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This home in Herndon, VA was experiencing cold drafts this winter and found it expensive to keep their home warm. In the attic there was very little insulation and had a low R value. We used our TruSoft Blown-in Insulation resulting in a less drafty and more comfortable home.
This set of before and after photos shows the difference between light, fluffy fiberglass insulation and new TruSoft cellulose insulation in an attic. Here are the differences you may not know:
1. Fiberglass is more susceptible to something called "wind washing". In a vented attic assembly wind can blow around in the attic and it can easily pass through the fiberglass. TruSoft cellulose packs tighter and it's harder for wind to travel through it.
2. Rodents and insects LOVE fiberglass. They nest in it and make it home.....right above your head. TruSoft cellulose is chemically washed with a liquid borate which deters rodents and insects by irritating their respiratory system.
3. TruSoft cellulose has a higher R value per inch than fiberglass.
4. TruSoft cellulose is also less succeptible to flame spread than fiberglass as well.....
Call Comfenergy today to learn more!
This Jeffersonton, VA homeowner has suffered from high humidity in the basement of their home for years. The basement is attached to a low ceiling crawl space built on a slab. The high humidity is typically caused by:
1. Drainage of ground water from outside.
2. Hydrostatic water table pressure coming up from below.
3. Hot/humid air coming into the basement and hitting cold surfaces.
These before and after photos show how Comfenergy solved the humidity issue. A perimeter drainage system was installed in the slab around the perimeter of the crawl space. CleanSpace (20 mil) vapor barrier is tucked behind the perimeter drain. Then Thermax foam wall panels are installed to provide the proper air sealing and insulation value. Thermax also provides a thermal barrier for fire protection and meet codes.
Now the basement and crawl space are nice and dry!
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!!
This customer in Mclean, VA called us as they wanted to add more insulation in the attic. We did air sealing to stop the air leakage, as well as built plywood dams to keep the insulation in place and off the newly built storage deck. New decking was installed for storage and air sealed at the seams. Insulation was upgraded to R60. The result of doing this is better insulation & air sealing keeping the house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.