Our goal with attic insulation is to control the movement of heat through your ceiling and into the attic. Some may not know, but insulation does not “stop cold air”, it provides resistance against heat loss.
During winter the winter season insulation stops the heat in your house from escaping into your attic. Even with efficient heating systems, heating costs will not be significantly reduced if the attic is not properly insulated.
Through our collective experience, we find the most poorly insulated and ventilated area of your home is the attic space. As noted, poor insulation will result in heat loss. Another factor is ventilation. Insufficient ventilation can cause Ice Dams and even Mold Growth which can cause health issues and property damage. Remember, it is critical to add proper ventilation if you are insulating your attic.
Most homes in Massachusetts lack the amount of insulation needed in the walls to keep their homes comfortable. This is especially true for older homes that precede current building code standards. Poorly insulated walls can result in high utility bills, comfort problems and greater outdoor noise penetrating through walls.
To remediate these issues, we look to dense-pack your walls with cellulose insulation. We do this by removing small pieces of siding from your exterior walls, drilling 2 inch holes, and then filling the wall cavities with dense-packed cellulose insulation. Once complete, we plug the hole, weather seal, and reinstall the siding.
Even though you don’t live in your Crawlspace or Basement, it could be one of the greatest sources of problems in your home. The space underneath your home is not only the foundation of your home, but also where the home meets the earth, and all those things that come with it. It is critical to protect your home from all the things that come with that, more specifically:
If you have a crawl space in your home, don’t overlook it when it comes time for insulation! Ignoring the rarely-used lowest levels of a home like crawl spaces can cost you a lot of money. Keeping these spaces insulated can maximize your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills!