Archive for August 30, 2016

How To Improve Home Attic Efficiency

August 30, 2016

There are several ways to reduce the amount of heat that builds up on a homes attic during the summertime and escapes during the wintertime. By reducing the extreme temperatures in a house, the homeowner will save money on utility bills and reduce their impact on the environment. This is especially important for homes in the Katy, Texas area. Unlike other parts of the country, the south has a warmer climate more months of the year. Relative humidity is also higher in Katy than other parts of the country and even the state. Finding the best solutions for reducing energy costs, making the home more comfortable and doing it affordably are all important factors for homeowners. These methods can be used by themselves or together to reduce the amount of heat trapped in Katy attics.

Radiant Heat Barriers A radiant heat barrier is sprayed on the interior of a homes attic either on the ceiling and eaves or on the floor, depending on the layout and design of the house. The energy contained in the suns rays that hit the roof and penetrates is called radiant heat. This is what makes attics so hot in the summer. When the suns radiant heat is reflected by spray-on barriers, up to 81 percent of the heat will go back up into the air and atmosphere, rather than penetrating the home.

According to statistics, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., the temperature of an attic in the Katy area runs more than 20 degrees higher than the outdoor temperature. When the outdoor air is 95 degrees F at 3 p.m., the average attic temperature is 125 degrees F. With under insulation and a radiant heat barrier in Katy, the average attic temperature at 3 p.m. is about 82 degrees F.

Insulation Fiberglass insulation prevents outdoor air from entering the attic and the air indoors from escaping. It typically has a life span of 30 to 40 years and is fire resistant. Using blown-in attic insulation in Katy allows the upper air to be separated from the air in the living space below. With reliable insulation, a home can be more energy efficient by not allowing the hotter air to mix with the comfortable living space area below in the summertime.

Roofing Vents Air vents on the roof and in the attic prevent the temperature from becoming stagnant. Circulation prevents higher heat. Vents are strategically placed in the homes roof to reduce heat build-up and help save on energy bills. Unlike drafts left from gaps in the roof structure, vents provide covered exits and fans to assist with circulation while protecting the home from moisture damage.

Get Loads of Easy Diy Shed Plans

August 21, 2016

If you need a storage shed you are probably wondering how to build a shed? If you are good with tools, this will not pose too great a challenge for you. All you need is the right plans to follow for buying and building with. With the wrong plans, this can be a tedious task. In contrast, this will be a simple job if you have the correct plans.

Your first step is of course measure the spot you want to put your shed. Doing this will enable you to determine which size shed you can erect. Once the area and size are determined, it is time for you to buy your DIY shed plans.

After you purchase your plans then you have what you need to know which materials to buy. You need to get all the wood you need to the project. Additionally, you will need a wide variety of tools so make sure you have them all. Your pre-drawn scheme should help.

Once you have all your lumber and tools, you have to chop your wood to size. Having all the wood cut and prepared will shorten the assembly time a great deal.

Your first step is to lay all of the framework on the floor and nail it together. Most people today use nail guns to do this job. After the floor’s foundation is completed, check to see if it is square. At this point, you need to put the boards down for the floor. This is usually sheets of plywood cut to fit. Remember to nail the floorboards securely.

Then, lay out your side supporters and create the framework for each side. Remember to leave an opening for the door. Then place the sheets of plywood in place for the walls and nail in. Now place all outer and inner trim work onto the foundation as is outlined in the blueprint. Each plan differs at this stage though depending on the style of shed.

After the walls are up, it is time to put the rafters and framework up for the roof. Nail them in place while consulting your plans. Next, hem in the shed with your plywood for the roof. Complete any needed trimming for the wood at this point.

Connect both doors by utilizing the proper hardware. Verify that they fit correctly to guarantee they will function properly. There is nothing worse than doors that do not fit right.

Sand and paint your shed whatever color you choose. Be sure to check that you are using outdoor paint, so it will withstand weather conditions. It is a good idea to buy roof shingles for your shed, this is a personal preference and it is not necessary. Naturally, you will need to learn how to do your own shingles before attempting it yourself.

Now that you are an expert in how to build a shed, go purchase your plans. You will save a great deal of money when building you own shed over a ready-built one. You will be filled with a sense of pride each time you glance over at the shed you built on your own. So go and build your shed today!

Is Yoli a Scam

August 12, 2016

Before I’ve done my researching on Yoli all I was thinking of was what kind of name is this? After all the researches that i’ve done all I can answer is they seem to have done their homework on each aspect of their company besides their name. MLM startups are naturally risky, but in Yoli’s case I have a solid degree of confidence they’ll make it long term. Keep reading to find out why

Yoli Blast Caps – What’s with the hype?

Like with any other review, we will start with the most crucial one, the product, as it is the best place to recognize a scam. Every MLM must be fixed in a product of real consumer value or the chance will crash sooner or later. Yoli’s Blast Caps product line reminds me of a lot of Agel’s suspension gel product line. Even though the products are very different the selling points are a lot similar. Both companies were the first of their kind in their respective markets as well..

The Blast Cap concept is so easy you will be surprised as to why it took so long for somebody to think of it. Basically what you have is a nutritional powder packed in the shape of a cap that is screwed onto re-usable bottles. Screw the Blast Cap on, push down to release the powder, shake and drink.

