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Various Types of Insulation and Why Attic Insulation is a Beneficial Option

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 18, 2019 3:55:52 PM

A well-maintained property can last for decades. Insulation is one key maintenance factor in your home. Proper insulation has an "R-Value", which defines heat-deferral potential.

In addition to greater comfort within your home and reduced energy bills, deferring heat impact through high R-value insulation increases property value. Various types of insulation include:

  • Fiberglass Batts and Blankets
  • Loose-Fill Insulation
  • SIPs
  • Spray Foam Insulation
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Topics: Insulation, attic insulation, money saving tips, home insulation in las vegas, las vegas home insulation, save money, energy efficient

Safety Precautions and Tools to Use When Removing a Broken Lightbulb from Its Socket

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 13, 2019 2:26:00 PM

Who hasn’t accidentally broken a lightbulb while trying to remove it from the socket? Next time you replace a broken or burned-out bulb, here are some simple, effective tools you can use to safely remove the base that’s stuck inside the socket:

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Topics: education, home maintenance checklist, home maintenance in las vegas, Las Vegas Home Maintenance, energy efficient, home safety, tips

How the Sun Affects Your Roof - Pt. 1

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 12, 2019 11:12:00 AM

You wouldn't be the only homeowner who assumes that summer storms and Las Vegas's infamous monsoons pose the biggest threat to your roof.

And it's true: roof damage can be caused from torrential rains, flash flooding and frequent lightning strikes. But when it comes to Enemy No. 1, make sure you have your shades on. The scorching Las Vegas sun poses the most serious threat to your roof in three ways – and First Quality Roofing & Insulation wants to ensure you know how to protect it in the first of this two-part series.

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Topics: roof maintenance, roof inspections, roof repairs, las vegas roofing, roof maintenance in las vegas, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roof replacement, roof damage

Tips to Knock Out Your Home Maintenance To-Do's in a Flash

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 7, 2019 11:07:00 AM

Home maintenance: such an important responsibility yet one that can be easily overlooked. If you're like many homeowners, you know how fast your to-do list can grow as the months pass by. Thankfully, there are a few simple tricks you can use to complete these tasks quickly and effectively. Here are five helpful tips that will prepare you to knock out your home maintenance to-do’s in a flash:

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Topics: Home Maintenance, education, home maintenance checklist, home maintenance in las vegas, Las Vegas Home Maintenance, tips

Set the Proper Mood by Choosing the Right Colors for Your Home

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 4, 2019 10:31:00 AM

The colors you choose for your home will have a direct impact on your mood and will dictate how other people feel in your home. If you’re trying to sell your home, this can influence the decisions of potential buyers. Additionally, if your exterior color scheme vastly differs from others in the neighborhood, it could impact how your property is listed among realtors. Because of these factors, it’s important to keep the following in mind before choosing interior and exterior colors for your home:

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Topics: roof replacement, education, Home Improvement, home improvements in las vegas, las vegas home renovations, roof color, tips

Major Indicators of an Electrical Problem in Your Home

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 28, 2019 11:23:51 AM

Approximately 2,000 electrical fires occur in homes across America every month. These are typically caused by faulty wiring, cords, plugs, lighting fixtures, surge protectors, and meter boxes, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. However, a fire can be prevented by heeding these signs of an electrical problem:

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Topics: education, home safety, tips, Health

Feeling Blue? How the Right Lighting Can Change Your Internal Hue

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 27, 2019 11:09:00 AM

When you’re feeling tired, sluggish or irritable, the last thing you need is several rainy days to add to your gloom. It can feel like a heavy weight until the sun finally peeks out from the clouds, brightening your mood on the spot.

In this way, the sun is acting like a teacher, too: Research linking the effect of sunlight on mood consistently shows that light energizes the brain, kick-starting the “feel good” chemicals known as beta-endorphin and serotonin. When you can't wait or don’t want to wait for the sun’s rays to reenergize you, take a lesson from the sun and make some subtle but important changes to brighten your home – and your mood – at the same time.

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Topics: education, tips, Winter, Health

3 Home Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Forget to Do This Winter

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 21, 2019 8:23:00 AM

Each season brings a new set of tasks that must be done to keep your home properly maintained. But sometimes these tasks get put off or forgotten about altogether. Here are three home maintenance tasks you definitely don’t want to forget to take care of this winter:

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Topics: Home Maintenance, education, Las Vegas, temperature, home maintenance in las vegas, Las Vegas Home Maintenance, energy efficient, home safety, tips, Winter

Conserve Energy This Winter with These Tips

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 19, 2019 9:46:00 AM

Whether you love the winter weather or are counting down to warmer days ahead, there is one place we can all agree that the cold air definitely doesn’t belong – inside the home. Keep your home comfortable and reduce your energy consumption with these tips on how to conserve energy during the winter:

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Topics: education, money saving tips, save money, energy efficient, tips

The Importance of Not Going Overboard with a Home Renovation

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM

When you start to renovate your home, it’s normal to get excited about all your customization options. However, when it comes time for you to sell, too much customization often makes it difficult to get a decent offer. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by avoiding these four home renovation mistakes:

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Topics: Insider, education, Las Vegas, tips