This old and yucky attic insulation was insufficient and contributing to this homeowner experiencing uneven temperatures throughout their home.
A Comfenergy production crew member installs cellulose insulation in the attic. Cellulose is considered preferable by many as a result of its eco-friendly properties and its ability to conform to corners, uniquely shaped spaces, and around obstructions such as ducts or electrical wires and other penetrations.
Cellulose insulation goes beyond R-value because it also reduces air infiltration and convection more effectively than fiberglass, which further enhances its insulation properties. In fact, studies have shown that cellulose insulation can reduce airflow by as much as 30% when compared with other products. With the attic air sealed and properly insulated, this happy homeowner now has a more comfortable home.
Copper Mesh was installed in the gable vents to block birds and rodents from entering.
Once the attic was clean and clear, all of the accessible penetrations and top plates were sealed with expanding polyurethane foam. TiteShell can light covers were also installed. These fire resistant enclosures are specifically designed to protect your light fixtures from insulation in the attic and stop unwanted air leakage.
Homeowners in Dunn Loring, VA were experiencing uneven temperatures throughout their home. They had insufficient attic insulation that was old and contaminated. The first thing that the Comfenergy crew had to do was get rid of the old stuff and prepare the attic for the installation of fresh, clean, insulation. Then we air sealed all of the accessible penetrations and top plates and installed TiteShell recessed can light covers. Finally, TruSoft Cellulose insulation was installed to an R value of 49. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled materials that are ground into a fluffy, lightweight material with insulation value as high as R-4 per in. The insulation is treated with a non-toxic borate solution that gives the material a Class 1 fire safety rating (the highest available), while also making it resistant to mold and insects. Blown cellulose insulation is an affordable solution that can dramatically improve comfort and energy efficiency.