Attic insulation cost per sq ft. Material Comparison R-Value $ cost fiberglass / cellulose/ spray foam Determine cost/value ratio and measure performance?R49 is minimum code for…
Green Attic typically adds 2x6 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.
Attic Ventilation Lower ambient temperatures and remove humidity. Keep out pests and control air quality. 5 Types Of Attic Ventilation There are five main types of…
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.
8 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality of Your Home While reducing energy costs, improving lifestyle and comfort. Hint, our most effective recommendations are not on the…