Hill Country Insulation is a certified expert in energy efficiency and home performance. We want you to understand our recommendations. Our blog will help inform your decisions on what improvements you should make to your home in order to save money, stay comfortable year-round and reduce your carbon footprint.

If you have a specific question or would like to learn more about an aspect of building science, let us know. We want to provide you with the information you need to make your home the best it can be!

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May 14, 2018

You've heard of spray foam insulation, but why would you want to use it over other types of traditional insulation?

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April 18, 2018

If you're getting a tax refund this year, your better time is now! What better way to stretch your refund dollars than to put them into your Austin area home where you'll be able to appreciate them for years to come?

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April 11, 2018

With Austin's rainiest months approaching fast, it's the perfect time to think about the gutters on your home or commercial property. How long ago were they installed? Do they leak? Are they separating at the seams? Have you really looked at them in the last few years?

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March 27, 2018

If you've ever researched ways to improve home efficiency, you've probably heard that attic insulation is one of the smartest home upgrades you can make. This is because of how air and heat travel through the home.

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March 13, 2018

One part of the home that homeowners in the area often neglect to insulate is the rim joists. Proper rim joist insulation is essential for eliminating air leaks, regulating indoor moisture, keeping indoor temperatures comfortable, and more.

January 9, 2018

Snow may be falling in areas around the country, but here in central Texas, it looks like temperatures are going to remain above freezing for the foreseeable future. While snow isn't much of an issue here, rain can cause its fair share of problems for Pflugerville area homeowners. One common complaint we hear is standing water in gutters.

December 29, 2017

When extreme weather hits, we close the doors and windows and turn up the heat (or the air conditioning!). If your home in the Pflugerville area hasn't been air sealed, you've actually just opened a window to pollutants that can contribute to an increased number of colds and health issues year-round.

December 4, 2017
Gutters play an important role in maintaining the structural integrity of your Pflugerville area home. They keep rain and debris from falling directly onto your siding, doors and windows, and water from pooling around the foundation.
November 29, 2017
The weather may still be warm here in the Pflugerville and greater Austin area, but that doesn’t mean your home will be exempt from cold drafts this winter. Drafts are a common headache for many homeowners in the area, and the primary source isn’t necessarily what you might think.
November 16, 2017
Have you been in your attic lately? Have you even thought about it? Attics, especially those with only small, out-of-the-way access hatches, are so often out of sight, they’re also out of mind.


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