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Home Retrofits

Can you complete all of the recommended improvements?
How does air sealing improve my comfort?
Why would I want to put insulation in my crawl space?

Can you complete all of the recommended improvements?

Our crews are set up to provide comprehensive air sealing throughout your home, as well as install insulation in attics, walls and foundations. We also have affiliations with HVAC contractors who we have worked with extensively.

How does air sealing improve my comfort?

Many homes have a drafty feel to them on a cold or windy day. This is caused when outside air leaks in through holes throughout the home. Most homes allow too much air to move through them, so by determining the proper breathability level and the current air leakage rate, we can determine the level of air sealing needed to improve comfort and energy efficiency while also ensuring proper indoor air quality.

Why would I want to put insulation in my crawl space?

Twenty years ago, the science of crawlspaces in the Mid-Atlantic showed us that venting crawlspaces costs money and compromises comfort; it did not solve the moisture problem that it intended to solve. In 2006, the building codes caught up with the science and now allow conditioned crawlspaces in new homes. We have found that installing a proper vapor barrier on the floor of the crawlspace, then air sealing and insulating the walls, results in the driest crawlspace and the most comfortable room above it.

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