This is a TiteShell can light cover that stops air from the heated and cooled part of your home leaking into the attic, and eliminates the potential threat of fire. These covers are fireproof and will tuck away any wires or features relating to the recess lighting in your home. After these are installed the team can now insulate the rest of the attic.
This photo shows the spray foam that the cavity is first filled with. After removing the old insulation it is important to seal the points of entry for outside air. Once we have finished insulating the inside of a cantilever, we replace the wood that covered it with a treated wood.
This photo shows you what the recess lighting in your home looks like on the other side of the ceiling. This can light has the bulb inside that one can view from the living space below. When can lights are left exposed, they become a fire hazard. As you know, light bulbs have a tendency to heat up, and if you are using the incorrect bulb, or an older technology bulb, they can heat up so much they will catch something on fire. Comfenergy comes in after this photo was taken and insulated the can light and covers it to eliminate this risk before insulating the rest of the attic. This can be seen in the following photo.
This is a fantastic photo of what the attic looks like after it has been insulated with cellulose insulation. This particular insulation called TruSoft is laid after the team finds all of the places where air from your home is coming in. They seal those spots with an expanding air sealant called ZypFoam. After this step is complete, one will find their home warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and much lower fuel and electric bills!
This photo shows the inside of the cantilever with the original fiberglass insulation that was allowing all of the outside air in. We removed this before we inserted a SilverGlo Foam Block and sealed the foam block and floor deck with spray foam. Sometimes we reinsert the old fiberglass insulation if it is in good enough condition, replace it, or just remove it all together.
This home in Great Falls, Virginia was struggling with outside air coming into their home through their poorly insulated cantilevers and attic. In the winter the attic and cantilevers were allowing cold air in and warm air to escape. This combination can create an uncomfortable and expensive living situation. In a situation like this is where one experiences cold and drafty rooms and cold floors, it leads to homeowners cranking up the heat to try and solve the problem. Cranking up the heat will not fix this problem, but it will crank up your fuel and electric bills. This series of photos shows you the products our teams installed to correct these issues.