Green Attic typically adds 2×6 framing over the top of existing framing ( taking into account the mechanicals, pipes, conduit, and other landmines on the attic floor, a raised platform provides a smooth surface for storage. This method like some of the above methods reduces head clearance and storage space but does not compromise the insulation.
8 Causes and Locations of Moisture to Discover in Basements and Crawlspaces Prior To Installing Basement Insulation
Basement Insulation requires some extra thought due to the basement / crawl space reputation of dampness due to numerous causes. Explore what to solve and learn before proceeding to insulation.
if your unconditioned attic contains a furnace for heating or cooling system, it is likely loosing a high percentage of its intended heating or cooling delivery temp before it reaches the conditioned room
Eliminate Animal Infestation 1. air seal 2. remove feces 3. disinfect 4 ventilate 5 insulate 6 seal hatch 7 seal exterior 7 Better methods of preventing mice squirrels and raccoons in your attic
Thinking about getting more insulation? Did your roofer or HVAC technician point out inadequate insulation? Did your inspection report recommend insulation. Stop. Read this first. Here are 10 questions to ask your estimator to take control of the process
An energy audit generally consists of air leakage detection and identification, insulation evaluation, house heating system evaluation, water heating evaluation, appliance evaluation, computer and electronics evaluation, doors and windows, evaluation, lighting evaluation, personal habits, blower door test for CFM and ACH, and a summary report.
We focus on the customers concern, the reason for the call, so the general items listed on a typical audit may or may not take center stage during the audit. The homeowner relies on us to direct the conversation towards truth, fact based building science, and energy conservation.
An Icicle is simply a measuring stick of heat loss from the attic. Ice dams form when snow melts on the top, warmer part of a roof, water flows down to the colder eave overhang, where it refreezes. As the ice accumulates, it forms a blockage that prevents additional snowmelt from flowing off the roof. It can be prevented by adding insulation, proper air sealing and ventilation of the attic.