Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less.
Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components such as around door and window frames, and weatherstripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows.
If your home is experiencing dramatic heat loss, it could be due to a lack of attic insulation. A properly insulated attic plays a key role in keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient. We perform on-site consultations to evaluate your energy needs and install various insulation types. Contact us today for a free estimate.
The Science of Heat Transfer
Heat can often seep through the cracks and crevices in the attic, which creates problems during all seasons. It is a natural scientific process for heat to move to cooler areas. The warmth from the summer sun can just as easily seep in during the summer as your conditioned air can leak out in the winter. Proper attic insulation will prevent this transfer.
Batts Insulation green product– This product is for our more budget-minded clients that need affordable solutions. Batts can come in rolls which already measure the standard width between wall studs. This makes installation for professionals easy. Although it boasts an incredible price, it is less effective than other products we provide.
When it is installed, it requires cutting pieces to fit each space. This leaves small gaps and seams that allow heat transfer. While our professional precision reduces this effect, it cannot be eliminated without the assistance of another product. We often recommend using spray foam with fiberglass to create the most affordable and effective attic insulation solution.
Icynene spray foam insulation is an insulation and air barrier material that seals walls, floors and ceiling cavities against air movement, including spaces around electrical outlets and light fixtures and where walls meet windows and doors. Icynene spray foam insulation can provide an effective air barrier insulation to minimize air infiltration through walls and ceilings, preventing drafts, cold spots and energy loss. The performance of Icynene spray foam insulation means that humid indoor/outdoor air is restricted from entering the walls & ceilings and condensing, thereby minimizing the possibility of moisture entrapment & build-up within the wall & ceiling cavities. This is conducive to preventing building envelope failure due to moisture damage.
Icynene spray foam insulation products include half-pound, open-cell and two-pound, closed-cell solutions which can be used separately or in tandem within a project to provide long-term thermal comfort and air sealing. Icynene spray foam insulation products are installed by extensively training and licensed Icynene® contractors only.
Icynene® can maintain its installed R-values throughout its service life, contrary to air permeable insulation types that lose their field thermal performance over time due to the deterioration in the insulation quality (sagging & shrinking) and ongoing convective current loops within the insulation (up to 50% loss).
Insulation that is damaged is insulation that is not performing its job properly. Rodents that make their home in your attic have a tendency to destroy insulation fibers, and the droppings they leave behind cause contamination.
Not only is efficiency reduced, but these contaminants and airborne particles will now be spread through air vents. Additionally, excess moisture in the environment can cause mold to grow, which creates significant health risks.
Insulation that is damaged is insulation that is not performing its job properly. Rodents that make their home in your attic have a tendency to destroy insulation fibers, and the droppings they leave behind cause contamination. Not only is efficiency reduced, but these contaminants and airborne particles will now be spread through air vents. Additionally, excess moisture in the environment can cause mold to grow, which creates significant health risks.