Shayne began his career in residential construction and remodeling, 10 years prior to entering the Home Performance industry. After receiving his training with the Building Performance Institute (BPI), he spent 8 years working for several Home Performance companies, including Access Green, The Home Energy Detective, Accurate Energy Partners, and a non - profit organization, LEAP.
In his free time, when he is not traveling around the East Coast with his son's Basketball and Football teams, Shayne enjoys creating paintings in oil, playing guitar and practicing martial arts
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This Sterling, VA homeowner had a utility room that backed up to their garage. There was a lot of air leakage allowing cold air to travel through the utility room and into the basement making it cold in the winter.
Thermax foam boards and one part foam was used to seal this air leakage off, and to keep it safe from flammability. Thermax is a fire resistant material.
This Sterling, VA homeowner had a nice storage area beneath the stairwell that is adjacent to their garage. The cold garage air made this room very cold int he winter. Comfenergy used Thermax foam boards and two part foam to air seal it and make it warm to put to better use!
This Sterling, VA homeowner called us out to lower his energy bills, but we couldn't get into the attic because there was no access. We cut the drywall and created a new access with trim.
Once we created an attic access in this homeowner's home, we found two bathroom attic fans that were exhausting into the attic. In the wintertime, this hot humid air, blowing into a cold attic will create condensation and possibly mold on organic material. We took action and vented them outside of the house through the gable.
This Great Falls, VA homeonwer was actually a repeat customer. They were so impressed with what spray foam insulation had done in other areas of their home, that they asked for more now in other areas.
Here we set up the appropriate containment barrier for detailed cleaning of Mold
Photos of mold on a set of basement stairs in Hamilton, VA. Stairs were cleaned within a contained area with negative pressure maintained. Stairs were cleaned with industrial strength Hydrogen Peroxide, with HEPA vacuuming before and after chemical treatment.
These stairs were in a basement room that had little or no moisture control. After addressing the moisture issue we provided detailed cleaning services to assure good air quality for the occupants of this historic home.
Proper continment was established and then a protocol of HEPA Vac, Treat with Peroxide, HEPA Vac was deployed in order to remove mold spores.
This home in Haymarket, Virginia has a unique architecture for the area and the turrets you see ont he front of the house were too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
Comfenergy used spray foam to fix the problem.
The homeowner of this Fairfax Station historic home was looking for a way to lower their utility bills. The Comfenergy comfort and energy consultant provided a great solution that would lower utility bills all year round, and provide a great storage space in the attic!!
This homeowner had a drafty brick fireplace that allowed cold air into the home during the winter. It also allowed hot/humid air into the home during th summer. A new Pop-Top was installed on the chimney so they could close it up when not in use to stop air from coming in or going out.
There were severs drafts coming through the knee-walls of this Alexandria, VA home. Comfenergy used closed cell spray foam to air seal and insulate them to stop these drafts.
This Alexandria, VA home had a tremendous amount of air drafting through the knee-wall/storage space. Comfenergy used Thermax foam boards to air seal and insulate them. Thermax is used in storage areas due to its ability to also provide a fire resistant flame barrier per code.
This before/after picture series shows an "Everlast" crawl space access door that we install during a crawl space encapsulation. It's made of polypropylene plastic so its durable and will not rot away. It's installed with weatherstriping and hand tightened wing nuts keep it in place and air tight. Easy to remove and light weight too.
The following before/after pictures are from a knee-wall in Alexandria, VA that we encapsulated with closed cell spray foam. This made the top floor warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer....plus lessens draftiness on this level of the home.
This Linden, VA homeowner had mold growing on the drywall in the garage ceiling that was causd by the HVAC duct work above the drywall sweating in the summer time. This duct sweating is caused by hot/humid air hitting the cold metal ducting. This makes the air hit dew point and sweat. Then, it dripped on their drywall and over time caused mold to grow.
Comfenergy removed and disposed of the dryall where the mold was growing. Then, we completely encased the metal ducting with closed cell spray foam to air seal it and protect it from the hot/humid air entering the cavity the duct runs through.
This before and after shoto series shows a vertical wall adjacent to an attic. Poorly insulated walls like this can allow hot air from the attic to radiate through the drywall and heat the room on the other side. Closed cell spray foam keeps the heat away from the wall and protects it from heating the room on the other side!!