As always we will tell you air seal before you blow in your insulation in the attic space of your home! This saves money, disconnects your attic space from your living space.. and that adds to comfort and makes your home much more cozy!
Air sealing is an unsung hero in our fight against global warming and energy usage reduction in your home! Most the time you cannot see it, and if you can find an area we air sealed, you still do not get to see the full scope of the job! Here is a great before and after everyone can relate to.
Air seal before insulating, if you have gone through many of our albums, you will see we preach this topic often. You can find this is backed up by the DOE, EPA, RESNET, and BPI. We not only offer this, we encourage it!
Before insulating or reinsulating, make sure to air seal your attic flat, attached garage, and band/rim joist (top of basement wall area).
This home in Point Pleasant Beach was experiencing uneven temperatures throughout the home. We decided to evaluate the attic and discovered old, worn fiberglass insulation. Insulation without a high R-value is almost like not having insulation at all! Air leaks through the cracks in the attic, and so does money.
We recommended our Tru-Soft cellulose insulation. We cleaned out the debris in the attic and got to work. Luckily cellulose insulation can be blown in on top of the already existing insulation, it has a high R-value, and fills in all of the gaps of the attic nicely.
Now these homeowners are spending less on their energy bills!