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  • What Makes Vinyl Windows Energy Efficient?

    With summer almost here many homeowners are looking towards ways to reduce energy bills once it becomes time to turn on the air conditioners. One of the biggest problems that people run into when attempting to boost home efficiency for the summer is energy loss, and the source can often be traced to a home’s windows. If you’re ready to switch your old windows out for something new, you may be confused about where to start. At Zerodraft, we recommend vinyl windows for those who are looking to get

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  • What is Home Performance?

    At Zerodraft, we place a great deal of focus on the principles of home performance. We talk about the concept of home performance quite a bit, but what does it actually mean for your home? Generally speaking, home performance is a whole-home approach to comfort, energy efficiency and costs. Home performance analyzes all the interacting systems in your home (HVAC, occupants, appliances, climate, etc) to make full, holistic home upgrades. Enhancing home performance and energy efficiency is about t

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  • Zerodraft Accepts 2015 Commitment Award from Syracuse Housing Authority

    Zerodraft’s Commercial Division Manager, Joseph Shaffer, recently accepted the the 2015 Commitment Award from the Syracuse Housing Authority. The award recognizes Zerodraft’s demonstrated commitment to hiring and training Section 3 residents for its recent insulation project with the Syracuse Housing Authority. "It's an honor to receive this recognition", Shaffer said, adding " Zerodraft is deeply committed to making a positive difference." Zerodraft was the only contractor to receive the honor

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  • How to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

    Any Albany homeowner who has ever experienced ice dams in the past, knows that they can be a serious pain. Add to this the fact that ice dams can end up costing you quite a bit of money if left unaddressed, and it’s clear that putting some work into preventing winter ice dams is a necessity this fall. What ice dams typically do is cause water to back up on the roof of a home, which can damage walls, ceilings, insulation and any other parts of the home that are nearby. Plus, huge icicles can form

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  • Why do I need Attic Insulation in the Summer?

    Insulation creates a barrier between the outside and the living space, keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The walls and roof are, of course, major components of this exterior-interior barrier. But it’s just as important to address the division between the interior zones of the attic and the living space. Why is that? Heat travels in 3 ways: From one surface to another facing surface (radiation) Between two surfaces in direct contact (conduction) With air flows (co

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