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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Henges Insulation: Closed for Thanksgiving

Henges Insulation in Kansas City will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday and will re-open on Monday, Nov. 29. Our regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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EcoSeal Insulation at Henges Insulation

You’re invited to attend a live demonstration of the new EcoSeal insulation at Henges Insulation in Kansas City next week. If you would like to attend, please call Henges for more information at 913-764-4600. In the mean time, here is a little more information about EcoSeal:


EcoSeal Insulation:

Manufactured by Knauf Insulation, EcoSeal is a water-based elastomeric sealant that dries to a flexible but tough film, forming an effective, continuous and affordable air barrier in the penetrations and joints of your building envelope, including exterior walls, attics and floors.

EcoSeal and EcoBatt or premium blowing wool, the foundations of the Knauff Insulation & Sealing System (KISS), can help you achieve total energy efficiency inside your home. EcoSeal and EcoBatt are also made with eco-friendly materials, making it a healthy and safe solution for protecting against air infiltration.

Contact Henges Insulation in Kansas City for installation information.

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6 Gas Log Sets at Henges in Kansas City

We are no longer servicing or installing fireplaces. Please call us for a recommendation.

Henges Insulation in Kansas City carries 6 different gas log sets for vented and vent-free gas fireplaces and inserts. We have vented and vent-free gas logs made by Monessen and Majestic available in several sizes and styles.

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Gas Log Sets:

Vented log sets work with fireplaces that rely on an open chimney flue or damper, while vent-free logs are designed for fireplaces with closed chimney flues or fireplaces without a flue.

Each log set is expertly crafted to give the appearance of real wood and flames, but each will produce a different level of efficiency. Vent-free gas logs are generally more efficient, but have a less robust flame compared with a vented gas log set.

Stop by Henges Insulation in Kansas City to see displays of our gas log sets and receive advice on buying. Check local building codes before purchasing a gas log set to make sure it is in compliance with the law.

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Sign Up for New Johns Mansville Insulation Seminar in KC

A free seminar on the new CORBOND® Performance Insulation System by Johns Manville will be held at the Overland Park Kansas Convention Center on Thursday, Dec. 9. The “Walls That Work No Matter What” seminar is designed for architects, specifiers, code officials, general contractors, insulation contractors, and distributor partners and is worth 3 AIA/CES credits. Topics will include the history of the wall, how insulation does and does not perform, and “what is climate isolation?” Registration and continental breakfast is at 7:45AM and the seminar will be from 8:30AM – 12:00PM. Parking is complimentary. Here is more information about the seminar presenter Neal Ganser:

“Neal has been in construction for over 40 years, is educated in architecture and is the developer of the CORBOND® Performance Insulation System. He has served as a moisture consultant on the Lincoln/Jefferson Memorials in Washington, D.C., has designed a special insulation system for the Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Convention Center and has been an advisor on countless other projects around the country. Neal is past chairman of the Building Envelope Committee of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance and is a member of the ASTM C-16 Committee.”

Sign up for the “Walls That Work No Matter What” seminar by Dec. 1 by contacting Christine Wuethrich at with the following information:

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Contact Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Kansas City for information about the new CORBOND® Performance Insulation System or to see a live demonstration.

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Get Nostalgic With a Cast Iron Wood Stove

We are no longer servicing or installing fireplaces. Please call us for a recommendation.

Perhaps you grew up with a wood stove, and the thought of stoking a crackling fire in a piping hot stove brings back heartwarming memories. You can keep the tradition alive with today’s modern wood stoves, designed for efficiency and style. Take the Vermont Castings Encore Two-In-One Convertible Stove for example.

Made with high-performance 100% recycled cast iron, the Encore Two-In-One offers catalytic and non-catalytic heating and comes in five versatile colors. Find out if a wood stove is right for you, and take advantage of the federal tax credit up to $1,500 on environmentally friendly appliances through Dec. 31, 2o10. Vermont Castings wood stoves are available at Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Kansas City.

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Gas Fireplace Won’t Light?

Gas Fireplace Won’t Light? If your gas fireplace will not turn on, check your pilot light. Perhaps you forgot that you switched off the pilot light and gas supply to your fireplace last season, or a maybe sudden gust of wind through the fireplace may have accidentally shut off the pilot light. This is a common problem in gas fireplaces and an easy one to fix. Follow these instructions for re-lighting your pilot light. All you need are matches or a butane candle lighter.

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces has a comprehensive team of trained professionals with years of critical, hands-on experience. These experts will help you choose the fireplace or insulation best-suited for your home. Our certified installers have undergone extensive training and regular re-certifications and will work with you to get the job done right.

At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, our experienced team offers nothing less than outstanding customer service. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and competitive pricing. If there is anything we can help you with, please contact us at 913-764-4600 or complete the contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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Artificial Fire Log Options

Artificial fire logs are popular around this time of year for fireplace owners, and today, there are all types of options to choose from.

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Artificial Fire Logs:

Duraflame and Pine Mountain are common brands of artificial fire logs and are typically available at grocery stores, supercenters, and home improvement stores. Each of these manufacturers offers different types of artificial logs to suit consumer preferences such as efficiency, burn time, easy stacking, etc.

Not only are artificial logs convenient, they are eco-friendly too. One study showed that artificial firewood emitted 20% less carbon dioxide than regular firewood. Some artificial firelogs are eco-friendly because they are made from recycled materials such as sawdust, wood chips, and even coffee grounds. All natural firelogs are also available.

Print coupons to save money on Duraflame and Pine Mountain firelogs, and learn how to properly use artificial firelogs.

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9 Benefits of Direct Vent Fireplaces

Direct vent fireplaces are one of Henges Insulation & Fireplaces’ most popular fireplace models, and it’s easy to see why. A direct vent fireplace burns so efficiently that it can be vented directly out a wall rather than through a traditional chimney and vent system.

With authentic-looking gas log fires, many homeowners are taking advantage of the convenience of direct vent fireplace, while enjoying the ambiance of a traditional wood-burning fire too.

Benefits of Direct Vent Fireplaces:

  • Don’t require a chimney
  • Designed for wood-frame construction
  • Easy to install
  • Less expensive
  • Can be placed anywhere in the home
  • No harmful wood smoke
  • Burn gas fuel
  • Easy maintenance
  • More design options

Direct vent fireplaces and stoves manufactured by Monessen are available at Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Kansas City. Sign up to receive blog posts and updates via e-mail from Henges to get fireplace tips sent directly to your inbox.

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