shows how common air leaks are caused in a home and where they occur.  You can help stop air leaks around windows and doors with silicone caulking.  Check the exterior for cracked or missing caulking.  Remove the old…

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Radiant Barrier

Radiant Barrier is material that is installed in attics to reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss. This reduces building heating and cooling energy usage, saving money on monthly energy bills.  The potential benefit of attic radiant barrier is…

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How do i know if I have enough insulation in my attic?

A quick and easy way to see if you need more Attic Insulation is to look across your attic. If your insulation is level with or below the joists, you probably need to add more insulation(but remember to seal the…

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Save money on heating costs this winter

The following information is recommended by Rhino Design Build for San Antonio and surrounding areas. * Do an energy audit of your house, identifying areas where heated air is leaking out. Check around doors, windows, fireplaces, and other areas that…

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