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This Ashburn, VA had rooms over the garage that were too hot in the summer. This is can often be caused by fiberglass batts installed by the builder in the ceiling of the garage. They fall away from the sub-flooring depleting all thermal insulating value. This customer decided to remove the entire garage ceiling and use closed cell spray foam to fix the problem.
Cold floors in rooms above garages are typically caused by air gaps between the sub-flooring above and the fiberglass batt insulation below. Any time insulation does NOT touch the surface you are trying to keep warm or cool...it will NOT work!
See how big the gap between the floor and the insulation is in this Sterling Virginian Home WOW!!!! This might have been the worst we have ever seen...Might be 2-3 feet of a gap!
Our team spray foamed the gaps to ensure no air leakage. These floors are now much more comfortable!
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 Leesburg, VA homeowner had mold growing in their vented attic assembly that was causing the family to develop allergies and get sick very often. Comfenergy discovered this attic mold and treated it with MoldX-2 before air sealing, insulating and providing other services.
These pictures ar eof the mold covered roof joists before and after being treated by Comfenergy with MoldX-2.
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 wise homeowner in Herndon, VA chose to use closed cell spray foam insulation in the walls of their new home. This is a wise investment for comfort and efficiency. Closed cell spray foam not only insulates better than fiberglass batts, it creates a great vapor barrier on the exterior walls.
A roofing company contacted us to insulate a flat roof during the process of them replacing it. These pictures show the before and after of Comfenergy's portion of the project.
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 homeonwer living in The Plains, VA was having trouble reducing the humidity in their home all year round. During the comfort and energy evaluation it was found that the humidity source was the dirt floor crawl space allowing the humidity from the Earth to rise through the house.
Comfenergy installed dimple matting, Terra Block floor insulation, CleanSpace 20 mil vapor barrier, and then closed cell spray foam insulation. Now the humidity can be controlled as it is not allowed to enter the home.
This Broad Run, VA homeowner was suffering from cold floors and kitchen cabinets. Upon a full comfort evalution by Carl Depner, he found there to be cold air coming through the back of the home. This cold air would travle beneath the floors above and even into the kitchen cabinets.
Closed cell spray foam was used to perfect the air and thermal boundary to make the floors and kitchen cabinets warm again!
This crawl space in Delaplane, VA was encapsulated using closed cell spray foam. This was done to make the floors above the crawl space warmer in the winter.
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.
One of the biggest culprits of heat loss in the winter (and high energy bills) is recessed can lights that back to the attic. The attic is outside the home and the top floor in inside the home. These can lights are 6" holes in the ceiling that allow heated air out of the home. Covering them and sealing them keeps the heated air in longer and lower the usage of the heating system.
This MArshall, VA homeonwer had no insulation, causing the basement to be cold in the Winter. Comfenergy installed 2" thick Thermax rigid foam board panels and now the basement is warm and comfortable.
This Flint Hill, VA homeowner always had a cold basement, specifically their laundry area. Presently, it was insulated with loose fiberglass batts pinned to the wall. This neither stops air from traveling into the home, nor provides much of a thermal barrier. The rim joists at the top of the wall were also merely insulated with fiberglass batts.
Comfenergy put together a solution that was effective, and appealing to the eye! The fiberglass was removed and disposed of. Thermax (polyisocyanurate) boards were attached to the walls, with foam and tape sealing the gaps. Then, the rim joists were sprayed with closed cell spray foam to air seal and insulate them too.
Now the homeowner can perform laundry duties no matter what time of year it is!!!
Vertical walls with little/no, or fiberglass insulation on them allow the 130 degree attic heat to radiate through the drywall into a bedroom. SilverGlo foam boards (4" thick) can fix this problem.
This Rixeyville, VA homeowner was complaining about a cold room on the upper level of their home. After a full comfort evaluation provided for FREE by Comfenergy we found an attic that was adjacent to this room. The wall adjacent to this attic was merely insulated with fiberglass batts. The problem with this is that fiberglass does NOT stop air from travelling around and through it. This is why your furnace filter is made of fiberglass. It allows the air through, but not the dust and dirt.
Comfenergy solved this issue by using 2" thick EPS SilverGlo foam boards to secure on this wall to provide a good air barrier and an additional R10 thermal insulation value.
Now this room is toasty warm and can be used in cold winter months!!!
This Boston, VA homeowner had issues staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer. A FREE comfort evaluation by Comfenergy revealed, among other things, an HVAC ducting system located in the attic that was both leaky and not insulated. The hot air was leaking into the attic in the winter. The cold air was becoming re-heated in the summer. Not only was this causing discomfort, but it was making their utility bills go literally through the roof!!
Comfenergy encapsulated the attic ducting system to seal it from those air leaks. This keeps all of their air in the home! It also insulates the air travelling through the ducting system so that it comes out of the vents at the right temperature to stay comfortable.
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.