By using their distinctive Blast Cap delivery approach, Yoli is able to gain a whole host of product benefits giving them an edge on the competition:

1. Reduces wasted plastic – good for the environment
2. Lessens shipping charge – good for keeping fee/pricing at a minimum and good for the environment
3. Maintains maximum nutritional potency – by eliminating the pasteurization and bottling process that kill the vast majority of nutritional value in functional beverage drinks
4. Eradication of preservatives, fillers and chemicals essential in bottled beverages

The company has an entire host of marketing angles due to the uniqueness of the Yoli Blast Cap idea. I’d have to say their marketing materials & website (with the exclusion of a few cheesy videos) do a great job of cashing in on the advantages essential with their product line.

As a whole I am impressed with what Yoli has brought to the table. They an innovative concept, which gives them a strong advantage in a very big and budding industry. I’m not going to be surprised if they are on their way to become a long term company in the marketplace.

Yoli Hybrid MLM Pay Plan

The Yoli comp plan is not as earth shattering as they make it to be, but it is solid. The hybrid concept of combining a binary with uni-level by adding matching bonuses has been done many times. The difference is in how many ranks they have and by advancing these ranks they will potentially pay matching bonuses down 10 levels. This is the first time I’ve heard a company pay matching bonuses down this far, not to say it hasn’t been done, it’s just this is the first time I’ve seen one.

I like this MLM compensation plan. It utilizes the binary which can build synergy, momentum and team building. It also minimizes binary free-loading through their carefully structured rank advancement levels. The most important part of the MLM pay plan is it only gives commissions on the movement of product.

There is another more subtle aspect that can’t be ignored. Yoli can keep their product prices reasonable without cutting into distributor commissions because it cuts out so much excess in the production process. This is something heavily touted in one of the company’s videos titled “Competitive Price Points” and I don’t want to sound like I’m echoing their own marketing material but they are 100% right on this point.

Yoli’s Company and Leadership…

As a startup company, there is not much track record to look at. It only makes sense then to look at the history and experience of the people behind the company. Yoli was started by 6 persons who have verifiably and very remarkable track records. Corey Citron, who, is considered a god in multi-level Marketing, is their CMO. Corey looks to lead the company from the viewpoint of having been in and knowing the needs of the field, along with the rest of the founders..

This “by distributors, for distributors” motto is significant, it means that they are committed to the network marketing business model. It’s very easy for corporate officers to get envious when top distributors begin earning more than they do, let’s keep our fingers crossed that the people behind Yoli don’t forget what it’s like to be on the other side.

There are a lot of networking companies that boast of having the finest comp plan

There are quite a lot of networking companies that claim of having a great product

There are only a handful multi-level Marketing companies that sell moderately priced products

There are barely any that deliver on all 3.

If I wasn’t already committed elsewhere, Yoli is one of the few startups that I would consider joining myself. I would gave Yoli all 5 stars if I was to give out a rating. But it boils down to the fact that, you must be convinced 100% yourself, your friends and associates are not going to care what I think. As good of a multilevel marketing opportunity as I think Yoli is, it won’t be a piece of cake. If you choose to join the company, dedicate a year of your time or don’t join at all.

Foam Board Insulation for your Enclosed Carport, Garage or Metal Building

August 4, 2016

Among the most effective and easy-to-install insulation choices for your enclosed carport, garage or metal building is foam board. The same stuff that NASA has used to insulate a space shuttles external tank, keeping its liquid hydrogen fuel at minus 423F and its liquid oxygen tank at near minus 297F to prevent ice buildups on the inner fuel tanks exterior surface, can be used to keep your metal carport toasty in the wintertime and cool during the summer.

While fiberglass insulation works by slowing down the rate of passage of heat into your home during hot summers and out of your enclosed carport, garage or metal building in winter, foam board insulation brings that passage to a halt by completely sealing all cavities and spaces in your structures walls. These unsealed voids are the primary source of energy loss, which means more money out of your pocket and into your energy providers coffers.

Enclosed car port foam board is a bit more expensive than fiberglass and may require professional installation. But its “R value” (its measure of thermal resistance) can be three times that of fiberglass. The higher a structures R value, the better its insulations effectiveness. If you plan to spend lots of time in your carport, garage or metal building (for instance, if you plan to use it as a workshop, office or recreational room), the long-term energy cost savings over fiberglass can be significant.

Foam board insulation can be applied to steel carports, enclosed garages or pole building in several ways: as rigid panels attached to your carport, garage or metal building inner walls or as a chemical mixture prayed from aerosol containers or a pressure sprayer (A third method involves foam board in the form of loose beads poured into masonry blocks in more traditional construction). Rigid foam board insulation typically comes 4×8 sheets and can be cut to fit your structures walls using a craft knife or fine toothed handsaw, then applied to your walls using construction adhesive. Two important notes: 1) Because foam boards absorb water vapor, you must cover the insulation with a moisture or vapor barrier and 2) because foam board is flammable, building codes in virtually all areas require that it be covered with fire resistant paneling or drywall.

Foam board also can be sprayed directly on to your walls via aerosol containers or pressure sprayers. It is recommended that you hire a professional installer for this method, as it can involve complex equipment. And because foam boar seals your enclosed carport, garage or metal building so tight, an air exchange may need to be installed. However, this results in superior indoor air quality because air pollutants such as pollen and dust have no way in. Foam board insulation also can help ward off mold, pest and insects for most enclosed carports.