The bedrooms on the top floor of this home were always uncomfortable.
Removing the old insulation is the first step in making this home's top floor more comfortable.
Once the old insulation is out and the attic is clear, it's ready for air sealing.
A production crew member air seals the attic using expanding polyurethane foam.
This metal chimney pipe is sealed with fire caulk to stop air flow.
A Rock Wool sleeve is installed around the metal chimney pipe. Rock wool is completely fireproof.
An electrical utility box is air sealed with one part spray foam to stop air leakage.
Cellulose Insulation is blown in to an R value of 60
Homeowners in Sumerduck, VA had upstairs bedrooms and a top floor that was always too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. They also wanted to minimize the infiltration of outside air in their basement. The Comfenergy production crew removed all of their existing insulation and air sealed all of the accessible penetrations and top plates. We then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation and installed a metal chimney wrap with rockwool. We also dense packed the walls of the top floor by drilling through the drywall and inserting TruSoft cellulose. Finally, to reduce heat loss and cold air infiltration in the basement, we air sealed and insulated the rim joist area with spray foam.