Why Seal and Isulate

Save Energy and Money

Air leaks in your home’s envelope through outer walls, windows, doors and other openings waste a lot of energy and increases you utility costs. A well-sealed envelope with the right amount of insulation can make a real difference on your utility bills.

Many code built homes do not have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. If you were to add up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year.

Increase Comfort

Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of your home and help fix many of these common problems:

  • Reduces noise from outside
  • Less pollen, dust and insects entering your home
  • Better humidity control
  • Lower chance for ice dams on the roof/eves in our snowy climate

Does your Attic insulation measure up?

You can save up to 15% on your energy bills with a properly insulated attic.

To determine if your attic needs additional insulation you can go up into your attic and carefully measure the depth of your insulation.

  • An indication that you may need more insulation if you can see the floor joists, they should be covered.
  • Your insulation depth should be between 16” to 18” in our climate.
  • You want to make sure that your insulation is even throughout your attic.

The next important step is to make sure that any air leaks are sealed.

Sealing the attic can deliver substantial benefits to your home. Warm air wants to rise and will go out through any openings in your attic that have not been properly sealed.

Sealing air leaks is the most important first step before adding insulation. You will want to make sure that the contractor seals any leaks prior to adding insulation.

They need to check and seal:

Plumbing stacks, any recessed lighting, attic access hatch, return grills and any area where the insulation looks dirty this may be a place where air is moving through.

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